Officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the US have called for a political settlement to end the conflict in Afghanistan. The move comes as the Taliban has stepped up its campaign of violence across the country.
Search teams in Taiwan are working through the night to rescue survivors trapped after an earthquake reduced several buildings to rubble. At least 11 people have died and there are fears for those who are still missing.
Taiwan's Tainan city government has reported 221 people rescued, 154 hospitalized and seven dead after a major earthquake toppled buildings in the early hours of Saturday. Rescue teams are searching through the rubble.