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Car bomb kills 15 Afghan cadets, trainers outside Kabul military school

KABUL A suicide attacker rammed a car full of explosives into a bus leaving Afghanistan's top military training centre in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 15 soldiers, including cadets and their trainers, officials said.

Suicide bombers attack two Afghan mosques, at least 72 dead

KABUL Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 72 people including children, officials and witnesses said. | Video

Top News, World 21 Oct 2017

Rockets strike downtown Kabul, no casualties reported

KABUL As many as two rockets landed near the international military headquarters in downtown Kabul early on Saturday morning, Afghan security officials said.

World, 21 Oct 2017

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Shi'ite mosque in Kabul: statement

CAIRO Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on the Imam Zaman mosque in the Kabul's western Dasht-e-Barchi district, which killed at least 39 people, the group said in a statement on Saturday.

World, 21 Oct 2017

Pakistan militant group finds likely replacement after U.S. drone kills leader

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Senior militant commander Asad Afridi has emerged as the favourite to become the new leader of a deadly Pakistani Taliban faction, militant sources said on Friday, days after a U.S. drone strike killed the group's chief.

Top News, World, 20 Oct 2017

Attack on workers at key Pakistan port for Chinese project; 26 hurt

QUETTA, Pakistan Unidentified men threw a grenade into a labourers' hostel in the Pakistani port of Gwadar wounding 26 of them, police said on Friday, in an attack likely to raise concern about security for the Pakistani section of China's "Belt and Road" initiative.

Top News, World, 20 Oct 2017

"Unacceptably high" number of Afghans flee military training in U.S. - report

KABUL Afghan soldiers and police brought to the United States for training go "absent without leave" at far higher rates than those of any other country, potentially imperilling efforts to assist Afghan security forces, a U.S. watchdog said on Friday.

World 20 Oct 2017

Pakistani anti-corruption court indicts ousted PM Sharif

ISLAMABAD A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Thursday indicted ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter over allegations linked to ownership of London properties, opening a trial that could see the former leader jailed.

Top News, World, 19 Oct 2017

U.S. drone strike kills militant whose group killed 250 in Pakistan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan The leader of a Pakistani militant group whose suicide bombings killed more than 250 people died on Thursday of injuries from a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan, a spokesman for the militants said.

World, 19 Oct 2017

CIA chief says U.S.-Canadian couple held for five years in Pakistan

WASHINGTON The head of the CIA said on Thursday a U.S.-Canadian couple kidnapped by Islamist militants in Afghanistan were held inside neighboring Pakistan for five years before being freed.

World, 19 Oct 2017

Movie Review: Golmaal Again

The title of Rohit Shetty’s latest film is prescient. He’s made so many “Golmaal” films that it is impossible to tell them apart. So you stop bothering with numbers, because you know it is going to run with the same formula all over again and engineered towards making that elusive thing Bollywood likes to call a “commercial blockbuster”.

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