In Brief: US strike kills al-Qa'ida chief

AN AIRSTRIKE has killed a top al-Qa'ida leader on the FBI's most wanted list for his role in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole warship.

Fahd al-Quso was hit by a missile as he stepped out of his vehicle, along with another al-Qa'ida operative in the southern Shabwa province.

The drone strike that killed Quso (37) was carried out by the CIA, after an extended surveillance operation by the CIA and US military.

The airstrike came as the US and Yemen co-operate in a battle against al-Qa'ida in southern Yemen.

Couple hurt in caravan blast

A man and a woman who were injured following a devastating explosion inside a caravan are recovering in hospital.

The 55-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman were badly burned in the blast, which totally destroyed the touring vehicle at a farm near Goathland, Yorkshire, England yesterday.

Police said the explosion involved a touring caravan which had been parked at a farm near Goathland.

Pets come on holidays too

Nearly two in five owners are now taking their pets on holiday, according to a survey.

And many would prefer to go on holiday with their pet than with their family, the poll by TravelSupermarket found.

As many as 13pc would choose their pet over their partner as a holiday companion, while 10pc would prefer to travel with their pet rather than with their children.

For those travelling without their pet, 47pc said it was the animal they missed the most when they were away.

11 quizzed on band tragedy

The last of 11 band members charged in the death of a Florida A&M drum major has turned herself in to authorities.

Lasherry Codner (20) surrendered at the Orange County jail following the death of Robert Champion in November.

Champion died aboard a charter bus outside an Orlando hotel.

His death revealed a culture of 'hazing' or bullying at the Tallahassee school and has jeopardised the band's future.