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Who killed Benazir Bhutto? The theories behind the assassination

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court declared former military ruler Pervez Musharraf a fugitive in ex-prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s murder trial Thursday, nearly 10 years after the iconic political figure was gunned down in the streets of Rawalpindi. The court dismissed charges against five alleged Taliban militants accused of being involved in the killing, while two police officers were found guilty… Read More »

Rosa King: Cambridgeshire zookeeper killed by tiger is named

The zookeeper killed by a tiger at a Cambridgeshire animal park has been named as Rosa King, aged 33. Officers said they attended a serious incident at Hamerton Zoo Park in Cambridgeshire on Monday morning and that the female zookeeper died at the scene. The tiger entered the enclosure King was working in, with zoo management describing it… Read More »

Moscow storm: 11 killed as high winds strike Russian capital

At least 11 people died when a severe thunderstorm hit the Russian capital Moscow, health officials say. Hundreds of trees were toppled by the storm, and more than 50 people sought medical help. Reports say that electrical cables were damaged as Moscow was lashed with high winds, hail and torrential rain. The winds of up to 110 km/h… Read More »

U.N. Sees Record Spike in Civilian Children Killed in Afghanistan

The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan rose to record-setting levels in 2016 — including a 25 percent surge in child victims — the United Nations said Monday. An increase in attacks perpetrated by ISIS-affiliated groups and a near-doubling in the number of Afghans killed by airstrikes were blamed for the rise. “The killing and maiming of thousands… Read More »

Taliban Claims Twin Bombings in Kabul That Killed at Least 38

‎A suicide attack followed by a car bombing rattled Afghanistan’s capital on Tuesday, killing at least 38 people and wounding more than 70 others near the Afghan Parliament, officials said. It was the first major attack in Kabul this year. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi tweeted that one of the targets was a bus carrying civilians. In addition,… Read More »

U.S. estimates 50,000 Islamic State fighters killed so far: U.S. official

The U.S. military believes that some 50,000 Islamic State fighters have been killed since the United States started battling the group more than two years ago, a senior U.S. military official said on Thursday, calling it a “conservative estimate.” The official, who spoke to Pentagon reporters on condition of anonymity, said the figure showed how the United States… Read More »

IS senior leader ‘killed in US raid in Syria’

The US has announced that it has killed a number of leading Islamic State (IS) militants in the past week, including the purported second-in-command. Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said the deaths of Abdul Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli and other members of the group’s “cabinet” would hamper its operations. He gave no details about how Qaduli, an Iraqi also known… Read More »