The Haitian government raised the death toll from Tuesday`s electrocution of a Carnival float to 18 and said it was exploring measures to prevent future incidents involving overhead high voltage power lines, the Minister of Communications announced on Wednesday.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday said that killings by militants of Boko Haram and other Islamists across the globe, including those who killed a British aid worker, have no religious basis.
Pakistan military killed 19 militants in the latest raid in the troubled North Waziristan, as civilians streamed out of the restive region amidst raging conflict between the security forces and the Taliban.
At least 69 people were killed and 144 injured in fierce clashes Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and Sunni militant groups even as 17 more Indians were evacuated from the conflict-ridden country.
Deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak won an appeal for his release over the killing of hundreds of protesters during the revolution that toppled his dictatorial regime but will remain in custody for corruption charges.