Flooding and landslides across nine southern Chinese provinces leave more than 50 people dead and 14 missing, officials say.
About 60 people have been injured, five critically, after a head-on, rush-hour collision between two commuter trains near New York, officials say.
Afghan MPs are to debate a law to prevent violence against women, amid a fierce argument between leading Afghan women over tactics.
The widow of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko calls for the inquest into his death to be abandoned and replaced with a public inquiry.
A would-be robber had a lucky escape after he was struck by a bus, moments after he snatched a woman’s mobile phone in Bogota, Colombia.
More than $1m (£650,000) worth of Chopard jewels, to be worn by stars for the Cannes film festival, are stolen from a hotel room in the city.
The education secretary is like a “fanatical personal trainer” who urges schools to jump higher and run faster, a head teachers’ leader is to say.
Dawood Azami on why Afghans are wary of Pakistan’s PM-elect