Dozens dead in Iraq's Karbala city as Ashoura marked
In Iraq, at least 31 pilgrims have been killed at one of the most sacred sites in Shia Islam during Ashoura, which marks the death of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson.
Millions of pilgrims had gathered in Karbala but a stampede occurred during the ritual run towards the shrine.
The government fears the number of dead could rise but has promised better conditions for the event.
Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from Karbala.
At least 89 soldiers have been confirmed dead following an attack by rebel fighters on an army base in Niger.
The raid was the latest in a string of attacks across Africa's Sahel region, prompting leaders to call for more international support in the battle against ISIL.
No one has claimed responsibility.
Al Jazeera's Nicola Gage reports. At least five people were killed and dozens were injured in a crash early Sunday involving multiple vehicles on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, a transportation official said. (Jan. 5) A shooter opened fire in a classroom building at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola on Friday morning in an attack that left four people dead, including the assailant, and multiple people wounded. (Dec. 6) At least 30 people have been killed in a car bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
Dozens more are feared dead in the blast near a security checkpoint during rush-hour.
Local media are reporting four Turkish engineers were working near the checkpoint and are among the dead.
Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa joins us live from Nairobi in neighbouring Kenya to update us on this.