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.
Iraqi officials say a bomb explosion killed at least 67 people in a Shi’ite Muslim neighborhood of Baghdad Thursday.
Al Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri reportedly has promised allegiance to the new head of the Taliban.
An Egyptian group linked to Islamic State said Wednesday it executed a Croatian citizen it kidnapped last month.
Turkey’s military said Tuesday that warplanes had carried out airstrikes against 17 Kurdish rebel targets in southeastern Turkey.
Zimbabwe has partly ended restrictions on big game hunting around Hwange National Park.
Investigators have found parts of what might be a Russian missile in the area where a Malaysian Airlines plane crashed last year.