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Kabul: Afghan forces end Intercontinental Hotel siege

Kabul: Afghan forces end Intercontinental Hotel siege

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Guests tried to escape by using bed sheets to climb down from balconies Afghan security forces say they have regained control of a luxury hotel in Kabul after it was stormed by gunmen. At least five civilians were killed and six were injured in the siege, the interior ministry said […]

Kabul: Gunmen attack Intercontinental Hotel

Kabul: Gunmen attack Intercontinental Hotel

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Afghan security forces have taken up positions around the hotel At least four gunmen have launched an attack on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel, Afghan officials say. Special forces killed two of the attackers, an interior ministry spokesman said, and were trying to get to the others. An official told AFP news […]

Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea will send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang

Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea will send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang

North Korea’s Sports Minister (left) met with South Korea’s Minister of Culture sports and tourism (right) in the company of IOC president Thomas Bach (centre) North Korea will send 22 athletes to compete in three sports at the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February. The two countries agreed a breakthrough deal earlier this month […]

Asian wildlife trafficking ‘kingpin’ Boonchai Bach arrested

Asian wildlife trafficking ‘kingpin’ Boonchai Bach arrested

Image copyright EPA Image caption Boonchai Bach faces up to four years in jail for smuggling parts of protected animals Thai police have arrested a man alleged to be the head of Asia’s biggest illegal wildlife trading networks. Boonchai Bach, a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese origin, was detained in a town on the border with […]

Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was ‘innocent’

Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was ‘innocent’

Image caption For almost a year, Mudasir was thought to have been the killer Pakistani officials say they will investigate allegations police carried out an extrajudicial killing of a man wrongly accused of murdering a child. Police shot Mudasir, accused of killing five-year-old Iman Fatima, in February 2017, saying he tried to escape. However, a […]

India doctor arrested for setting fire to 25 cars

India doctor arrested for setting fire to 25 cars

Image copyright MB Gowda Image caption The 37-year-old was caught by a security guard A doctor has been arrested for allegedly setting fire to 25 cars over a period of several days in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Police have seized CCTV footage of Dr Ameet Gaikwad, in which he is seen wearing a […]

Pakistan polio: Mother and daughter killed giving vaccinations

Pakistan polio: Mother and daughter killed giving vaccinations

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The woman and her daughter had been taking part in an immunisation campaign in Balochistan Gunmen in Pakistan have shot dead a mother and daughter who were administering polio vaccinations in the south-western city of Quetta. Sakina Bibi, 38, and her daughter, Rizwana, 16, had been giving drops to […]

Kazakhstan bus fire kills 52 with few survivors

Kazakhstan bus fire kills 52 with few survivors

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Kazakh authorities said five people had escaped the blaze including the two drivers A bus has caught fire in north-western Kazakhstan, killing 52 people, the interior ministry has said. Five people managed to get out and were treated by rescue workers on the spot, reports said. The accident happened […]

Drone saves two Australian swimmers in world first

Drone saves two Australian swimmers in world first

Media captionThe moment when the drone saves swimmers at Lennox Head Two teenage boys were rescued by a brand new lifesaving drone in Australia while lifeguards were still training to use the device. The swimmers, aged 15-17, had got into difficulties off the coast of Lennox Head, New South Wales (NSW). A member of the […]

Macau police hunt for casino dealer after $6m theft

Macau police hunt for casino dealer after $6m theft

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Macau is the world’s largest gambling hub Police in Macau have said they are looking for a casino dealer who allegedly stole more than 47m Hong Kong dollars (£4m; $6m) worth of chips. Police have not named the casino, but Reuters news agency and local media reported the theft […]

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