Some 27 people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. A Dornier 228-200 plane, operated by Busy Bee, came down shortly after take-off in Goma.
Some 59 people are now thought to have been killed in a mass shooting in Las Vegas. A further 500 were injured during the incident at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on the famous Las Vegas Strip.
Hundreds of people have been killed following a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico. As many as 226 people are currently feared to have died in the incident, which saw damage to more than 100 buildings in the centre of Mexico City.
Hurricane Irma has left a trail of destruction across the Caribbean, with several major tourism destinations severely affected. At least ten people have been killed in the wake of the storm, with many more left homeless.
Five people have been killed after a light plane crashed into a shopping centre in Melbourne, Australia. Four United States citizens and their Australian pilot are confirmed dead following the accident.
An earthquake has struck central Italy killing at least 73 people and leaving dozens more trapped under rubble. Damage from the 6.2 quake was centred on the town of Amatrice, while a family of four are also believed to have been killed by collapsing rubble in the nearby town of Accumoli.
Eight people have been killed and as many as 100 injured following the head on collision of two passenger trains in Germany. Up to 40 of those injured are believed to be in a critical condition following the accident near Bad Aibling, a spa town approximately 40 miles south-east of Munich, Bavaria.
A derailed passenger train has killed at least five people while injuring dozens more in the north-eastern United States. Amtrak Train 188 came off the rails in Philadelphia, on route from Washington DC to New York. Some ten carriages are believed to have been involved in the incident late on Tuesday evening.
French authorities have resumed a recovery operation in the Alps after the crash of a Germanwings plane carrying 150 people yesterday. The plane came down in a remote mountain ravine between Digne and Barcelonnette, with the loss of all 144 passengers and six crew.
More than 30 people have been killed in a rail accident in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The engine and two carriages of the Janta Express, which travels between Dehradun and Varanasi, derailed near the village of Bachhrawan.
More than 20 people are fear killed after a TransAsia Airways plane clipped a bridge and crashed in Taipei. Flight GE235 came down in the Keelung River in the centre of the Taiwanese capital.
Investigators searching for the wreckage of missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 have heard ‘pings’ from the aircraft’s flight recorders. Divers have been dispatched to investigate the sounds, which follow the discovery of the tailfin of the plane earlier this week. Officials have speculated the black box could have been separated from the rear part of the plane.