Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped 172 women and children and killed 35 other people on Sunday during a raid on the northeast Nigerian village of Gumsuri, residents said on Thursday.
Many wonder if the Peshawar attack will be a watershed in Pakistan's long history with militancy. But the country has had many potential turning points in the war on terror that at the time were called game changers.
Eight children ranging from babies to teenagers were found dead at a home in Cairns on Friday, police said, reportedly in a gruesome mass stabbing that comes just days after a deadly siege in Sydney.
Latin American countries and others that supported Cuba in its long battle against the United States may become less tolerant of its one-party rule, repression of dissidents and strict controls over the economy and the media if the US threat disappears.
The decision followed a question from a Danish court, which was reviewing a complaint by Karsten Kaltoft. Kaltoft, who never weighed less than 160kg during his employment, argued that his obesity was one of the reasons he lost his job.
A court granted bail on Thursday to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a lynchpin of the Mumbai attacks, sparking fury in India and underlining fears that the Pakistan establishment will let the 26/11 trial die a quiet death.
The attack, conducted Sunday by well-armed Islamist extremists in the town of Gumsuri, also killed 32 people. It recalled the April kidnappings in Chibok, where more than 200 girls were taken from a school.
Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi led a charmed life in jail despite being a top member of the LeT. He even fathered a child while confined on terror charges at Rawalpindi’s high-security Adiala jail.
Chinese state-run media Friday triumphantly declared the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement "defeated", warning domestic and foreign "hostile forces" against destabilising the city.
Joel Herat, who was taken hostage inside a cafe in Sydney, has in an interview revealed the drama that unfolded inside the cafe where he and 16 others were held at gunpoint by Iranian refugee Man Haron Monis.
The Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, has said he thinks his traditional religious role should cease with his death rather than a 'stupid' successor replace him and disgrace himself.
The Church of England on Wednesday named vicar Libby Lane as its first female bishop. The church gave its final approval to the appointment of female bishops last month, bringing to an end a tortuous process that set liberal and conservative believers at odds.