A 70-year-old man has died in Hong Kong after being struck on the head during clashes between government supporters and protesters.
US Democrats have made gains in state elections, in what is being seen as a blow to President Donald Trump.
A 50 kilometre-long (31 mile) wildfire is advancing across Brazil's Pantanal wetlands.
Centre-left opposition candidate Alberto Fernández has been elected president of Argentina in a vote dominated by economic concerns.
The US is lifting sanctions imposed on Turkey nine days ago over its offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, President Donald Trump says.
Japan's Emperor Naruhito is set to formally ascend the throne in an elaborate ceremony on Tuesday.
More than 110,000 people are taking part in search and rescue operations after Typhoon Hagibis struck Japan on Saturday.
The White House has officially refused to co-operate with the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
More than 100 people have died due to flooding caused by heavy rains in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, officials have said.
Authorities in the Bahamas have defended their response to Hurricane Dorian after it hit the island last week.
The death toll from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas will be "staggering", the country's government has warned as aid efforts are being stepped up.
Tory rebels and opposition MPs have defeated the government in the first stage of their attempt to pass a law designed to prevent a no-deal Brexit.
The most powerful storm to hit the Caribbean islands of the Bahamas since records began has torn roofs from buildings and caused severe flooding.
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday a deal to provide "technical and financial help" was close.
Brazil's Amazon rainforest has seen a record number of fires this year, according to new data from the country's space research agency.
Ebola may soon be a "preventable and treatable" disease after a trial of two drugs showed significantly improved survival rates, scientists have said.
Typhoon Lekima is currently battering Taiwan with winds of more than 190km/h (120mph) and is due to make landfall in China's Zhejiang province on Saturday.
The new Conservative leader will take office on Wednesday afternoon following an audience with the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
South Africa's ex-President Jacob Zuma told a judge-led inquiry that allegations of corruption against him were a "conspiracy" aimed at removing him from the political scene.