One person was dead after a man armed with a knife stabbed several people in Finland before being shot by armed police.
Video) One person killed in Finland knife rampage
Qatari hajj pilgrims began crossing into Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Saudi media reported, after Riyadh reopened the border in a move that Doha welcomed but saw as "politically motivated" as regional tensions simmer.
(video) Saudi Arabia reopens border to Qatari pilgrims despite tensions
The death toll from devastating floods in Sierra Leone has passed 400 with 600 people still missing in the stricken capital, the Red Cross said Friday, as Britain promised £5 million in fresh aid.
(video) Red Cross: Death toll from Sierra Leone floods passes 400
Spanish police hunted Friday for the driver who ploughed a van into crowds of pedestrians on a busy avenue in Barcelona, just hours before a second such assault hit a nearby resort, in twin attacks that left 14 dead and over 100 injured.
(video) 14 dead in twin attacks as Spanish police launch manhunt
Police backed by heavily armed troops swooped on one of Rio de Janeiro's main suburbs Wednesday in the latest large-scale crackdown against crime in the increasingly violent city, authorities said.
(video) Brazilian Army, police swoop on Rio suburb
Japanese jets conducted air maneuvers with US bombers southwest of the Korean peninsula on Wednesday as North Korea considered whether to fire missiles towards the US-administered territory of Guam.
(video) US-Japan conduct air drills
As the mother of a son who went to preschool and a professor in early childhood education, you might imagine Anna Kirova would be preschool’s No. 1 fan. But the educator said she cannot give a black-and-white answer to the question, ‘Do children need preschool?’
Do children need preschool? (video)
The International Monetary Fund has warned that China's credit growth is on a ‘dangerous trajectory’.
IMF warns on Chinese credit boom
With uncertainty on Fed and Trump policies continuing, it makes sense to continue to look for opportunities in Asia, says Ken Wong, Asia Equity Portfolio Specialist, Eastspring Investments.
Still a lot of opportunities left in Asia

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