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  • UN says Afghan air raid in April killed 30 children

    07 May 2018 8:57 PM 25

    The UN mission to Afghanistan says 30 children were among those killed in an Afghan air raid last month that officials said targeted insurgents. The UN released a report on Monday saying that a total of 36 people were killed in the April 2 attack, which it said targeted a religious ceremony attended by hundreds of men and boys in the Dashti Archi district

  • Death toll from Pakistan mining explosions climbs to 23

    06 May 2018 8:54 PM 27

    Quetta - Pakistani officials say the death toll from methane gas explosions in two coal mines has climbed to 23. Mine inspector Iftikhar Ahmed said on Sunday that five more bodies have been recovered from one of the mines, bringing the death toll from the blast the day before to 16. Another seven people died in a separate blast on Saturday, which also wounded

  • Catalan separatists want to re-elect fugitive ex-leader

    06 May 2018 11:06 AM 27

    Lawmakers from Catalonia's leading separatist party say they will try to re-elect fugitive former leader Carles Puigdemont as the president of the region despite the expected prohibition by Spanish courts. Puigdemont met on Saturday with members of his Together for Catalonia coalition in Berlin, where he is awaiting extradition to Spain on charges of rebellion

  • Roadside bomb kills 7 shopkeepers heading to Afghan market

    06 May 2018 9:05 AM 26

    A vehicle carrying shopkeepers on their way to a market has struck a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's northern Faryab province, killing seven of them. Police spokesperson Karim Yuresh says another civilian was wounded in Sunday's attack, in an area where the Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate are active. In the eastern Paktia province, a car bomb killed

  • Fuel allowance drama, Verstappen too impatient... top F1 stories of the week

    05 May 2018 1:31 PM 27

    From the Azerbaijan GP to teams lashing out over a fuel allowance increase, check out these top F1 stories of the week. Renault says it must find a 'plan B' in the event it cannot keep Carlos Sainz beyond 2018. The Spanish driver is 'on loan' from Red Bull, who could pull him back for 2019 to replace Daniel Ricciardo. Also read what Perez had to say about

  • Strong quake jolts eastern Philippines, no damage reported

    05 May 2018 10:04 AM 27

    A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake was detected off the eastern Philippines on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of any damage or casualties, authorities said. The epicentre of the quake - which struck at 2:19 pm local time (0619 GMT) - was about 310km east of the capital Manila in the Philippine Sea, according to the Philippine Institute

  • George Bush Sr, released from US hospital

    05 May 2018 6:29 AM 35

    Former US president George HW Bush, hospitalised shortly after the death of wife Barbara, has been released from the hospital after treatment for an infection, a spokesperson said. Bush, 93, was admitted to intensive care on April 22, a day after his wife of 73 years was laid to rest at age 92 following a memorial service. Prior to that service, he had sat near his wife's

  • Saturday protest in Paris placed under high security

    04 May 2018 3:11 PM 39

    The head of Paris police says about 2 000 police officers will be deployed to ensure security in the French capital during an anti-government protest on Saturday. Prefect Michel Delpuech promised on Friday in a news conference a "powerful and consistent" effort, four days after May Day protests turned violent in the French capital. Authorities blamed

  • Saudi Arabia confirms arrival of Guantanamo Bay prisoner

    04 May 2018 3:33 AM 34

    Saudi Arabia has confirmed the arrival of a prisoner who was sent back to the kingdom from the Guantanamo Bay detention centre to serve out the remainder of his 13-year sentence. Ahmed Mohammed al-Darbi is the first detainee to leave the US base in Cuba since US President Donald Trump took office. The Pentagon first announced the transfer of in a brief

  • First lady Melania Trump's parents appear with immigration attorney in NY

    03 May 2018 5:31 AM 34

    US first lady Melania Trump's parents have visited a federal building in New York City with their immigration attorney. The Slovenian couple had no comment on Wednesday afternoon after about an hour-long meeting in the building which houses offices for federal immigration officials who help process citizenship applications. Viktor and Amalija Knavs are lawful