Taleban stop cars, kill passengers in Afghanistan

KABUL: Taleban insurgents intercepted two minibuses traveling through central Afghanistan and killed at least 14 passengers overnight, officials said on Friday.

Two soldiers, two cops die in Pakistan attacks

ISLAMABAD: A bomb killed at least two Pakistani soldiers in the country’s northwestern tribal district where the army is carrying out a major offensive against Taleban militants, officials said.

McDonald’s Japan halts sales of Chinese chicken after scandal

TOKYO: McDonald’s said Friday that its restaurants in Japan had stopped selling products made with chicken from China, in a marked widening of a scandal that saw expired meat sold to fast food giants.

Son of landowner who mangled boy’s arms under police custody

LAHORE: Pakistani police have arrested the son of a landowner for an assault on a 10-year-old boy which resulted in his injured arms being amputated, the latest case highlighting harsh treatment of vi

As inmate died, lawyers debated if he was in pain

FLORENCE, Arizona: The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor’s office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped

Chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

FREETOWN: The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said.

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