Torrential rains in Southeast Asia have decimated thousands of homes and fields. The death toll across India and Myanmar is rising as emergency services fight against the elements to reach those in need.
New Taliban leader Mullah Mansoor has vowed to continue the group's 14-year insurgency in Afghanistan in a newly released audio message. Mansoor urged Taliban fighters to remain united in the wake of Mullah Omar's death.
Police have arrested the head of the defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, according to local media reports. The arrest is reportedly linked to the loss of more than $400 million in bitcoin when Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy.
Mullah Omar, the Taliban leader who fought a protracted war against both Soviet Union and NATO in Afghanistan, has died due to illness. With his death the militant group has lost its most charismatic and unifying figure.