A suicide bomber has targeted a senior member of Afghanistan's election commission, killing his driver.
China's Ministry of Environmental Protection has forecast severe pollution for Beijing and other areas until Tuesday and is urging people to stay indoors.
Marchers at events around New Zealand are urging more action on climate change as part of a global movement to force change.
Japan has announced it will resume whaling next year, but says the new program will be "scientifically reasonable".
Australia needs to be more consistent on climate change after mixed messages under recent governments, a senior UN official says.

South Auckland mourns Jonah Lomu

Communities from around the Pacific have gathered in south Auckland to remember Jonah Lomu before Monday's Eden Park memorial service.
An Indonesian official has approached Australia for an explanation over the latest boat sent back under Operation Sovereign Borders.
China and NATO have joined forces to conduct an anti-piracy drill aimed at improving maritime security and stability in the Gulf of Aden.
Anastasia Lin is a practitioner of Falun Gong and in July testified at a US congressional hearing on religious persecution in China.
Sixteen asylum seekers who have come ashore in Indonesia were apparently on a boat towed away from Christmas Island last week.
Eight suspected Islamic State sympathisers have been killed in a dawn clash with Philippine military forces.
An Australian representative will attend regional talks on asylum seekers in Jakarta, where tensions persist over Operation Sovereign Borders.
Part of a recovery team will stay the night in a Fox Glacier hut before trying to recover three remaining bodies from the chopper crash which killed seven.
An Indian woman has launched a social media campaign to challenge sexist prejudices about menstruation that have seen women reportedly banned from entering a...
A New Zealand vessel has received five uninvited visitors after environmental activists locked themselves to its mast and deck.

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