The governor of Georgia has declared a state of emergency in seven counties - after 11 people were killed in tornado storms on Sunday.
French left-wing voters are casting ballots in a nationwide presidential primary aimed at producing a candidate strong enough to confront formidable conservative and nationalist rivals in the April-May general election.
More than a million people joined rallies around the world to protest against Donald Trump on his first day as US president.
A powerful magnitude 8 earthquake hit the Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, but no tsunami was reported hours after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued an alert for nearby islands.
President Donald Trump marked his first full day in office by attacking the media over its coverage of his inauguration and of his comments about the US intelligence agencies.
At least 23 people have been killed and 50 others injured after a passenger train derailed in southern India.
A fifth person died in hospital a day after a man with a history of mental health and drug issues drove a car through a lunch-time crowd in a pedestrian-only street in Australia's second largest city.
Staff at the Italian embassy in Tripoli are all safe after a car bombing in the Libyan capital, Italy's foreign ministry has said.
A Nigerian separatist group said 20 people have died after a demonstration in support of US president Donald Trump led to clashes with police.
A group of hackers claim to have shut down the website of the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament in protest at organisers holding it in the "dictatorship" of Gabon.
French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen has joined fellow nationalists at a conference in Germany to a show of populist confidence as Europe faces a series of high-stakes national elections.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has started campaigning for constitutional reforms that would greatly expand the powers of his office.
Russia is hoping for a constructive dialogue with new US President Donald Trump's administration, a spokesman for Vladimir Putin has said, but admit differences will remain.
Almost 50 people were taken to hospital after fire engulfed a popular nightclub in Romanian capital Bucharest, officials have said.
Emergency crews are continuing their search for more survivors in an avalanche-crushed hotel in Italy after pulling out four people from the rubble overnight.
Tens of thousands of women have amassed in Washington DC and other cities around the globe for marches aimed at showing US president Donald Trump they will not be silent over the next four years.
Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh and his family have headed into political exile, ending a 22-year reign of fear and a post-election political stand-off which threatened to spiral into military action.
US warplanes have bombed an al Qaida training camp in Syria, killing more than 100 militants, the Pentagon said.
Six scientists have entered a man-made dome on a remote Hawaii volcano as part of a human behaviour study that could help Nasa as it draws up plans for sending astronauts on long missions to Mars.
US President Donald Trump has quickly assumed the mantle of the White House and begun setting up his new administration.
Boko Haram extremists have attacked a refugee camp in north-east Nigeria days after government planes bombed it, witnesses said, as reports emerged that the death toll from the bombing could be as high as 170.
Some 2,000 people were trapped in their vehicles overnight as heavy snowfall cut off several roads in eastern Spain, authorities said.
Islamic State militants have destroyed a landmark ancient Roman monument and parts of the theatre in Syria's historic town of Palmyra, the government and opposition monitoring groups said.