Haqqani commander killed in US drone strike

PESHAWAR: A US drone strike killed at least seven militants in Pakistan’s restive tribal belt on Thursday, including an important commander of the feared Haqqani network, security officials said.

Zambian president dies in UK after long illness

LUSAKA, Zambia: Zambian President Michael Sata, dubbed “King Cobra” for his sharp-tongued remarks, has died in a London hospital after a long illness.

Burkina Faso Parliament set ablaze by angry protesters

OUAGADOUGOU: Angry demonstrators went on the rampage in Burkina Faso on Thursday, setting Parliament ablaze in a surge of violence that forced the government to scrap a vote on controversial plans to

Court upholds ban on booze in Kerala

NEW DELHI: An Indian court on Thursday upheld a ban on alcohol served in most bars in the southern tropical state of Kerala.

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