LAGOS: Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari has made an early pledge in the fight against Boko Haram, announcing a surprise restructuring in the command structure of the country’s counter-insurgen
UNITED NATIONS: The head of Interpol says a growing number of extremist groups from Africa to southeast Asia are shifting their allegiance to the Islamic State group, leading to greater risks for “cro
YANGON: Myanmar’s navy seized a boat packed with 727 people off the country’s southern coast on Friday, the government said, about a week after it found a similar boat it said carried around 200 Bangl
QUETTA: Unidentified gunmen late Friday stormed two passenger coaches in southwest Pakistan, killing at least 19 people, officials said.
MONTREAL: One of the top suspects of Nazi war crimes during the Second World War has died at the age of 93, the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail reported.
BEIJING: China’s capital seeks to snuff out smoking in indoor public places on Monday with a new ban, unprecedented fines and a hotline to report offenders, but enforcement is doubtful in one of the w
BUJUMBURA: An explosion shook the centre of the Burundi capital on Friday but no one was injured, a police source said, as deadly unrest against against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third t
PARIS: A heritage committee of the UNESCO cultural agency stopped short on Friday of placing Australia’s Great Barrier Reef on an “in danger” list, but raised long-term concerns about its future.
NEW DELHI: Indian police said Friday they have detained a pigeon that flew into a village near the heavily militarized border with Pakistan on suspicion it was being used for espionage.
HYDERABAD: Indian authorities urged hospitals to treat heatstroke as an emergency as the toll from a long heatwave topped 1,800 on Friday, making it the deadliest in more than two decades.
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