At least 127 people have died after a passenger-plane crashed at the Kisangani International Airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Two bomb explosions have killed more than 35 people at a government building in Iraq that issues identity cards.
At least 10 people are reported to have been killed after a hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan came under attack by gunmen and suicide bombers.
A Filipino has been declared the world's shortest man by the Guinness Book of World Records. Junrey Balawing measures 59.3cm or under 2 feet
Armed rebels have killed 120 Syrian soldiers in a town where troops have unleashed deadly assaults on anti-government protesters.
The Israeli army shot dead 20 people on the border with Syria on Sunday as youths tried to climb a barbed wire fence in the Golan Heights.
Pakistan's top al Qaeda leader Ilyas Kashmiri has been killed by a US drone attack.
The president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has been injured after the presidential palace was shelled this afternoon.
Up to 270 people are presumed dead after a boat carrying refugees fleeing bloodshed in Libya broke down in the Mediterranean Sea.