The number of people killed when an Indonesian air force plane crashed into a residential neighbourhood rose to 142 on Wednesday, as families said their relatives had paid to be on the aircraft, in violation of military rules.
A blistering heatwave sweeping through Europe on Wednesday brought blackouts to France and fears of heat stroke for Wimbledon tennis fans, but meant a range of interesting ice creams for the continent's zoo animals.
British police closed off sections of motorway to park some 3,000 trucks waiting to board ferries to France on Wednesday as striking ferry workers blocked the port of Calais for a third consecutive day.
Liberia announced the return of Ebola on Tuesday following the death of a 17 year old boy, dealing a worrying blow to the country's recovery three months after its last known case.
At least 116 people were killed on Tuesday when an Indonesian air force transport plane crashed into a major city shortly after take-off and exploded in a fireball, officials said.
A 20 year old partygoer died on Monday after suffering 90 per cent burns from a fireball that injured nearly 500 people at a Taiwan 'colour party', with organisers facing charges after plumes of decorative powder ignited.
A revolutionary solar-powered aircraft was past 'the point of no return' and flying over the Pacific Ocean bound for Hawaii on Monday, on the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe.
Witnesses described the scene at a Taiwan water park as 'hell' after a ball of fire ripped through a crowd, with authorities putting the injured at nearly 500 on Sunday, more than 200 of them seriously hurt.