Al-Qaeda has confirmed that its second-in-command, the chief of its powerful Yemeni branch, was killed in a US drone strike, in the heaviest blow to the jihadist network since the death of Osama bin Laden.
Gunmen disguised as members of the Pakistani security forces killed at least 20 passengers late on Friday after forcing them off buses travelling from the western city of Quetta to Karachi on the southern coast, officials said.
At least two lawyers were killed today in clashes with police when an anti-encroachment drive turned violent in Punjab province's Daska city, forcing authorities to deploy paramilitary forces to contain the unrest.
A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty on Saturday in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012, one in a series of cases that have raised questions over police conduct and race relations in the United States.
At least one person was killed and several injured in Nepal`s capital Kathmandu on Saturday after strong winds along with a brief spell of rain rattled the city, including the people living in open spaces due to fear of earthquake aftershocks.
A man allegedly killed his 11-year-old daughter in south-west Delhi's Baba Haridas Nagar as he considered her to be an obstacle in marrying his neighbour with whom he was having an illicit relationship, police said on Tuesday.
Japan`s failure to rescue two hostages beheaded by Islamic State militants has raised doubts about its ability to handle an international crisis, as the country reels from news of journalist Kenji Goto`s killing.