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Taliban attacks kill 10 troops, 7 policemen

Afghan officials say Taliban attacks have killed at least 10 soldiers and seven policemen. In northern Takhar province, provincial police chief Abdul Rashid Bashir says the Taliban targeted an army outpost in Khwaja Ghar district early on Friday, triggering an hours-long gunbattle before they were repulsed.   Bashir says at least 10 soldiers were killed and 12 were wounded. He ...

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Fire kills at least 7 at dormitory-style housing in South Korea

A fire at a low-cost dormitory-style housing facility in central Seoul killed at least seven people and injured 11 others on Friday, fire authorities said. The blaze has been extinguished but it remains to be seen whether the death toll could rise, officials at the Seoul Metropolitan Fire & Disaster Headquarters said. The cause of the fire is under investigation, ...

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US proposes rule banning asylum for illegal migrants

Illegal migrants entering through the southern US border will no longer be eligible for asylum under a new rule, the Trump administration has said. Announced by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, the ruling would stop asylum for those who breach any presidential restriction on entry.   The president can stop migration in the “national interest”, a statement said. ...

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13 dead after California bar shooting

Photo: This image made from aerial video show officers around a Police SUV in the vicinity of a shooting in Thousand Oaks, California, early Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Thousand Oaks,Nov 8 : A sheriff says 13 people are dead, including a sheriff’s sergeant and the gunman, after a shooting inside a crowded Southern California bar late Wednesday. Ventura County Sheriff ...

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Suspected gunman dies at Calif. bar

Photo: In this image made from aerial video, police vehicles block an intersection in the vicinity of a shooting in Thousand Oaks, California, early Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Thousand Oaks, Nov 8 : Ventura County Sheriff Sgt. Eric Buschow says the gunman is dead inside a Southern California bar where 11 people were injured late Wednesday. Authorities say a responding ...

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Head on collision between 2 buses kills 45 in Zimbabwe

A police spokesman says a bus crash killed 45 people in Zimbabwe, where road accidents are common due to poor roads and bad driving. Police spokesman Paul Nyathi says two long distance buses going opposite directions collided “head on” near Rusape, about 170 kilometers (105 miles) east of the capital Harare on Wednesday.   The State-run Herald newspaper reported that ...

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White House suspends credentials for CNN’s Jim Acosta

The White House has suspended the credentials of a CNN’s chief White House correspondent hours after a testy exchange with US President Donald Trump. A White House staffer tried to grab the microphone from CNN’s Jim Acosta at the press conference on Wednesday.   But press secretary Sarah Sanders said access was removed because the reporter put “his hands on ...

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Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi freed from jail

A Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row has been freed from prison, her lawyer says. Some reports say Asia Bibi has boarded a plane but its destination was not known.   The Supreme Court ruling sparked protests from Islamists and the government had said it would bar her from leaving Pakistan.   Her ...

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Mauritania buses collide killing 11

Eleven people were killed and 44 injured Wednesday when two buses collided on a road between Mauritania’s capital Nouakchott and the central city of Aleg, doctors and police said. Five passengers died in the crash and six more on their way to hospital in Aleg, a doctor said.   The 11 comprised six Mauritanians, two Ivorians, two Togolese and an ...

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