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Pak Army kills '59 militants'

PESHAWAR: Pakistan's military says it has killed 59 militants in ground assaults and air strikes on Taliban units in areas near the border with Afghanistan.

Al Qaeda leader killed in South Waziristan

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan army on Saturday said a top Al Qaeda leader Adnan el Shukrijuma was killed early morning in the Shinwarsak region of South Waziristan Agency.

UK to establish permanent Mid East military base

LONDON: Britain is to establish its first permanent military base in the Middle East since it formally withdrew from the region in 1971.The base, at the Mina Salman Port in Bahrain, will host ships including destroyers and aircraft carriers.

Nine Al Qaeda militants killed in Yemen drone strike

SANAA: Drone strikes killed nine suspected Al Qaeda militants Saturday in southeast Yemen, where the US military launched a failed operation last month to rescue an American hostage.

China arrests ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang

BEIJING: Ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang, the most senior Chinese official to be investigated for corruption, has been arrested and expelled from the Communist Party, state media report.The Supreme People's Procuratorate, China's top prosecuting body, said it had opened a formal probe against him.

Protests spread in US cities as troops deployed in Ferguson

FERGUSON: Crowds have rallied across the US to protest against decision not to charge a policeman over the killing of black teen Michael Brown.Demonstrations from New York to Seattle were mostly peaceful but rioting broke out in Oakland, California.

US hostage Kassig 'killed by IS'

Damascus: A video posted online claims to show that Islamic State militants have killed the captured US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig. In the video, a masked militant stands over a severed head which he says is that of Mr Kassig.

India arrests suspect in plot to kill Bangladesh PM

GUWAHATI: Indian police have arrested a 36-year-old woman suspected of being involved in a plot to assassinate the prime minister of Bangladesh and carry out a coup, police said.

India army says sorry over teenager deaths

NEW DELHI: The Indian army has issued an unusual apology for shooting dead two teenage boys in Indian-administered Kashmir.The army says it made a mistake in firing at a car they were travelling in on the outskirts of Srinagar.

US mid-terms: Republicans win control of the Senate

WASHINGTON:(BBC) The Republican Party has won control of the Senate in the US mid-term elections, increasing its power in the final two years of Barack Obama's presidency.The party won in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia.