Rescuers raced on Monday to help tens of thoushands trapped by rooftop-high flood in Myanmar, as the UN warned that swollen riveres continue to threaten more areas as large swathes of Asia were hit by deadly monsoon rains.
The Afghan government acknowledged the growing leadership crisis within the Taliban for the first time on Monday, before stating that it would not deal with the militant group separately from the other "armed opposition" groups in the country.
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Qatar on Sunday for talks with his Gulf Arab counterparts as part of a regional tour to reassure allies about their concerns over the Iranian nuclear deal.
Five days after the discovery of a Boeing 777 wing fragment on La Reunion island, French and Malaysian aviation experts will meet with police and magistrates in Paris on Monday to coordinate their efforts in the investigation into the disapearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Nigeria's army said late on Sunday that it rescued 178 people held by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria's Borno state.
At least 90 people have been killed across Nepal in the past two months due to floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains, authorities said.
Pakistani authorities on Sunday detained a man on suspicion of attempting to ram Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's car as it was travelling in a security convoy, officials said.
The family of late Taliban leader Mullah Omar on Sunday said it does not back his announced successor and wants the new chief to be chosen by leading Islamic scholars and veterans of the movement.
Vice-president Joe Biden is reported to be actively exploring a White House run with aides reaching out in recent weeks to donors and strategists not committed to any campaign yet.
Attention will be focused on Greece's embattled banks on Monday when the Athens stock exchange reopens after a six-week shutdown imposed while the country was negotiating with the European Union, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other creditors regarding the bail-out talks on its debt crisis.
A 12-year-old British girl is brainier than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking if her IQ test is anything to go by. Nicole Barr scored a 162 on her Mensa IQ test, two points higher than the two legendary scientists.
Dramatic pictures and a video have emerged of the moment when a Russian military helicopter crashed during an aerobatic display at the Dubrovichi firing range in Ryazan region, about 170 kilometers (105 miles) southeast of Moscow.
Jalaluddin Haqqani-led militant group in Afghanistan, the Haqqani network, posted a statement on Sunday backing the appointment of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour whose legitimacy has been challenged internally.
Russian Anti-Terrorist Committee said on Sunday that the militants killed in combat in the province of Ingushetia west of Chechnya were involved in a series of attacks on police. It added that they had recently swore an oath of allegiance to IS.
A fevered hunt for more wreckage from missing flight MH370 on La Reunion island turned up no new clues Sunday as authorities said metallic debris found by locals did not come from an airplane.