Police have yet to identify the shooter at the Mall in Columbia, Maryland, who was armed with a shotgun, ammunition, and explosives made of fireworks. Three people were killed, including the shooter who took his own life.
An American jailed then held under house arrest in Bolivia is spirited out of the country in a 'humanitarian operation' and is now back in the US – under the care of actor-activist Sean Penn.
Ukrainian riot police withdrew from Independence Square after overnight clashes, leaving jubilant protesters. US and EU diplomats were on the scene.
An attack on the ministry of defense today killed at least 20 people. No group has claimed responsibility, but Al Qaeda militants are increasingly targeting Yemen's military.
The morning strike on a religious school killed at least five people, including the second leader of the militant Haqqani network to die this month.
There have been complaints that aid has arrived slowly, but a massive Philippines aid effort supplemented by military support from the US and other countries is starting to make a dent.