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People mourn the death of two Palestinian militants outside a hospital morgue in Gaza. ©Reuters/Ahmed Zakot
Israeli air raid kills two Gaza Palestinians: medics

An Israeli air strike on a car in the Gaza Strip killed two Palestinians Friday, medics said, hours after a bomb exploded near troops manning Israel's security fence.

Israeli air raid kills two Gaza Palestinians: medics
Sigrid Kaag, special coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations (OPCW-UN). ©Reuters/Khaled al-Hariri
Last dangerous chemicals shipped from Syria: watchdog

The last of Syria's declared chemical agents have been shipped from the war-torn country after months of delays and are en route for destruction at sea, the world's chemical watchdog said.

Last dangerous chemicals shipped from Syria: watchdog
Eight Bangladesh Islamists to hang for new year bombing
Eight Bangladesh Islamists to hang for new year bombing

A Bangladeshi court sentenced eight Islamists to death Monday for a 2001 bomb attack that killed 10 people and wounded scores more during the country's main celebrations for the Bengali new year.

Eight Bangladesh Islamists to hang for new year bombing
At least 10 dead as Islamists strike again on Kenya's coast
At least 10 dead as Islamists strike again on Kenya's coast

At least 10 people were killed in a new overnight attack near Kenya's coast, police said Tuesday, just 24 hours after Somalia's Shebab rebels massacred close to 50 people in the same area.

At least 10 dead as Islamists strike again on Kenya's coast
Riot policemen, Zanzibar. ©Reuters/Goran Tomasevic
One killed, several wounded in Zanzibar bombing

One person was killed and several others were wounded in a bomb attack near a mosque on Tanzania's Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar on Friday, police said.

One killed, several wounded in Zanzibar bombing
Indian woman says police gang-raped her inside station
Indian woman says police gang-raped her inside station

An Indian woman said Thursday she was gang-raped by four officers at a police station, the latest in a string of shocking sex attacks in the troubled state of Uttar Pradesh.

Indian woman says police gang-raped her inside station
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Five Libyan police injured in suicide bombing

A car bomb exploded at a police station in Libya's second city Benghazi late Wednesday, leaving the suicide bomber dead and five police officers injured, security officials said.

Five Libyan police injured in suicide bombing
Attack on Pakistan's main airport leaves 24 dead
Attack on Pakistan's main airport leaves 24 dead

Heavily armed militants launched an assault on Pakistan's busiest airport in the southern city of Karachi, leaving at least 24 dead including 10 militants in a six-hour siege that the army quelled at dawn.

Attack on Pakistan's main airport leaves 24 dead
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Canada in massive manhunt for cop killer

A city in Canada's easternmost New Brunswick province remained on lockdown Thursday as police hunted for a man believed to have shot dead three officers and wounded two others in a brazen attack.

Canada in massive manhunt for cop killer
Vitalii Sediuk. Photo courtesy of theguardian.com
Brad Pitt attacker slapped with restraining order

A Ukrainian prankster accused of punching Brad Pitt at a Hollywood red carpet remained behind bars Thursday and was given a restraining order not to approach the star, police said.

Brad Pitt attacker slapped with restraining order
Ukraine forces suffer fresh losses in separatist east
Ukraine forces suffer fresh losses in separatist east

Ukrainian forces have suffered fresh losses in a rebel raid in the separatist east as the newly-elected president promised to hold his first talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin on easing the worst East-West standoff since the Cold War.

Ukraine forces suffer fresh losses in separatist east
Security tight in China's Urumqi after market attack
Security tight in China's Urumqi after market attack

Security was tight Saturday in Urumqi, the capital of China's Xinjiang, two days after the volatile Muslim Uighur homeland suffered its bloodiest attack in years, leaving 43 people dead, including four assailants.

Security tight in China's Urumqi after market attack
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Attack on Ivorian village kills 13: minister

An armed gang attacked an Ivorian village near the border with Liberia, killing three soldiers and 10 civilians, Defence Minister Paul Koffi Koffi said.

Attack on Ivorian village kills 13: minister
Attack on Thai protest camp leaves 2 dead, 24 wounded
Attack on Thai protest camp leaves 2 dead, 24 wounded

Grenade blasts and gunfire rocked an anti-government protest site in Thailand's capital Thursday, leaving two dead and 24 wounded as fears of wider political violence mounted in the crisis-hit kingdom.

Attack on Thai protest camp leaves 2 dead, 24 wounded
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Taliban offensive opens with rocket attack on Kabul airport

The Taliban launched their annual "spring offensive" on Monday by firing rockets at Kabul airport, but the attack missed its target and caused no casualties, Afghan officials said.

Taliban offensive opens with rocket attack on Kabul airport
Six wounded in knife attack at Chinese train station: police
Six wounded in knife attack at Chinese train station: police

Six people were wounded in a knife attack at a Chinese train station Tuesday, police said, after a string of violent episodes at transport hubs authorities blame on "terrorists" from the restive region of Xinjiang.

Six wounded in knife attack at Chinese train station: police
Three dead, several injured as Mombasa hit by twin attacks
Three dead, several injured as Mombasa hit by twin attacks

At least three people were killed and several others wounded Saturday in twin attacks in Kenya's restive coastal city of Mombasa, officials said.

Three dead, several injured as Mombasa hit by twin attacks
Ex-Seleka soldiers. ©Reuters/Andreea Campeanu
22 killed in attack on C.Africa MSF hospital: peacekeepers

At least 22 people including three staff members of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres were killed during a weekend attack by gunmen on a Central African hospital, a peacekeeper told AFP Monday.

22 killed in attack on C.Africa MSF hospital: peacekeepers
UN 'outrage' over South Sudan base attack
UN 'outrage' over South Sudan base attack

The United Nations Security Council expressed "outrage" Friday and demanded the South Sudan government prevent attacks on its bases and civilians in the war-torn country after dozens of people were killed.

UN 'outrage' over South Sudan base attack
Islamists abduct more than 100 girls from Nigeria school
Islamists abduct more than 100 girls from Nigeria school

Heavily armed Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped more than 100 girls from a school in northeast Nigeria, sparking a search by soldiers to track down the attackers, a security source and witnesses said.

Islamists abduct more than 100 girls from Nigeria school