Smoke rises after a house was blown up during a military operation by Egyptian security forces in Rafah near the border with southern Gaza Strip.
Vehicles with Kurdish fighters are escorted by Turkish Kurds on their way to the Turkey-Syria border. Iraqi Kurdish fighters arrived in southeast Turkey en route to the Syrian town of Kobani to try to help fellow Kurds fight Islamic State militants.
The unmanned Antates rocket owned by Orbital Sciences Corporation explodes just seconds after launch from Wallops Island, Virginia, on what was to be a mission to the International Space Station.
Turkish students carry a portrait of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, during the 91st anniversary celebrations of the creation of the Turkish Republic in Ankara.