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 […]

North Korea ‘ready to sink’ US aircraft carrier Vinson

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Vinson battle group was conducting exercises with the Japanese navy in the Philippine Sea on Sunday North Korea is “ready to sink” a US aircraft carrier heading for the peninsula, state media have said. A commentary in the Rodong Sinmun newspaper warned that the USS Carl Vinson could be […]

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 […]

North Korea ‘ready to sink’ US aircraft carrier Vinson

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Vinson battle group was conducting exercises with the Japanese navy in the Philippine Sea on Sunday North Korea is “ready to sink” a US aircraft carrier heading for the peninsula, state media have said. A commentary in the Rodong Sinmun newspaper warned that the USS Carl Vinson could be […]

North Korea ‘ready to sink’ US aircraft carrier Vinson

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Vinson battle group was conducting exercises with the Japanese navy in the Philippine Sea on Sunday North Korea is “ready to sink” a US aircraft carrier heading for the peninsula, state media have said. A commentary in the Rodong Sinmun newspaper warned that the USS Carl Vinson could be […]

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 […]

US to honour ‘dumb’ Australia migrant deal

Image copyright EPA Image caption Vice-President Mike Pence (l) with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull The United States has confirmed it will be going through with a migrant resettlement plan made with Australia. US President Donald Trump once called the deal, which was agreed under his predecessor, “dumb“. The agreement allows for up to 1,250 […]

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 […]

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