Afghan cleric killed by bomb hidden in artificial leg

A prominent Afghan cleric who supported the Taliban and was in favour of female education has been killed.

August 12, 2022 5:30 pm


Defense Secretary has government-provided "protection 24/7"

Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper revealed to CBS News that he has had full-time government-provided “protection 24/7” since he left the Defense Department as a result of threats from Iran.

August 12, 2022 5:00 pm


Family of American fighter captured during war believes he and other prisoners are still in Ukraine

A former U.S. soldier who was captured by Russian-backed forces in Ukraine two months ago told his mother in a phone call that he and two other American prisoners are still in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, the family said in a press release.

August 12, 2022 4:04 pm


Suspect killed in standoff after alleged attempt to breach FBI office in Cincinnati

A suspect was killed Thursday afternoon in a gunfire exchange with officers following an hours-long standoff in Cincinnati, Ohio, authorities said.

August 12, 2022 3:12 pm


Fish die off amid severe drought in Europe as wildfires spread

Firefighters from across Europe struggled Thursday (local time) to contain a huge wildfire in France that has swept through a large swath of pine forest, while Germans and Poles faced a mass fish die-off in a river flowing between their countries.

August 12, 2022 2:40 pm


UN alarm as Ukraine nuclear power plant shelled again

More shelling of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has been reported, with Ukraine and Russia again blaming each other for the attack.

August 12, 2022 1:00 pm


At least 21 protesters killed during anti-government protests in Sierra Leone

Eight police officers were killed during violent anti-government protests in Sierra Leone on Wednesday, the country’s youth minister told CNN Thursday, while hospital sources told Reuters that at least 21 civilians were killed in different locations in the country.

August 12, 2022 12:15 pm


UK says Russia ‘starting to fail’ in Ukraine war

UK defence secretary’s remarks come as Western countries promise $1.55bn more in military aid to Kyiv.

August 12, 2022 11:20 am

New Zealand

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to front MP Gaurav Sharma's bullying claims

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will today answer questions about why a Labour backbencher claims there is an environment of bullying at Parliament, including within his own party.

August 12, 2022 10:46 am


Justice Dept seeks to unseal FBI search warrant of Trump home

The Justice Department has asked a court to unseal the warrant the FBI received before searching the Florida estate of former President Donald Trump, Attorney General Merrick Garland said on Friday, acknowledging the extraordinary public interest in the case.

August 12, 2022 9:30 am


France firefighters battle 'monster' wildfire near Bordeaux

More than 1,000 firefighters are battling a “monster” wildfire in southwestern France that has already destroyed about 7,400 hectares (18,286 acres) of the forest, officials say.

August 12, 2022 8:15 am


The mystery deaths of two Saudi sisters in Sydney

On 7 June, Australian authorities knocked on the door of a Sydney apartment.

August 12, 2022 6:03 am

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