Thousands of migrants, mostly Syrian refugees, travelled through Macedonia and Serbia towards western Europe, as Italy's foreign minister said the escalating crisis threatened the bloc's "soul".
Three American friends who overpowered a heavily-armed gunman in a train poured cold water on his claim that he had no intention of waging a bloody attack.
North and South Korea sat down to urgent top-level talks, seeking some way out of an escalating crisis that has pushed both their militaries to the brink of an armed conflict.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon begins a visit to Nigeria at the weekend to commemorate a deadly attack on the global body by Boko Haram militants and meet the country's new leader.
Thailand's police chief insisted his officers were making "a lot of progress" in the hunt for the Bangkok shrine bomber despite the lack of arrests and mystery over the attackers' motives.
The deadly Bangkok bomb took over one month to plan and was executed by more than 10 people, as more details emerged of the suspected network behind an attack that killed 20 people.
Thai monks led prayers for the reopening of a Bangkok shrine where a blast killed 20 people, as police hunted a man shown on security footage calmly planting what is believed to be the bomb.
Hong Kong warned its residents to avoid travel to Bangkok while other governments in Asia advised citizens to be extra vigilant, after a bomb attack in the Thai capital killed at least 20 people.
At least 50 militants were killed and their ammunition dump destroyed Monday in air strikes on hideouts in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters demanded Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's resignation, blaming her and the leftist Workers' Party for runaway corruption,
Two suicide attackers killed a Pakistani provincial minister, who had campaigned against militants, and at least 15 other people, after detonating a bomb at a meeting the minister was attending.
India summoned Pakistan's envoy in New Delhi Sunday to protest against civilian deaths in recent troop firings along their disputed border.
From a mullah who wants a military operation against women wearing jeans to "uncircumcised" Islamic State fighters, a satirical Pakistani website is using humour to shine a light on current affairs in the turbulent nation.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced he had fired the mission chief in the Central African Republic, declaring "enough is enough" after a string of allegations of child sex abuse by peacekeepers.
Pakistani security forces said they had foiled a plot to bomb Independence Day celebrations in Karachi after arresting a Taliban gang in the city.
Nepali politicians including Prime Minister Sushil Koirala appealed for calm as hundreds protested against a new constitution for a second day.
St. Louis County declared a state of emergency after a night of unrest in Ferguson, as a teenager was charged with shooting at police officers.
At least five people were killed when a Taliban suicide car bomber struck near the entrance of Kabul's international airport, the latest in a wave of lethal bombings in the Afghan capital.
A Taliban attack killed up to 29 people in northern Afghanistan, after a wave of lethal bombings in the capital as the insurgency escalates following a bitter power transition.
Multiple bombings rocked Kabul, killing at least 35 people and wounding hundreds more in the first major attacks in the Afghan capital.
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