A fire in a residential building in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung has killed 46 people and injured another 41.
At least six people were killed in Beirut on Thursday when heavy gunfire targeted supporters of Hezbollah, as they headed to a protest demanding the removal of the judge investigating last year's explosion at the city's port.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) suspended flights to the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Thursday after what it called "heavy handed" interference by Taliban authorities, including arbitrary rule changes and intimidation of staff.
China will send three astronauts to an unfinished space station early on Saturday, including the first female crew member to visit the station, where they are due to stay for six months.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said its newly formed advisory group on dangerous pathogens may be "our last chance" to determine the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and urged China to provide data from early cases.
A 37-year-old Danish citizen is suspected of killing five people in a bow-and-arrow attack in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg in a rare incident of mass killing in Norway, police said on Thursday.