Four Turks kidnapped in Nigeria, police launch rescue operation

Four Turks kidnapped in Nigeria, police launch rescue operation

Four Turkish nationals have been kidnapped in western Nigeria and police are conducting a rescue operation, a state police spokesman said on Sunday.

Pakistan rescue teams spot French woman climber, no communication with Polish man

Pakistan rescue teams spot French woman climber, no communication with Polish man

Pakistan military helicopters circling the treacherous "Killer Mountain" were on Saturday able to spot a French woman climber who left behind her injured Polish partner to seek help, a senior official said, but neither was able to be rescued.

Ten drown as Rohingya boat sinks off Bangladesh

Ten drown as Rohingya boat sinks off Bangladesh

The boat was carrying an estimated 50 people when it went down in the estuary of the Naf river that divides the two countries.

More than 150 inmates escape in Philippine jail raid

More than 150 inmates escape in Philippine jail raid

Suspected Muslim rebels staged the Philippines' biggest jailbreak on Wednesday when they stormed a dilapidated jail in the violence-plagued south of the country, freeing 158 inmates and killing a guard, authorities said.