Australia on Friday warned that the debris found in the Indian Ocean would not help pinpoint the final resting place of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, even if the remains do belong to the ill-fated plane.
Family members of Jalaluddin Haqqani, the founder of the fearsome Haqqani network, have denied reports of his death.
The initial signs of the fractures within the Afghan Taliban group surfaced on Friday as the son of Mullah Mohammad Omar rejected the choice of his successor, just hours after the group issued a statement praising their new leader as one of the late chief's most "trusted" associates.
A Japanese judicial committee, in its July 17 decision, alleged that the three former executives neglected to take sufficient measures even though they were fully aware of the risk of a major tsunami at the Fukushima nuclear plant at least two years before the accident.
One person was killed and 14 others sustained injuries on Friday in a drive-by shooting at a Sri Lankan election rally attended by the finance minister, a further act of political violence in a nation still recovering from civil war.
United States' National Security Agency (NSA) spied on Japanese politicians, its top central banker and major firms including conglomerate Mitsubishi, according to documents released by WikiLeaks on Friday, in the latest revelation about Washington's snooping on allies.
At least 100 jihadist fighters have been killed in an operation against Boko Haram Islamists holed up on the islands of Lake Chad, the Chadian army said in a statement on Friday.
A suicide bomber struck a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Friday, killing six people, the national Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed led a "funeral" prayer for Taliban's longtime supremo Mullah Omar at Lahore after the terror outfit confirmed his death.
The Sydney police hope to find the killer of a 41-year-old Indian woman who was brutally stabbed to death in Sydney, on March 7 this year while she was talking to her husband over phone.
Malaysia's deputy transport minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi on Friday said that investigators are "moving close to solving the mystery of MH370," adding that a piece of wreckage found in the Indian Ocean has been confirmed as coming from a Boeing 777.
Unidentified gunmen opened fire at an election campaign rally in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Friday, killing a woman and wounding at least 12 people, police said.
Jewish extremists have for years attacked Palestinian property, as well as mosques, churches and even Israeli military bases in opposition to what they see as the Israeli government's favorable policies toward the Palestinians.
People in China are spooked about using escalators after a young mother was crushed to death last week as she fell through a panel of flooring at the top of one installed a mall in Hubei province.
An Australian official leading the search for missing flight MH370 on Friday said that authorities are "increasingly confident" that wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island is from the ill-fated jet.