The leader of the Afghan Taliban has likely been killed, following a US drone strike targeting him, in a remote region just inside neighbouring Pakistan.
At least nine Iraqi soldiers have been killed, and a further nine wounded, following a bomb blast at a house, during a raid, in Iraq.
At least two people have been killed, and a further three injured, following two separate shooting incidents, at shopping centres in the US state of Maryland.
At least 73 people, reportedly 43 rebel fighters and 30 government forces, have been killed, following the seizing of a village by rebels near Aleppo.
A US Navy SEAL has reportedly been killed by Islamic State militants, following an offensive by the group in northern Iraq.
A Palestinian woman, and her teenage brother, have been shot dead by Israeli forces, who claimed they were armed with knives, in the occupied West Bank.
Israeli soldiers have reportedly shot dead an axe-wielding Palestinian assailant, in the occupied West Bank.
At least 25 people have been killed, and dozens more wounded, following a series of bomb attacks in Iraq.
At least two people have been killed, following a train derailment, near the city of Philadelphia, in the United States.
A gunman has been killed, after he shot a state trooper, at a Greyhound bus station, in the US state of Virginia.