Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta pledged a thorough investigation after a blaze ripped though a large market in Nairobi killing 15 people and injuring 70 others. The fire is the seventh at the capital's Gikomba Market in less than 10 years.
One person has been killed and a further 40 injured in a stampede ahead of an African Nations Cup qualifier between Madagascar and Senegal. It is the latest in a worrying series of stadium deaths in recent years.
Unknown attackers have fired on a military parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz, state television says. Scores of people were reported to have been killed and injured.
Multiple accounts suggest the city of Ghazni is largely under the control of Taliban militants. Scores are reportedly dead and scores more injured on both sides as the battle for the city continues.
A man has killed his mother and sister and seriously injured a passerby in a knife attack in the Paris suburb of Trappes. When he walked towards police with the knife, the attacker was shot dead.
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