At least 27 people have been killed and many more wounded in an explosion near a Hindu shrine in central Bangkok late Monday.
Search and rescue workers are heading to an area in the eastern province of Papua, Indonesia, where pieces that may belong to a missing Indonesian passenger plane have been seen.
Troops from the United States and South Korea began a joint military exercise Monday.
Tens of thousands of people protested against the government in Brazil on Sunday.
Officials in China now say at least 56 people were killed in powerful explosions in the port city of Tianjin Wednesday.
The United States is investigating reports an Islamic State attack earlier this week on Kurdish fighters in Iraq.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two.
The Greek parliament approved a bailout deal for the country Friday.
Al Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri reportedly has promised allegiance to the new head of the Taliban.
The U.S. flag will be raised Friday in Cuba.