Kabul: Gunman shot Intercontinental Hotel diners – eyewitness

Kabul: Gunman shot Intercontinental Hotel diners – eyewitness

Media captionGuests tried to escape by using bed sheets to climb down from balconies An eyewitness has told the BBC of the terrifying moment gunmen burst into Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel restaurant on Saturday. The man, who is not being named for security reasons, said he was spared after saying he was an Afghan. “Where are […]

Kabul: Afghan forces ‘end Intercontinental Hotel siege’

Kabul: Afghan forces ‘end Intercontinental Hotel siege’

Media captionGuests tried to escape by using bed sheets to climb down from balconies A 12-hour siege of a luxury hotel by gunmen in the Afghan capital has come to an end, security forces say. Six civilians, including a foreign woman, died at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, along with three attackers, the interior ministry […]

Kabul: Gunmen attack Intercontinental Hotel

Kabul: Gunmen attack Intercontinental Hotel

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Afghan security forces have taken up positions around the hotel At least four gunmen have launched an attack on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel, Afghan officials say. Special forces killed two of the attackers, an interior ministry spokesman said, and were trying to get to the others. An official told AFP news […]

Kabul: Gunmen ‘attacking Intercontinental Hotel’

Kabul: Gunmen ‘attacking Intercontinental Hotel’

At least four gunmen have launched an attack on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel, Afghan officials say. Special forces were attempting to engage the gunmen, interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said. An official at the Afghan spy agency told AFP that the gunmen were “shooting at guests”. The attack began at about 21:00 local time (16:30 GMT), […]

Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea will send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang

Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea will send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang

North Korea’s Sports Minister (left) met with South Korea’s Minister of Culture sports and tourism (right) under the watchful eye of IOC president Thomas Bach (centre) North Korea will send 22 athletes to compete in three sports at the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February. The two countries agreed a breakthrough deal earlier this […]

Asian wildlife trafficking ‘kingpin’ Boonchai Bach arrested

Asian wildlife trafficking ‘kingpin’ Boonchai Bach arrested

Image copyright EPA Image caption Boonchai Bach faces up to four years in jail for smuggling parts of protected animals Thai police have arrested a man alleged to be the head of Asia’s biggest illegal wildlife trading networks. Boonchai Bach, a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese origin, was detained in a town on the border with […]

New Zealand debates access to dead sea life footage

New Zealand debates access to dead sea life footage

Image copyright New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries New Zealand’s fishing industry has found itself at odds with conservationists over whether or not the public should be allowed to see the realities of commercial fishing. In the waters around New Zealand – as many countries – animals including sea birds, dolphins, penguins and sea lions are […]

Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was ‘innocent’

Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was ‘innocent’

Image caption For almost a year, Mudasir was thought to have been the killer Pakistani officials say they will investigate allegations police carried out an unauthorised killing of a man wrongly accused of murdering a child. Police shot Mudasir, accused of killing five-year-old Iman Fatima, in February 2017, saying he tried to escape. However, a […]

Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was ‘innocent’

Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was ‘innocent’

Image caption For almost a year, Mudasir was thought to have been the killer Pakistani officials say they will investigate allegations police carried out an unauthorised killing of a man wrongly accused of murdering a child. Police shot Mudasir, accused of killing five-year-old Iman Fatima, in February 2017, saying he tried to escape. However, a […]

Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was ‘innocent’

Pakistan Zainab murder: DNA suggests suspect in other case was ‘innocent’

Image caption For almost a year, Mudasir was thought to have been the killer Pakistani officials say they will investigate allegations police carried out an unauthorised killing of a man wrongly accused of murdering a child. Police shot Mudasir, accused of killing five-year-old Iman Fatima, in February 2017, saying he tried to escape. However, a […]

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