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The International Committee of the Red Cross is halting work in Afghanistan following an attack on its staff which the aid agency said was despicable.
The commander of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan has said he needs a "few thousands" more troops to break a stalemate in the war with the Taliban.
More than one hundred people have been killed and several more injured in the Brazilian city of Vitoria this week, after military police officers staged a walkout to demand better salaries and benefits.
Repeated terrorist attacks especially the suicide bombings in the capital city Kabul have angered Afghans as many have slammed the government over alleged failure to check terrorist activities in the insurgency-hit country particularly in the fortified Kabul city.
A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Pakistan early Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.
Six Afghans working for the Red Cross have been killed by suspected Islamic State (IS) group gunmen in the province of Jowzjan, officials say.
Parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan struggled to dig out from heavy snow on Sunday, with dozens of people reported killed and some major highways closed.
A Pakistani foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday that countries need to adopt policies that are not susceptible to be exploited by entities wishing to see cracks in the coalition against terrorism along religious lines.
A young man set ablaze a woman and himself inside a medical college in southern India state of Kerala, police said Thursday.
India Wednesday unveiled its annual Budget, pledging to boost rural spending and pull more people out of poverty, introducing tax cuts for individuals as well as small and medium-sized industries, and enforcing a curb on political funding.