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KABUL: A van slammed into a fuel tanker in western Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 23 people in the latest horrific accident in a country with poorly maintained roads and often reckless driving. The crash happened Sunday morning on the main highway between the city of Herat and the Iranian border, said Raouf...

WASHINGTON: The US military launched fresh attacks on Islamic State forces in Iraq, using fighter aircraft and drones to carry out strikes near the Mosul...

ANKARA: Turkey’s new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday reappointed all key ministers who served under the new president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan,...

MOSCOW: Ukraine’s pro-Moscow separatists have agreed to let encircled Ukrainian government forces leave the rebel-held areas following intervention...

Sydney: The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will focus on the southern part of the existing search zone after a new clue to the plane’s...

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as doctors...

-NEW YORK: A crew member on a long-running reality show about the US police is killed by mistake as he is filming at the scene of a robbery. Sound technician Bryce Dion, 38, was killed while filming an episode of US reality TV show Cops in Omaha, in Nebraska. Dion and a cameraman were with a police team that was entering a fast food restaurant that was allegedly being...

The United States has moved two more prisoners out of a military prison near the Afghan capital after nine prisoners were repatriated to Pakistan last week, the Pentagon has said. The move comes as the Obama administration seeks to shut down a controversial detainee programme in Afghanistan ahead of its troop withdrawal. Two prisoners were moved from the Parwan detention...

‘Urges India to adopt realistic policy on Kashmir’ SRINAGAR (NNI): Terming the past bilateral talks and agreements between India and Pakistan as an exercise in futility, Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has stated that Government of India instead of dealing Kashmir issue through economic packages, financial concessions or by using military means...

GENEVA: The United Nations accused Islamic State insurgents on Wednesday of committing war crimes including amputations and public executions, sometimes...

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