Firecrackers and gunfire during New Year revelry in the Philippines left 354 people injured, with more than a dozen requiring amputations including a five-year-old boy, the top health official said Thursday.
Gunfire erupted around the presidential palace in Gambia`s capital of Banjul overnight and soldiers blocked a bridge leading to the centre of town, but the government denied reports of an attempted coup.
Gunfire and explosions rocked Kabul on Thursday as Taliban militants attacked a central district that houses several embassies and foreign compounds, hours after a suicide bomber targeted a British embassy vehicle, killing six people.
A Somali police officer says three people have been killed as pirates clash in a central Somali town over a ransom paid for the freedom of a German-American journalist who was released this week after two years and eight months of captivity.
Heavy gunfire between warring militias prevented firefighters from battling a massive inferno in Libya`s capital today, despite calls for a cease-fire to end the worst violence in the capital since the country`s 2011 civil war.
Security forces fired warning shots as protesters in Bangui demanded the resignation of the interim government and the removal of foreign troops from Central African Republic on Friday, a military source said.
Shots fired by unknown gunmen rattled parts of the Thai capital where anti-government protesters have set up camp for weeks, with small but occasionally deadly bombs and gunfire fast becoming the new norm in the city.
A large explosion followed by sporadic gunfire rocked central Kabul this evening, in a district that houses several embassies and restaurants frequented by foreigners, though there were no immediate details on casualties.
A man was shot dead in clashes in the Thai capital on Saturday between supporters of Premier Yingluck Shinawatra and anti-government protesters, who intensified their campaign by besieging several government buildings.