Afghan Taliban confirms leader's death, appoints successor

The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday confirmed the death of their chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor in a US airstrike, and appointed one of his deputies to be his successor.

10 die in Indonesia after drinking tainted liquor

At least 10 people have died after drinking contaminated alcohol in Indonesia's Yogyakarta province, police said Monday.

Taliban warns of retaliation after Afghanistan hangs 6 militants

The Taliban warned it will avenge the deaths of six militants convicted of terrorism who were hanged in Afghanistan on Sunday.

Egypt sentences six to death in document leak case involving Morsi

An Egyptian court Saturday handed down preliminary death sentences to six defendants on charges of leaking secret state documents to Qatar in a case involving deposed Islamist president Mohammed...

Woman dies in Germany after answering personal advertisement

A 41-year-old woman who died after being held captive for weeks on a secluded farm in western Germany answered a personal advertisement, prosecutors said on Friday.

Gay rights activist and friend hacked to death in Bangladesh

Two people, one of them a gay rights activist, were chopped to death by unidentified assailants in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, police and media reports said on Monday.

University teacher hacked to death in Bangladesh

A university teacher was stabbed to death in northern Bangladesh by unidentified assailants on Saturday, police said.

Mother and six children burned alive in Somalia

A mother and her six children were burned to death in southern Somalia on Tuesday, local officials said, adding that the incident was thought to be a related to clan hostilities.

Mine removal specialist killed, 2 injured in blast in Lika

A mine removal specialist was killed and two specialists were injured on Friday morning while removing mines left over from the 1991-1995 war in Licki Ribnik, central Croatia.

Iranian multibillionaire sentenced to death for fraud

Iranian multibillionaire Babak Zanjani and two colleagues have been sentenced to death for fraud, Iranian Attorney General Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje'i said Sunday.