A female Afghan police officer on Monday shot dead a foreign civilian adviser in Kabul police headquarters, officials said, in the first "insider" attack to be carried out by a woman.
Freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall in the Balkans, that seriously affected traffic throughout the region, claimed a second victim on Sunday as a man died from cold in northern Serbia.
The death toll from a powerful typhoon that struck the Philippines has risen to 115, as confirmation of more victims filtered in from isolated areas.
About 90 workers were sent to hospital Monday after an oil rig being built at a shipyard in Singapore tilted to one side, forcing many of them to jump into the water.
A 22-year-old Mexican beauty queen killed during a gunfight between a suspected drug gang and soldiers appeared to have been used as a human shield.
Two Palestinians in their 20s were moderately wounded by Israeli gunfire on Monday as they walked near the border fence in southern Gaza.
In cooperation with public organizations and law-enforcement authorities, the International Organization for Migration has detected 125 victims of human trafficking in 2012: IOM.
A third victim has died from a rare rodent-borne virus contracted in Yosemite National Park, out of eight cases now confirmed with the disease.
Four Chinese crew members were confirmed drowned and 12 were missing after a strong typhoon battering South Korea pushed their ships onto the rocks Tuesday.
Well-wishers from the US and around the world have donated $4.4 million to a fund for the victims of a mass shooting at a US movie theater.
Canadian police found Thursday the head from what is believed to be a woman's dismembered body in eastern Ontario province near Toronto, after retrieving a severed foot from the same river.
Ernesto killed at least nine people in Mexico, officials said Friday, with the dissipating storm threatening more heavy rain and possible flooding.
Southwestern Japan was bracing for the effects of more torrential rain Friday, on top of "unprecedented" downpours that swamped whole neighbourhoods, leaving at least 19 dead and eight missing.
An official opening of the memorial called "To victims of famine of 1932-1933" at the crossing of Republic and Abai streets in Astana was held on May 31.
Kazakhstan men become victims of human trafficking in two thirds of the cases.
Akhmetov arrived to South Kazakhstan oblast under instruction of the Prime-Minister.
Seven families of the victims of Zhanaozen clashes have already received the compensation in the amount of 1 million tenge each.
The fire has been brought under control at 5:01 p.m. Firefighting operating still continues.
Families of the victims killed in Zhanaozen clashes will receive 1 million tenge and injured will received 0.5 million tenger.
KMG condemn the unrest causing victims, and all attempts to justify it by linking to labor arguments in oil companies in the region.
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