Bomb kills 60 in Pakistan mosque

A powerful bomb tore through a busy Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan on Friday, killing more than 60 people in the country.

AU calls for troops to fight Boko Haram

The African Union called Friday for a regional five-nation force of 7500 troops to defeat the "horrendous" rise of Nigeria's Boko Haram.

Hundreds of child slaves rescued

Indian police have rescued hundreds of child slaves as young as six during days of raids on workshops in the central city of Hyderabad.

Israel to build 450 new settler homes

Israel on Friday published tenders to build 450 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, in a plan denounced as a 'war crime'.