Death toll rises to 140 after Taliban attack in Afghanistan

Death toll rises to 140 after Taliban attack in Afghanistan

The updated number of specific soldiers killed or wounded in the attack Friday was not immediately clear. "One of the attackers blew himself up, and others went and took up positions in a small room next to the mosque", he said. "This was not an ordinary police post in a deserted area, this military headquarters is situated in one of the safest cities in Balkh province where the Taliban had failed to stage any major attack prior to this", Arif said.

Julie Bishop hits back at North Korea over war threats

North Korea should focus on its citizens' welfare rather than building up its nuclear arsenal, said Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, after Pyongyang warned that Australia was "coming in range" of a nuclear strike. Bishop's comments prompted the North Korean foreign ministry to launch a direct attack, which was broadcast on the Korean Central News Agency on Friday: "What she uttered can never be pardoned as it is an act against peace that patronizes and shields the USA extreme hostile ...

Kenya's Keitany breaks Women's-Only world record at London Marathon

The wheelchair races saw a seventh win for the remarkable Briton David Weir and a maiden triumph for Swiss woman Manuela Schaer, to add to her Boston title earlier this month. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry joined hands earlier to press the traditional red button which started the races. Wanjiru, victor of the Amsterdam Marathon a year ago, started to cast anxious glances behind him as Bekele remorselessly ate into his lead, but the Kenyan still had a lead of around seven ...

Australia, New Zealand hit back at North Korea threat

It has also renewed threats against regional United States allies, including Japan and South Korea, which both host large American military contingents. According to a translation of a report by the North Korean state news agency KCNA , a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of North Korea directly criticised Ms Bishop.

U.S. aircraft carrier to reach waters near NKorea next week

When it was announced that a carrier strike group headed by the USS Carl Vinson was being deployed to the Korean Peninsula, it was seen as a ratcheting up of tensions with North Korea , which was reported to be on the verge of a nuclear test.

Trump says US-Russia relations may have hit "all-time low"

Meanwhile on Thursday U.S. President Donald Trump said that "things will work out fine" between the United States and Russian Federation, only a day after he said U.S. Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov told the council before the vote that during talks earlier Wednesday in Moscow Russia asked for an independent global investigation to examine the April 4 attack on Khan Sheikhoun that killed almost 90 people.