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Drone strike kills four suspected militants in North Waziristan

PESHAWAR: At least four suspected militants, including a foreign militant of Arab origin, were killed in a US drone strike in the Birmal Tehsil of South Waziristan . According to sources, the drone fired two missiles at a compound in Birmal, destroying it completely.

Bangladesh Islamist leader Motiur Rahman Nizami sentenced to death

DHAKA: A special Bangladeshi court on Wednesday handed the death sentence to the leader of the country's largest religious party for war crimes, in a long-awaited verdict that triggers fears of fresh violence.The war crimes court found Motiur Rahman Nizami, head of the Jamaat-i-Islami party, guilty of mass murder, rape and looting during Bangladesh's war of independence against Pakistan in 1971.

US used Nazis as Cold War spies

WASHINGTON: Declassified US records reveal the nation's intelligence chiefs used hundreds of Nazis as spies and informants after World War Two.Central Intelligence Agency officials are said to have turned to the country's former enemies to help beat the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

Eight Hazaras gunned down in Quetta bus attack

QUETTA: Eight people have been killed after gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Shia Muslims in the Pakistani city of Quetta, officials say.A bus carrying members of the city's Hazara community was targeted outside a local vegetable market.

Afghan forces arrest Haqqani militant network leaders

KABUL:Two senior leaders of the Haqqani militant network have been captured by Afghan security forces, officials say.The group has been behind many of the co-ordinated gun and bomb attacks on Afghan and Nato forces in recent years.Afghan officials say Anas Haqqani, the son of the network's founder, was arrested with commander Hafiz Rashid.

Malala and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO: Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner, have jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize.

At the age of just 17, Malala is the youngest ever recipient of the prize.

Karachi police kill seven TTP terrorists

KARACHI - Police on Sunday killed seven Taliban insurgents during a raid in Karachi. Five other people, including a PPP worker, were gunned down in separate acts of violence in various parts of the port city.

Three killed in cross border firing along India-Pakistan working boundary

SIALKOT: At least three people were killed and four injured in Sialkot late as a result of firing by Indian troops along the working boundary between India and Pakistan.

Abu Qatada cleared of terror charges

JORDAN: Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada has been released from prison after being found not guilty of terrorism offences by a court in Jordan.Judges said there was "insufficient evidence" to convict him of planning a thwarted terrorist plot against tourists and diplomats during Jordan's Millennium celebrations.

Drone strike in North Waziristan kills at least eight

PESHAWAR: At least eight people were killed and several others injured in a US drone strike in the Dattakhel tehsil of North Waziristan Agency.