The death toll in the heatwave sweeping India has reached nearly 800 with temperatures nearing 50C (122F) in some areas.
Most deaths have taken place in the southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, where more than 750 people have died since last week.
Malaysia has begun exhuming bodies suspected to be migrants buried in mass grave sites found by the Thai border.
Authorities believe migrants were held for ransom in jungle camps, and those who died were buried in 139 graves.
At least 13 people have been killed by a tornado that hit the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna.
Hundreds of homes have been damaged or destroyed in the city, in Coahuila state, just across the border from Del Rio, Texas.
Iraqi government forces have formally launched an operation to drive Islamic State (IS) out of Anbar province.
The announcement was made by a spokesman for the Popular Mobilisation (al-Hashd al-Shaabi), a volunteer force comprising dozens of Shia militias.
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), has been urged to release a student of South Korean nationality it detained for illegal entry.
Australian Federal Police on Monday defended their decision to inform Indonesian authorities in 2005 about the heroin smuggling operation that ultimately led to last week’s execution of two Australians.
It said that police were tipped off by the father of Scott Rush, one of the nine Australians involved in the drug-smuggling ring.
Nepal Interior Ministry Spokesman, Laxmi Dhakal, has attributed shortage of helicopters, as major factor hindering the relief efforts in remote areas of Nepal where earthquake damage was the worst.
William Ruto, Deputy President of Kenya, has told worshipers at a church service in Nairobi that homosexuality had no place in Kenyan society.
“The Republic of Kenya is a republic that worships God. We have no room for gays and those others”, he said.
No fewer than 5,800 migrants were plucked from boats off the coast of Libya and 10 bodies were recovered in less than 48 hours, Italy’s coast guard said yesterday.
Report says it is one of the biggest rescue operations this year.
FOR the last two weeks Adiala jail in Rawalpindi has hosted an unlikely prisoner: 23-year-old Pakistani supermodel Ayyan Ali.
Ever since then Pakistani media outlets have been concerned to find out if she is living in the jail under especially favourable conditions.