Typhoon Haima churned toward southern China on Friday after smashing into the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages and killing at least 13 people.
Islamic State militants armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk early Friday, in an assault that appeared aimed at diverting Iraqi security forces from a massive offensive against the IS-held city of Mosul.
A powerful earthquake in western Japan knocked loose roof tiles, toppled store shelves and caused power outages Friday afternoon, but apparently caused no widespread damage. At least seven people were injured, one seriously.
Hopes have dimmed for Haitians combing the countryside for missing relatives in the regions that were hit hardest by Hurricane Matthew. The central government says the official toll stands at 546 dead and 128 missing but many believe it could be higher.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded sharp barbs and brutal takedowns at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a white-tie gala in New York that is often the last time the two presidential nominees share a stage before Election Day.