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Suicide attack outside Kabul wedding hall, nine dead: officials

Suicide attack outside Kabul wedding hall, nine dead: officials

A suicide attacker blew himself up outside a wedding hall in Kabul killing at least nine people, officials said Thursday, in an apparent attempt to strike a political gathering under way inside.

Indonesian policeman shot dead near US-owned mine

Indonesian policeman shot dead near US-owned mine

An Indonesian policeman was shot dead and another was seriously wounded near a giant US-owned copper and gold mine Wednesday, authorities said, the latest in a string of shootings in restive Papua province.

Power slips from Mugabe as military steps in

Power slips from Mugabe as military steps in

Zimbabwe's military appeared to be in control of the country Wednesday as generals denied staging a coup but used state television to vow to target ‘criminals’ close to President Robert Mugabe.

Dozens of Afghan security forces killed in Taliban raids

Dozens of Afghan security forces killed in Taliban raids

Dozens of Afghan police and soldiers have been killed in a wave of Taliban attacks on checkpoints in Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, as insurgents step up assaults on the beleaguered security forces.

ICC judges approve full probe into alleged Burundi crimes

ICC judges approve full probe into alleged Burundi crimes

International judges have approved the opening of a full investigation into alleged crimes against humanity in Burundi, where at least 1,200 people have died in unrest since 2015, court officials revealed Thursday.

Fuel tanker explosion kills eight in Afghan city: officials

Fuel tanker explosion kills eight in Afghan city: officials

At least eight people were killed after a bomb attached to a fuel tanker exploded in a city in northern Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, in the latest attack to hit the country.

Boko Haram 'slaughter' 11 people in north Cameroon

Boko Haram 'slaughter' 11 people in north Cameroon

Boko Haram fighters killed 11 civilians in Cameroon's far north overnight, targetting a village where several members of the group were recently arrested, officials told AFP Monday.

Life begins returning to war-torn Philippine city

Life begins returning to war-torn Philippine city

Residents of a southern Philippine city where Islamic State supporters waged a brutal five-month battle began returning home on Tuesday, but gunfire greeted them as soldiers scoured devastated neighbourhoods ...

Pakistani security forces kill eight militants in Karachi

Pakistani security forces kill eight militants in Karachi

Pakistani paramilitary troops have killed eight militants from a group which tried to assassinate an opposition politician in Karachi, officials said Sunday.

Three killed in Indian Kashmir base camp attack

Three killed in Indian Kashmir base camp attack

Suspected militants stormed a paramilitary base in Indian-administered Kashmir early Tuesday, police said, sparking a lengthy gun battle that left one soldier and two attackers dead.

At least 14 dead as Rohingya boat capsizes off Bangladesh

At least 14 dead as Rohingya boat capsizes off Bangladesh

At least 10 children and four women were killed when a boat carrying Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized off Bangladesh on Thursday, as the number of new arrivals topped 500,000.

Bangladesh eases charity access to Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh eases charity access to Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh has strictly limited access to Rohingya camps in recent years. It has never given reasons, but the country is sensitive about security.