1) A powerful typhoon has hit eastern China after a mass evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people.
2) Fifty people have died during rival demonstrations in Egypt between police and supporters of the deposed Islamist President.
3) Divers in Italy have been recovering more bodies from the boat of African migrants that sank on Thursday. Eighty-three bodies were brought out on Sunday, bringing the official death toll to 194. About 200 people are still missing and 155 have survived the accident off Lampedusa island.
4) Four soldiers serving with the Nato-led international force in Afghanistan have been killed in the south of the country. Nato said they were killed by enemy combatants while taking part in an operation alongside Afghan forces.
5) At least eight people have been killed and dozens injured at a show in Mexico after a modified pick-up known as a monster truck crashed into spectators. At least one child was said to be among the dead in the northern city of Chihuahua on Saturday evening. The truck hit a stand that had no protective barrier. A mechanical failure may have been the main cause of the accident. However, the driver later tested positive for alcohol consumption.
Meanwhile, 'back at the ranch', or in my case, the safety of my cozy home in England, The latest UK report said that if everyone took moderate physical exercise every week it would save lives. By moderate exercise, UK chief medical officers recommend 150 minutes of activity each week. That's enough to make the heart beat faster while still being able to readily have a conversation. It includes walking, cycling and gardening. By my reckoning, that equates to just over twenty minutes a day. I'd better increase my regular walk for five minutes longer.