More than 276 people are killed by twin bomb blasts that struck busy junctions in the heart of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, officials say, marking the deadliest attacks since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007.
The death toll in flooding and landslides that devastated parts of northern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh over the past few days has risen to 245, while millions of others have been displaced, officials say.
Thousands of Sri Lankan troops battle to get relief supplies to nearly half a million people displaced by the island's worst flooding in well over a decade, as death toll rises to 169.
The rain-swollen River Seine in Paris reached its highest level in three decades, spilling its banks and prompting the Louvre museum to shut its doors and evacuate artworks in its basement.
At least 272 people have been confirmed dead and more than 1,500 people injured after Ecuador was hit by its most powerful earthquake in decades.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan verses a chorus with the Election Commission claiming that the second phase of union parishad elections was free and fair.
A clean-up operation begins after the most severe cyclone to hit Fiji in living memory killed at least 20. Rescue workers say that number could rise as some of the worst-hit outlying islands have yet to be reached.
A cold snap sweeping across East Asia kills at least 85 people in Taiwan and stranded 60,000 tourists in South Korea.
Another person who was burnt in a fire at a factory of Pubail in Tongi of Gazipur dies. Abdul Kader, 60, succumbed to his injuries at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital.