Woman and child among nine killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan
A roadside bomb destroyed a car in eastern Afghanistan yesterday, killing nine civilians, including a woman and a child, officials said. President Hamid Karzai condemned the bombing, which took place outside Mehterlam, the capital of Laghman province.
In southern Afghanistan, gunmen shot and killed a village elder yesterday in the Khash Rod district of Nimroz province, regional chief Hashim Norizia said.
Gunfire continues on Tripoli outskirts
HEAVY fighting between local armed groups killed several people on the outskirts of Tripoli on Saturday, as interim government officials struggled to calm tensions amid talk of tribal feuds and diehard support for the last regime.
Two were on board crashed aircraft
COLIN La Ray, director of Guernsey Airport, said two people were on board the aircraft which came down 25 miles off the coast of the Channel Isle yesterday.
Final goes ahead after abuse scandal
PENN State University's football team in the US kicked off its final home football game of the year yesterday under a heavy police presence, days after the firing of its revered coach following a child sex-abuse scandal.
Oscars bring back Billy Crystal
OSCAR organisers on Thursday brought back funnyman Billy Crystal to host the film awards after recent days of turmoil that led to the departure of one producer and his handpicked master of ceremonies Eddie Murphy.
Madonna 'upset' at leak of new song
MADONNA'S manager Guy Oseary has said the singer was "very upset" that a demo of her new song Give Me All Your Love had leaked onto the internet. The song, which hit the web on Wednesday, is expected to be the debut track from the star's upcoming album.
Olsen sisters make 'Vogue' cover
THEY have always been in vogue, but twin actresses and clothing designers Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are now truly in 'Vogue', gracing the cover of the fashion magazine's newest best-dressed issue.
Turkish commandos shoot hijacker
TURKISH commandos in civilian clothes slipped onto a hijacked passenger ferry and posed as hostages, before fatally shooting a suspected Kurdish rebel carrying explosives in a 12-hour drama that ended before dawn yesterday.
Nuclear plant on track for shutdown
Conditions at Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant, devastated by a tsunami in March, were slowly improving to the point where a "cold shutdown" would be possible as planned, officials said yesterday.
Explosions kill three in Kazakhstan
AT least three people were killed in several explosions and a gun battle in the Kazakh city of Taraz yesterday, the latest in a string of blasts in what was long seen as the most peaceful state in a volatile central-asian region.
Amnesty for al-Qaeda-linked militants
A KENYAN police official said more than 30 young men living in Kenya who belong to a Somalia-based militant group linked to al-Qaeda have accepted an amnesty.
Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said yesterday that the recruits from the Somali militant group al-Shabab were providing information on the terrorist group.
Rifle is found near the White House
Police in Washington DC have recovered an AK-47 assault rifle after closing a stretch of Constitution Avenue near the White House to investigate reports of gunfire being heard in the area.
Child's toy sparks panic for LA police
US police responded in force after reports of someone waving a gun in the back of a minivan in LA -- only for the culprit to be revealed as a child with a toy weapon.