A huge landslide that engulfed homes in western Japan killed at least 27 people and left another 10 missing.
Three climbers have fallen 800 metres to their death in the Mont Blanc range, the latest in a series of tragedies on Europe's highest mountain.
Heavy storms and rains killed at least 16 people, including nine children, and injured over 80 others in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
US Secretary of State John Kerry demanded that the people who shot down Flight MH17 be brought to justice for their "unconscionable crime".
A severe dust storm has left Aktau city in western Kazakhstan without water and electricity.
As many as 10 people died and dozens were injured when Typhoon Halong slammed into the Japanese archipelago over the weekend.
The 150-odd corpses left at the entrance to Longtoushan encapsulated the scale of the disaster it had wreaked on the community in Yunnan.
A total of 381 people had been killed by the tremor, with 1,801 injured. More than 12,000 houses collapsed and 30,000 were damaged in the quake zone in the southwestern province of Yunnan, China.
Rescue workers dug through deep mud and debris on Thursday in search of victims of a major landslide in western India that buried homes, with the death toll expected to reach 150.
More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said.
At least 20 people have died in the past week as torrential rain batters swathes of China, with at least six killed by lightning, thousands of homes destroyed and more than 300,000 evacuated, state media said.
A Japanese cabinet minister apologised after appearing to suggest people in nuclear disaster-hit Fukushima could be persuaded to put up with contaminated waste if the government threw cash at them.
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye revamped her cabinet Friday, replacing seven ministers in response to intense criticism over her administration's handling of April's ferry disaster.
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Thursday named a former Supreme Court judge as her new prime minister, as the fallout from last month's ferry disaster casts a long shadow over upcoming local elections.
The operator of a Turkish mine where an explosion has claimed more than 280 lives said on Friday the disaster was not due to negligence on its part.
Six years after a huge earthquake killed tens of thousands of people in China, questions over poor building work and corruption were still being asked on Monday's anniversary, as online posters remembered the dead.
Rescue workers recovered more bodies Saturday of people killed in a landslide at an illegal gold mine in western Colombia, raising the death toll to 10, with an additional six feared dead.
The roof of a five-story building in Pavlodar has been ripped off in one piece by a storm. Other areas sustained damage as well.
The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster crossed 100 on Tuesday, as dive teams, under growing pressure from bereaved relatives, accelerated the grim task of recovering hundreds more bodies from the submerged vessel.
A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico's capital and Pacific coast on Friday, shaking buildings, bringing down walls and prompting people to rush into the street.
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