Afghan defence chiefs resign over deadly Taliban attack

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Soldiers were targeted at an army base in Mazar-e-Sharif Afghanistan’s defence minister and army chief of staff have resigned in the wake of a Taliban attack that left scores of soldiers dead, the presidential palace says. The attack happened on Friday at an army base near Mazar-e Sharif. Insurgents targeted […]

North Korean university names detained US citizen

Image copyright PUST Image caption Mr Kim had been teaching at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology A North Korean university has named the US citizen detained on Saturday as Kim Sang-duk, also known as Tony Kim. The Korean-American lecturer taught at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) for several weeks prior to […]

Boy aged 12 drives himself 1,300km across Australia

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The boy would have driven along roads like this one, outside Broken Hill A 12-year-old boy who was apparently trying to drive across Australia has been stopped by police 1,300km (800 miles) into his journey. The boy was pulled over in Broken Hill in the New South Wales outback […]

Indian farmers Delhi protest suspended

Image copyright Reuters Image caption More than 100 farmers from Tamil Nadu protested in Delhi for some 40 days Drought-hit farmers in India have suspended a protest, after an assurance that their demands would be met. More than 100 farmers from southern Tamil Nadu state had mounted an eye-catching protest in the capital, Delhi, more […]

Mazar-e Sharif attack: Afghanistan mourns deadly Taliban assault

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Afghan government is battling a long-running Taliban insurgency Afghanistan is holding a day of national mourning after the Taliban attacked an army base, killing or wounding more than 100 soldiers. President Ashraf Ghani said the assault near the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif had been contrary to all human values […]

Afghan casualties in Taliban Mazar-e Sharif attack pass 100

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Afghan troops keep watch at the base near Mazar-e-Sharif after the attack More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed or wounded in a Taliban attack on an army base on Friday, the defence ministry has confirmed. Fighting lasted for several hours near the city of Mazar-e Sharif in northern Balkh […]

Dozens of Afghan troops dead in Taliban base attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption The army says it has rushed reinforcements to the base in Balkh province At least 50 Afghan soldiers have been killed in an attack by Taliban insurgents on a military base in northern Balkh province, military officials say. Reports say the number of casualties is far higher than the eight […]

Why Vietnamese villagers are holding police hostage

Image copyright AFP Image caption Villagers have blocked roads during the week-long stand-off Residents of a village outside Hanoi are holding policemen and officials hostage in a week-long stand-off over a land dispute. Local authorities have fled and residents now control the village. They have built barricades to keep police out and the situation is […]

MH370: New analysis reiterates plane’s likely location

MH370: New analysis reiterates plane’s likely location

Image copyright ATSB Image caption This image shows both the genuine and replica flaperons used for the drift analysis Fresh evidence suggests that Malaysia Airlines flight 370 is most likely located to the north of a main search zone, Australian scientists say. MH370 disappeared while flying to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on […]

Thai police arrest man smuggling semen into Laos

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption File photo of a vial of semen Thai police have arrested a man attempting to smuggle six vials of human semen into Laos. Authorities found a nitrogen tank containing the vials in the man’s bag when he was crossing the border at the northern Thai town of Nong […]