A suicide bomber killed at least 30 people inside a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul late on Friday, an interior ministry official said, the latest in a string of attacks targeting the country's Shiite minority.
Ugandan police have detained the country's most prominent opposition leader over allegations of attempted murder.
Iraqi forces took control on Friday of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk still in the hands of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters following a three-hour battle, security sources said.
Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail on Thursday, railing against the "politics of division" after keeping a low profile and avoiding direct confrontation with his White House successor since leaving office.
Togo's opposition said Thursday that three people had been killed and dozens more injured in clashes with security forces in the capital. Togolese officials, however, deny the reports of fatalities.
Protesters shouted "Go home Nazis" as a white nationalist gave a speech on Thursday at the University of Florida, where hundreds of police set up barricades and separated supporters and demonstrators to guard against violence.
UNICEF says the children who make up most of the nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar are seeing a "hell on earth" in overcrowded, muddy and squalid refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh.
Pollution claimed the lives of nine million people in 2015, one in every six deaths that year, according to a report published on Friday.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of France on Thursday to denounce President Emmanuel Macron's planned labour reforms, but low turnouts suggested the resistance is running out of steam.
A Pakistani court indicted ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on corruption charges spiralling from the Panama Papers leak, a senior government official said Thursday, in a case that could ultimately see the former leader jailed.