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Quetta attack: Pakistan mourns police college victims

Media captionAftermath of Quetta attack Senior Pakistani figures have been attending funerals for 61 people killed when militants stormed into a police college in Quetta in Pakistan. Two of the attackers died as they detonated suicide vests and a third was shot dead by security forces, while fleeing cadets jumped from the roof. The so-called […]

Quetta attack: Militants kill dozens at Balochistan Police College

Media captionScenes from the attack on a police academy in Quetta, Pakistan At least 58 cadets and guards have been killed after militants attacked a police college in the Pakistani city of Quetta, officials say. Three militants wearing suicide bomb vests entered the college late on Monday, reportedly taking hostages. A major security operation lasted […]

Pakistan militants attack Quetta police college

Pakistan militants attack Quetta police college

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pakistani troops – backed by Frontier Corps – are taking part in the security operation A major security operation is under way after armed militants attacked a police training college in Pakistan’s western city of Quetta, officials say. At least one person was killed and dozens of people injured after […]

Rurik Jutting: British banker pleads not guilty to HK murders

Rurik Jutting: British banker pleads not guilty to HK murders

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rurik Jutting previously worked at Bank of America in Hong Kong A British banker accused of murdering two Indonesian women in Hong Kong has pleaded not guilty on grounds of diminished responsibility. As his trial opened, Rurik Jutting pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter but this was rejected. […]

Somali pirates’ hostages ‘ate rats’ to survive

Media captionOriginally 29 men were captured, but one died during the taking of their ship and another two died from illnesses in captivity A group of sailors who were held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years survived in part by eating rats, one survivor has told the BBC. Filipino sailor Arnel Balbero said […]

Rurik Jutting pleads not guilty to Hong Kong murders

Rurik Jutting pleads not guilty to Hong Kong murders

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Rurik Jutting previously worked at Bank of America in Hong Kong A British banker accused of murdering two Indonesian women in Hong Kong has pleaded not guilty at the start of his trial. Rurik Jutting pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter but the attempt was rejected by prosecutors. […]

Somalia pirates’ hostages freed after five years

Somalia pirates’ hostages freed after five years

Image copyright MOHAMED DAHIR Image caption Piracy off the Somali coast has declined in recent years Twenty-six men held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years have been released, international mediators say. Their ship, the FV Naham 3, was seized south of the Seychelles in March 2012. The vessel and its crew were kept […]

Japan blasts: One dead in Utsunomiya city

Media captionFootage from Utsunomiya shows fires and burnt out buildings and cars Multiple blasts in a park area of the Japanese city of Utsunomiya have killed at least one person and injured at least two, emergency services say. The explosions took place almost simultaneously at about 11:30 local time (02:30 GMT) in the city in […]

Afghanistan opium production up 43% – UN drugs watchdog

Afghanistan opium production up 43% – UN drugs watchdog

Image caption Opium is derived from the poppy seed bulb – a staple crop in Afghanistan Opium production in Afghanistan has increased by 43% in the past year, United Nations officials have said. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said the area used to farm the poppy plant, the source of opium, increased […]

Blasts injure people in Japanese city

Blasts injure people in Japanese city

Multiple blasts in a park area of the Japanese city of Utsunomiya have killed at least one person and injured at least two, emergency services say. The explosions took place almost simultaneously at around 11:30 local time (02:30 GMT) in the city in Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo. Tokyo-based broadcaster NHK World broadcast images showing […]