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.
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.
Mullah Akhtar Mansour, a longtime trusted deputy of Omar, takes charge as the movement faces growing internal divisions and is threatened by the rise of the Islamic State group, the Middle East jihadist outfit that is making inroads in Afghanistan.
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.
The documents released by WikiLeaks on Friday reveal that US spied on Japanese politicians, its top central banker and major firms including conglomerate Mitsubishi. The intercepts exposing US National Security Agency espionage follow other documents that showed spying on allies including Germany and France, straining relations with them.
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.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's call on Thursday to hold an emergency party congress got the backing of his party as he seeks to assert his control over rebel lawmakers balking at new bailout talks.
Boko Haram militants slit the throats of 10 fishermen in villages near Baga on the shores of the Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, a leading fisherman and a resident said on Thursday.
An Afghan official said two separate drone strikes in an eastern province bordering Pakistan have killed 20 militants affiliated with the Islamic State group.
Malaysia Airlines was operating a Boeing 777 on the ill-fated flight, which vanished without a trace in March last year while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in one of the most baffling mysteries in aviation history. The plane was carrying 239 passengers and crew.
The world's only surviving panda triplets celebrated their first birthday in a zoo in southern China. More than 4,000 panda fans and media from around the world gathered at Changlong zoo in Guangdong province to witness the birthday party for the panda triplets, Meng Meng, Shuai Shuai and Ku Ku on Thursday.
The Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board, is the only 777 known to be missing. Its last radar position was over the Andaman Sea about 370km northwest of the Malaysian city of Penang. The wreckage was found on Reunion Island in Indian Ocean about 5,600km southwest of Penang.
A knife wielding Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man lunged into a group of revelers at Jerusalem's annual gay pride parade and stabbed six people on Thursday evening as they marched in the holy city, Israeli police and witnesses said.