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Shebab targets UN bus in Somalia, 6 die

Blood is seen in the shell of a UN van following a bomb attack in the north-eastern town of Garowe, Somalia. 	 — AFP

Somalia’s Shebab Islamists killed six UN workers on Monday when they set off a huge bomb which ripped through a staff bus in the northeastern town of Garowe.

Iran to try Post journalist as spy

The detained Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian faces trial for espionage and three other charges including “collaboration with hostile governments”, his lawyer said on Monday.

22 Islamists get death for attack on Egypt police

CIA chief holds talks with Sisi

Nawaz Sharif to visit Riyadh, will discuss Yemen

Smoke billows over Faj Attan Hill following a reported airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on an Army.  AFP

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Saudi Arabia on Thursday to discuss the situation in Yemen.

Saudi airstrikes hit missile depot in Yemen, 18 die

Saudi-led airstrikes on a missile depot in Yemen’s rebel-held capital Monday sparked explosions that left at least 18 people dead and 300 wounded, flattening houses and shaking faraway neighbourhoods.

Saudi Arabia on alert over possible attack

Saudi Arabia has put security forces on alert for a possible militant attack on a shopping mall or energy installation, interior ministry spokesman Mansour Turki said on Monday.

Spain: Student kills teacher, wounds 4

A 13-year-old Spanish boy armed with a crossbow and a machete killed a substitute teacher and wounded four people at his school in Barcelona Monday, the police said.

Pilot held with knives at British airport

A Cathay Pacific pilot due to fly more than 260 passengers from London to Hong Kong was arrested at Heathrow Airport here for allegedly possessing knives.

China ‘concerned’ by New Zealand hack attempt report

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Monday invited Chinese officials to quiz him about reports that Wellington worked with US intelligence on a plan to hack Chinese diplomatic communications.

When politics, business and media rivalry get mixed up in wildlife conservation, the consequence can be pretty bizarre.

When William Blake published his The Tyger in 1794, he carefully replaced the usual “i” of “Tiger” with a “y” in order to suggest the extraordinariness of the apocalyptic beast.