President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has condemned Russian forces as "scumbag terrorists" after their "calculated" missile strike on a shopping centre in Ukraine.
A poisonous chlorine gas explosion at the port of Aqaba in Jordan is said to have killed at least 13 people and injured 250.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says he wants the war in Ukraine to be over by the start of winter, as he urged Western leaders to send anti-aircraft systems and increase sanctions on Russia.
NATO will significantly increase the number of forces on high alert to over 300,000 from 40,000 as part of the biggest overhaul of the alliance's defences since the Cold War.
At least one person has died and 10 people have been hurt after a tornado swept through a historic town in the Netherlands.
People in France should wear masks again in crowded areas, particularly if they are on public transport, to help tackle a new COVID-19 wave, according to the country's health minister.
US basketball star Brittney Griner has been ordered to stand trial in Russia on Friday on cannabis possession charges.
Forensic samples taken from 21 underage teenagers who died in a mysterious incident at a South African nightclub are being sent for analysis, police have said.
Beijing said the city would persist with its zero-COVID policies "over the next five years", although it quickly removed reference to a time period in the announcement.
At least four people have reportedly been killed and hundreds injured after a stand collapsed during a bullfight in Colombia.