LUCKNOW, India, July 1:  Torrential rains triggered heavy floods and landslides that poured down hills in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, killing at least nine people by Friday and destroying dozens of homes, officials said.

DUBAI, (United Arab Emirates), July 1: Police in Bahrain say a woman has been killed in an explosion south of the capital, Manama.

DHAKA, Bangladesh, July 1:  Police say a Hindu temple worker has been hacked to death in southwest Bangladesh in the latest attack blamed on radical Islamists.

LONDON, July 1: Former London mayor Boris Johnson, runaway bookmakers' favorite to become Britain's prime minister, abruptly pulled out of the race on Thursday in a shock announcement less than a week after leading the campaign to pull the country out of the EU.

WASHINGTON, June 30: The Islamic State terror group may carry out large-scale attacks in the US similar to the one in Istanbul, CIA Director John Brennan has warned.

LOS ANGELES, June 30: A man in the US has taken his love for smartphones to a whole new level - by marrying it in a Las Vegas ceremony, media reports said.

BAGHDAD, June 30: The U.N. children's fund warned on Thursday that 3.6 million Iraqi children are at "serious risk" of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and recruitment into armed groups, and has called on warring parties in Iraq to protect their rights.

KABUL, (Afghanistan), June 30: An Afghan official says that a suicide bomber has attacked bus carrying trainee policemen, killing 30.

NEW DELHI, June 30: Police say a fire in a pharmacy engulfed residential quarters of a Mumbai suburban building, killing eight people.

ISTANBUL, June 29: Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded scores of others at Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport in an attack the government blamed on Islamic State extremists.