Bombers kill 29 in Afghan mosque attack

Two suicide bombers have attacked a Shia mosque in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers, killing at least 29 people and wounding another 81, officials said.

Granite quarry explosion in India kills 12

A powerful explosion at a granite quarry in southern India has killed at least 12 workers and injured another four, a government official said.

US accuses Russia over N Korea sanctions

The United States has accused Russia of violating UN sanctions on North Korea, citing “credible reports” that Moscow was granting new work permits to North Korean labourers despite Russia’s denial of any such actions.

Mendocino fire now biggest in California

A wildfire churning among mountain towns in Mendocino County in California has mushroomed into the largest in the state, threatening 9,200 homes, as fatigued firefighters battled gusting winds fanning multiple other blazes.

Opposition claims Zimbabwe vote ‘stolen’

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has said President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election win was fraudulent, and claimed the vote was “stolen from the people”.

Police: No motive found for Vegas masscare

US Police say they have uncovered no clear motive for the gunman who killed 58 people at outdoor concert in Las Vegas last year, in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

Weinstein bids to have charges dropped

Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein have filed a motion to have the criminal case against him dismissed, claiming prosecutors failed to show exculpatory evidence to the grand jury.