Jailbreak in eastern Ukraine

DONETSK: Rockets slammed into a high-security prison Monday in the rebel-held city of Donetsk, igniting a riot that allowed more than 100 prisoners to flee, authorities in eastern Ukraine said.

‘Afghans tortured, killed by US troops need justice’

KABUL: US forces who have tortured or killed civilians in Afghanistan have not been brought to justice because of failures in the US military justice system, human rights group Amnesty International s

Obama directs funds to fight terrorists

EDGARTOWN: President Barack Obama is directing $10 million in emergency Pentagon spending to help fight terrorists in northern Africa.

Nigeria confirms new case

ABUJA: Nigeria on Monday confirmed a new case of Ebola in the financial capital Lagos, bringing the total number of people in the country with the virus to 10.

Second UK minister resigns

LONDON: Britain's Africa minister Mark Simmonds resigned on Monday, a spokesman for the prime minister's Downing Street office said, becoming the second Foreign Office minister to quit in a week.

Two slain, 5 hurt in New Orleans shooting

NEW ORLEANS: New Orleans police are investigating a drive-by shooting that killed a man and an 18-year-old woman and wounded five other people, three of them children.

4 hurt in Kashmir border firing

SRINAGAR: Indian police on Monday accused Pakistan of injuring four people during firing along their border in Kashmir, on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the disputed region.

Floods kill 45 in eastern India: official

NEW DELHI: Flooding in eastern India has killed 45 people and displaced more than 300,000 in the past week, a senior official said Monday, adding that water levels were now gradually receding.

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