52 feared dead in Afghan landslide

Over 50 people are feared dead after a landslide in Afghanistan's remote north-east region, officials said.

Finland fires on suspected submarine

Finland's navy has fired warning shots at a suspected submarine off the coast of Helsinki, the defence ministry said.

Taliban advance on major Afghan city

Intense fighting flared in northern Afghanistan as security forces battled Taliban insurgents advancing Tuesday on a major provincial capital, officials said, with terrified residents fearing the fall of the besieged city.

Nepal 'quake: relief efforts hampered

Rescuers in Nepal battled Tuesday to reach remote communities devastated by a huge earthquake that has killed at least 4310 people, as the impoverished country's leader said relief workers had still not reached many of the worst-hit areas.