France advised its nationals against all non-essential travel to Sharm el-Sheikh following the crash of a Russian passenger jet that took off from the Egyptian resort at the weekend.
At least 18 people were killed and 51 injured when the roof of a factory collapsed near the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, officials said, with around a hundred more still trapped.
At least 36 people were killed when a Soviet-era Antonov plane crashed just after take-off from South Sudan's capital Juba.
Investigators began examining the two black boxes from the Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said the probe would take time.
The Russian passenger jet that crashed in Egypt killing all 224 people on board came down due to "external" factors, the airline said, as relatives began identifying their loved ones in Saint Petersburg.
A plane carrying the remains of scores of people killed when a Russian airliner crashed in Egypt landed in Saint-Petersburg early on Monday.
The flight had been bringing holidaymakers back to Saint Petersburg, Russia's second largest city, when it disappeared off radar screens while over the Sinai peninsula.
Thousands of people marched in central Bucharest to honour the victims of a weekend disco fire as the death toll from the tragedy climbed to 30.
International investigators have begun probing why a Russian airliner carrying 224 people crashed in a mountainous area of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing everyone on board in one of the deadliest Airbus incidents of the past decade.
A helicopter with 23 people on board crashed Tuesday near the Libyan capital but the cause was unclear, a security official said.
Record-breaking Hurricane Patricia rumbled across western Mexico, uprooting trees and triggering some landslides but causing less damage than feared so far for such a massive storm.
Two bomb blasts ripped through mosques in northeast Nigeria, killing at least 55 people and injuring more than 100.
At least 42 people, most of them elderly, were killed when a coach collided with a lorry and caught fire in southwest France, in the country's worst road accident for three decades.
At least 11 people were killed and many more wounded when a powerful bomb ripped through a passenger bus in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province.
Thirteen people including seven children were crushed to death in Karachi Tuesday when a rare landslide struck their thatch huts as they slept.
Visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak pledged to help Indonesia fight forest fires blanketing Southeast Asia in haze as foreign aircraft joined operations to douse the blazes.
Volunteers and firefighters began the gruelling task of cleaning up French Riviera towns strewn with mud and debris, as the death toll from floods which tore through the region rose to 20.
Violent storms and flooding along the chic French Riviera overnight have killed at least 16 people and left another five missing.
The forest fires blanketing Southeast Asia in choking haze are on track to become among the worst on record, NASA has warned.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has addressed the problem of the Aral Sea during the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.
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