Bomb kills 16, missiles hit militants in Pakistan

PARACHINAR, Pakistan: A bomb exploded near a marketplace in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing 16 people, and suspected U.S. missiles hit a militant compound —

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Ferry with 100 aboard capsizes in Bangladesh

DHAKA: News reports say a ferry packed with more than 100 people has capsized in a river in central Bangladesh. Reports say local villagers rescued 38 people after the ferry

Accused witch burned alive in Papua New Guinea

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea: A mob stripped, tortured and bound a woman accused of witchcraft, then burned her alive in front of hundreds of witnesses in a Papua New

Back in the USSR? Key Soviet document is missing

MINSK, Belarus: The powerful Soviet Union may still exist after all — at least on paper. Former Belarusian leader Stanislav Shushkevich says a historic 1991 document that proclaimed the death

Islamic summit backs Syria dialogue

CAIRO: Leaders at an Islamic summit on Thursday urged a dialogue between the Syrian opposition and regime just as a new initiative for talks proposed by an anti-government leader appeared

Police: NY mom used kiss to give jailed son drugs

PENN YAN, N.Y. : Police say an upstate New York woman passed drugs to her son while kissing him when she visited him in jail. Sheriff’s deputies in Yates County

China detains 70 in crackdown on Tibet protests

BEIJING: China’s government says it has detained 70 people in ethnic Tibetan areas as it steps up a crackdown on self-immolations aimed at protesting communist rule. The detentions came as

Egypt opposition leader warns over death edict

CAIRO; Egypt’s most prominent opposition leader criticized the Islamist government on Wednesday for its silence over a Muslim cleric’s edict calling for the death of opposition supporters. Mohamed ElBaradei was

6 dead, villages destroyed in Solomons tsunami

SYDNEY: Six bodies, including a child’s, have been found in the sodden wreckage left by a tsunami that smashed into villages in the Solomon Islands, flattening dozens of homes in

Tunisian government dissolved after critic’s killing causes fury

TUNIS: Tunisia’s ruling Islamists dissolved thegovernment and promised rapid elections in a bid to restore calm after the killing of an opposition leader sparked the biggest street protests since the