Police in India have offered a reward to catch a shop owner who they say had illegally stored explosives that triggered a blast, killing 90 people.
Two car bombs in the Syrian city of Hassakeh have killed at least 20 people and injured 40, state TV reports.
Australia is to have a new prime minister after Tony Abbott was ousted as leader of the centre-right Liberal Party by Malcolm Turnbull.
Russia's recent movements near Syria's city of Latakia suggest that Moscow plans to establish a "forward air operating base" there, the US has said.
The next two years could be the hottest on record globally, says research from the UK's Met Office.
It warns big changes could be under way in the climate system with greenhouse gases increasing the impact of natural trends.
Security forces in Egypt have mistakenly killed 12 people, including Mexican tourists, during an anti-terror operation, the interior ministry says.
Singaporeans head to the polls on Friday, and with the same party in power for 50 years, it's all but certain that the People's Action Party (PAP) will once again form the government.