Pakistan to execute 500 convicts soon

Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in the coming weeks after it lifted its moratorium on the death penalty.

Nigerian blast kills 'at least 20'

A bombing at a bus station in northeast Nigeria has killed at least 20 people, the Red Cross confirmed.

Mugabe fires more cabinet ministers

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has fired two cabinet ministers and five deputy ministers, the presidency announced late Sunday.

France in second 'Allahu Akbar' attack

A driver shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest") ploughed into pedestrians in eastern France Sunday, injuring 11 of them.