A mother and her newborn baby were among six family members killed in a roadside bombing in eastern Afghanistan overnight, police and witnesses said Sunday.
The victims were heading home from the hospital after the mother had given birth when the bomb planted by Taliban insurgents tore through their vehicle in Khost province on the Pakistan border, police said.Full Story
Gunmen have killed a policeman and wounded another in a raid on a police station in a town in northern Nigeria's Bauchi state, a police officer said on Sunday, the latest violence in the volatile region.
The gunmen launched the attack late Saturday in the town of Itas, about 200 kilometers (130 miles) from the state capital Bauchi, hurling explosives into the police station and opening fire on policemen, leading to an hour-long shootout.Full Story
A thunderous, late-night explosion destroyed at least two homes and set surrounding homes ablaze in an Indianapolis neighborhood, killing one person and causing injuries as many fled in pajamas from a blast that spread damage over several blocks, authorities said Sunday.
Fire officials told WISH-TV that one death has been confirmed but they did not immediately identify the victim. The powerful blast caught sleeping people unaware as it knocked garage doors off their hinges, shattered windows and caved in walls of homes on the south side of Indianapolis. Many awakened by the blast scooped up pets and ran from their homes.Full Story
Police in southeastern Bangladesh have detained five Rohingya Muslims who fled deadly communal clashes in neighboring Myanmar, an officer said on Sunday.
Mohammad Ismail, a police chief of Satkania in the district of Chittagong, said that the male detainees, aged between 25 and 45, were charged with illegal entry.Full Story
The FBI uncovered the affair that led to the resignation of CIA chief David Petraeus while investigating threatening emails sent by his lover to a mystery second woman, U.S. media reported Sunday.
Petraeus, an American hero credited with turning the tide of the Iraq war, resigned on Friday after admitting an extramarital affair, sending shockwaves around Washington just three days after President Barack Obama's re-election.Full Story
Guatemala's President Otto Perez has lowered to 42 the number of victims killed in a powerful earthquake that toppled homes and cut power this week in several towns in the country's southwest.
"The number that we have at the moment is 42 confirmed dead, and two people are still missing," said Perez late Friday of the quake that caused most of its destruction in the town of San Marcos.Full Story
A powerful earthquake which hit Myanmar Sunday killed at least 13 people, injured dozens and sparked panic in the central city of Mandalay, residents and aid workers said.
The shallow 6.8-magnitude quake struck in a rural area 116 kilometers (72 miles) north of Mandalay followed by a series of aftershocks, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.Full Story
At least seven Kenyan police officers were killed and 21 more were wounded Saturday as they pursued cattle rustlers in the north of the country, a police official told Agence France Presse.
"The officers were in a team pursuing stolen cattle when they were ambushed," said a senior officer, who did not wish to be named. Some of the assailants had been killed and others wounded, he added.Full Story
Rescuers at the site of a collapsed mall in Ghana on Saturday said they had identified six more bodies under the rubble, as an Israeli team providing technical support pulled out.
"The Israelis, after providing technical support and help in the rescue process are due to leave tonight (Saturday). So far 12 people have been confirmed dead," police spokesman Freeman Tettey told Agence France Presse.Full Story
Five more lawmakers from Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party have joined a hunger strike by hundreds of Kurdish prisoners, a party official said on Saturday
The five new hunger strikers take to 10 the number of high-level BDP officials, 7 of them lawmakers, taking part in the strike.Full Story