People look at the rubble and damaged cars in front of their house, in the aftermath of violent storms and floods in Biot, southeastern France, on Sunday. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Magnenet/AFP/Getty Images 1:19

Flash flooding around the French Riviera has killed at least 16 people, including some trapped in cars, a campsite and a retirement home. Torrents of (...)

Afghan special forces arrive for a battle with the Taliban in Kunduz city, northern Afghanistan. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

Taliban fighters clashed with Afghan government forces near Kunduz airport on Tuesday, a day after the militants seized control of the northern city (...)

Islamic State (IS) group flag and banner. Photograph:  Marwan Ibrahimmarwan/AFP/Getty

Saudi security forces engaged in a gun battle with two brothers suspected of belonging to the militant group Islamic State, the Interior Ministry said(...)

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, speaks to supporters as he secures victory in the general election in Athens, Greece, on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. (Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg)

US and European equity-index futures dropped with Asian stocks and emerging-market currencies as concern global growth is faltering spurred investors(...)

A little girl gestures while arriving at a refugee camp in Opatovac, Croatia on Sunday. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh rescued 125 people off a rubber craft 60 kilometres north east of Tripoli on Sunday. A north-westerly force 5 w(...)

The security forces said they had believed the vehicles were being used to transport terrorists. File Photograph:  Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Egyptian security forces opened fire on a caravan of tourist vehicles in the country’s Western Desert late on Sunday night, killing at least 12 people(...)

A man from Syria prays after arriving on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos aboard an inflatable dinghy on September 7th. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s vice chancellor said he expects the country to take 800,000 migrants this year, but is prepared for more long-term. In an interview with Ger(...)

Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic said those kidnapped included 14 workers, three engineers and one accountant. Photograph: Ahmed Saad/Reuters

Masked men in military uniforms have kidnapped 18 Turkish employees of an Ankara-based construction company in Baghdad, bundling them into several SUV(...)

A firefighter works at the scene where a fire in an apartment building in the north of Paris killed eight people. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images 1:03

Eight people have died in an apartment block fire in Paris. Police have detained a man amid suspicions that the blaze, at the foot of the famed Montm(...)

Thai police chief Somyot Poompanmuang  told reporters that the reward offered for information leading to the capture of any bombing suspects would be given to the police team. Photograph: EPA

Police hunting for the perpetrators of Thailand’s deadliest bombing have arrested a second foreign suspect, prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on T(...)