John Kerry's new approach to solve Syria crisis came after last month's US-Russian bid to end the war collapsed in days.
Indian PM Modi's remarks escalated his diplomatic drive to isolate Pakistan, which India accuses of sponsoring terrorism.
Turkey and Iran are locked in a row about the presence of Turkish troops in northern Iraq.
Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will be crowned king after a royal funeral, which is likely to take months to prepare.
Syrian opposition Hamza Brigade says IS fighters put up "minimal" resistance to defend the town of Dabiq.
The reassignment comes months after the envoy claimed that Iranian-backed Shiite militias were plotting to assassinate him.
Typhoon Sarika was potentially the most destructive this year.
The stampede took place on the outskirts of Varanasi, a city in Uttar Pradesh state known for its temples.
The DPRK boat was seized in Russia's exclusive economic zone in the Sea of Japan, said Russian authorities.
It's the latest in a series of moves by the DPRK aimed apparently at displaying a show of force.