US-made bomb used in fatal strike on Yemen children – Amnesty

Sep 22, 2017 - 10:37 PM

'We can now conclusively say that the bomb that killed Buthaina's parents and siblings, and other civilians, was made in the USA,' says Amnesty's Middle East research director Lynn Maalouf.

AMERICAN BOMB. Yemenis stand on October 8, 2016 next to the rubble of a house that was hit the day before by a reported airstrike by Saudi-led coalition air-planes in Bajil, killing one family, in the western province of Houdieda.  Portion of background photo by AFP

N. Korea FM raises threat of H-bomb test in Pacific

Sep 22, 2017 - 1:56 PM

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho raises the possibility after Kim Jong-Un warned the US of the 'highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history'

This photo taken on May 6, 2016 and released on May 7 by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un reporting works of North Korean Workers Party Central Committee during the 7th Workers Party Congress at the 'April 25 Palace' in Pyongyang. KCNA via KNS / Stringer /AFP

Two more arrests in Wales over London Underground bombing – police

Sep 20, 2017 - 5:36 PM

The men, aged 48 and 30, are arrested under anti-terrorism legislation in Newport in Wales, police say in a statement, after a 25-year-old man was arrested in the same city on Tuesday

INVESTIGATION. Police stand guard at a police cordon outside a house in Sunbury, west of London, on September 18, 2017, as they continue investigations in to the September 15 attack on a London underground tube train carriage at Parsons Green station. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Britain lowers threat level after 2nd arrest over London attack

Sep 17, 2017 - 3:42 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The terror threat is downgraded from critical to severe, which still means that 'an attack is highly likely'

Commuters walk outside Parsons Green station, which was re-opened in the early hours of the morning following a bomb attack on a packed underground train, in south-west London on September 16, 2017. Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP

Police arrest teenager over London train attack

Sep 17, 2017 - 8:03 AM

British police are looking for more potential suspects on the loose

PROBE CONTINUES. Police stand guard during a police raid in Sunbury, Surrey near London on September 16, 2017.  Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP

Who posted the bomb threat? Police affidavit vs anti-Duterte netizen misses crucial details

Sep 16, 2017 - 5:16 PM

The police accuse Willyn Trabajador of posting a bomb threat against President Rodrigo Duterte, but the criminal complaint they filed against her raises more questions than answers

Manhunt for London bomber as threat level raised

Sep 16, 2017 - 12:23 PM

Prime Minister Theresa May announces that the threat level has been raised to 'critical,' and that troops would take over guarding key sites to free police officers for deployment elsewhere

'ACT OF TERRORISM.' Police forensics officers works alongside an underground tube train at a platform at Parsons Green underground tube station in west London on September 15, 2017, following an incident on an underground tube carriage at the station. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

For anti-Duterte netizen, online troll attacks turn into real world nightmare

Sep 15, 2017 - 4:30 PM

EXCLUSIVE: The Philippine National Police files a criminal complaint against Willyn Trabajador, whom they accuse of posting a bomb threat against the President's followers. But Trabajador insists her account was cloned.

Iranians among 52 dead in Iraq attacks claimed by ISIS

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:08 PM

UPDATED The first attack strikes close to a restaurant while shortly afterwards a car bomb targeted a security checkpoint in the same area officials say

Suicide bomber kills 3 near Kabul cricket stadium – police

Sep 13, 2017 - 10:16 PM

There is no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack the latest in a series of deadly assaults in the city

The week in photos: September 2-8, 2017

Sep 09, 2017 - 12:36 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

BORDER ART. An artwork by French artist JR on the US-Mexico border in Tecate, California, United States on September 6, 2017. Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

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Sep 08, 2017 - 1:24 PM

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Mari mengenal bath bomb, aksesori mandi yang trendi

Sep 07, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Bath bomb merupakan aksesori mandi yang juga memiliki tampilan visual menarik yang tengah menjadi tren terkini

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Sep 07, 2017 - 12:17 PM

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Kian delos Santos, Kiko, United States and North Korea | Midday wRap

Sep 05, 2017 - 1:28 PM

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Sep 04, 2017 - 7:40 PM

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North Korea and its nuclear test: What next?

Sep 04, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Here are some key questions around the blast and the isolated state s nuclear program

People watch a television display at a train station in Seoul on September 3, 2017 showing a news broadcast about North Korea's latest possible nuclear test. Ed Jones/AFP

PH hits North Korea over 'provocative' H-bomb test

Sep 03, 2017 - 7:05 PM

UPDATED The Department of Foreign Affairs assures Filipinos in Seoul that it is ready to help with evacuation if the situation further escalates

Photo from DFA

North Korea declares H-bomb test 'a perfect success'

Sep 03, 2017 - 12:12 PM

6th UPDATE It marks a very significant occasion in attaining the final goal of completing the state nuclear force says a Pyongyang newsreader

IN THE NEWS. People watch a television display at a train station in Seoul on September 3, 2017 showing a news broadcast about North Korea's latest possible nuclear test. Ed Jones/AFP

'Blockbuster' WWII bomb forces evacuation of 60,000 in Frankfurt

Sep 03, 2017 - 9:05 AM

4th UPDATE The operation is the biggest evacuation of its kind in post war Germany says Frankfurt s security chief

UNCOVERED. Frank Bender (L) and Marco Ofenstein of Rhineland-Palatinate's bomb disposal team inspect on September 1, 2017 a US aerial bomb of World War II that was found in Koblenz, western Germany. Thomas Frey / dpa / AFP

North Korea has developed H-bomb missile warhead – state media

Sep 03, 2017 - 8:12 AM

North Korea has developed a hydrogen bomb which can be loaded into the country s new intercontinental ballistic missile the KCNA claims

This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 2, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) attending a photo session with participants of the fourth conference of active secretaries of primary organizations of the youth league of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in Pyongyang. KCNA via KNS/AFP

Duterte makes U-turn: Bombing mosques in Marawi will hurt Muslims

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:54 PM

President Duterte tells soldiers now the government has to be conscious of the cultural and ideological implications of bombing mosques in the fight against terrorists

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during a speech at the 11th Founding Anniversary celebration of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on September 1, 2017. Presidential Photo.

70,000 to be evacuated over WWII bomb in Frankfurt

Aug 30, 2017 - 11:56 PM

The operation on Sunday will allow for the safe defusal of the 1 400 ton British bomb which German media say is nicknamed Wohnblockknacker blockbuster during the war for its ability to wipe out whole streets or buildings

Indonesia's first female would-be suicide bomber jailed

Aug 28, 2017 - 3:27 PM

Dian Yulia Novi was arrested at her boarding house with a 3 kilogram bomb encased in a pressure cooker the night before the planned attack on the presidential palace last December

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Aug 08, 2017 - 12:30 PM

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Japan marks 72 years since Hiroshima atomic bomb

Aug 06, 2017 - 12:52 PM

The anniversary comes after Japan sided last month with nuclear powers Britain France and the US to dismiss a UN treaty banning atomic weapons

HONORING THE DEAD. Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui (R) offers a new list of A-bomb dead, people who died since last year's anniversary from the side effects of radiation, during the 72nd anniversary memorial service for the atomic bomb victims at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on August 6, 2017. Jiji Press/AFP

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Jul 28, 2017 - 10:11 PM

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Lima provinsi tetapkan status siaga darurat kebakaran hutan

Jul 26, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Per 25 Juli sudah ada 179 titik hotspot di lima provinsi tersebut

PADAMKAM API. Satgas di darat tengah memadamkan api di satu area pasca terbakar hebat. Menurut BNPB per 25 Juli, ada 179 titik hotspot yang sudah terbakar di tahun 2017. Foto oleh BNPB

Blast kills at least 20, injures dozens in Pakistan's Lahore

Jul 24, 2017 - 9:08 PM

The explosion seems like a suicide blast targeting police but we are still ascertaining the nature of the explosion the city s commissioner Abdullah Khan Sumbul says

PAKISTAN BLAST. Pakistani rescue workers transport the body of a victim at the site of an explosion in Lahore on July 24, 2017. Photo by Arif Ali/ AFP

At least 26 killed in Kabul car bomb claimed by Taliban

Jul 24, 2017 - 11:31 AM

6th UPDATE The bus s charred remains are left smoking in the middle of the road as the wounded are rushed to hospitals in ambulances as well as private cars and taxis The Taliban claims responsibility for the blast

CHARRED. Afghan security forces remove a damaged bus after a car bomb attack in western Kabul on July 24, 2017. Wakil Kohsar/AFP

14 dead in twin Cameroon bombings

Jul 13, 2017 - 5:22 PM

The bombings which took place on Wednesday evening in Waza near the Nigerian border targeted a busy area in the market town sources say

4 suicide bombers kill 15 in Maiduguri, Nigeria – police

Jul 12, 2017 - 9:09 PM

The bombers detonated IEDs improvised explosive devices strapped to their bodies at different locations of the area killing 19 people including the bombers he says adding 23 people are injured

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Arroyo wants transportation security commission vs terrorism

Jul 05, 2017 - 1:01 PM

The former Chief Executive whose presidency witnessed the worst terror attack in the country says a system of accountability would allow concerned agencies to perform their functions better

SAFER STREETS. Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo files a bill aimed to address the terrorism threat on the transportation sector.

Teen jailed for 16 years over Elton John bomb plot

Jul 04, 2017 - 3:15 PM

The 19 year old admitted to planning attacks targeting highly populated London destinations including Elton John s Hyde Park concert

ROCKET MAN. Elton John continues to perform around the world as a teen is sentenced to life in prison for planning to attack the British singer’s 9/11 anniversary concert last year. Photo from

Tougher fighting, more suicide attacks as ISIS hits back in Mosul

Jul 04, 2017 - 7:53 AM

Iraqi forces are facing increasingly difficult fighting and a rising number of suicide attacks including some by female bombers in the final stages of the battle for Mosul

WAR-TORN. Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Services (CTS) members carry food as they walk in the Old City of Mosul on July 3, 2017 during an ongoing offensive to retake the city from Islamic State (ISIS) group fighters. Fadel Senna/AFP

Damascus bomber kills 18 after car chase

Jul 02, 2017 - 3:32 PM

3rd UPDATE At least 12 other people are wounded in the blast at the eastern Tahrir Square district in Damascus Syria

Syrian security members stand next to charred vehicles as they inspect the damage at the site of a suicide bomb attack in the capital Damascus' eastern Tahrir Square district, on July 2, 2017.  Syrian state television reported that security forces had intercepted three suicide car bombers on their way into the city, killing two, but the third managed to reach the eastern Tahrir Square district. The attacker was surrounded but was able to detonate a bomb, killing a number of people and wounding several more, it reported. / AFP PHOTO / LOUAI BESHARA

Russian intelligence says Telegram app used in bombing

Jun 26, 2017 - 5:01 PM

They used Telegram at each stage of the preparation of this terrorist attack on the Saint Petersburg metro the FSB security agency says

SAINT PETERSBURG BOMBING. Police officers guard the entrance to Sennaya Square metro station in Saint Petersburg on April 3, 2017. File photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP

At least 29 dead as car bomb hits bank in southern Afghanistan

Jun 22, 2017 - 4:46 PM

UPDATED No group has claimed responsibility for the brazen attack but it comes as the Taliban ramp up their nationwide spring offensive despite government calls for a ceasefire during Ramadan

Soldiers shoot attacker in Brussels 'terrorist' blast

Jun 21, 2017 - 7:37 AM

Witnesses say the suspect shouted Allahu Akbar God is Greatest before causing the blast with local media saying the individual had activated an explosive belt

ALERT. Police officials and soldiers stand alert in a cordoned off area outside Gare Centrale in Brussels on June 20, 2017, after an explosion in the Belgian capital. Thierry Roge/AFP

NCRPO verifying alleged 'memo' on Metro Manila bomb plot

Jun 19, 2017 - 10:35 PM

National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Oscar Albayalde urges the public not to spread the still unverified document on social media

DOCUMENT CHECK. The NCRPO says it's checking information about an alleged bombing plot going the rounds on social media. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Suicide bombers kill 16 in NE Nigeria

Jun 19, 2017 - 7:19 PM

The National Emergency Management Agency NEMA says the attacks took place at about 8:45 pm 1945 GMT on Sunday close to the Dalori camp at Kofa village near the Borno state capital Maiduguri

5 dead as Taliban storm police base in Afghanistan

Jun 18, 2017 - 11:20 PM

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claims responsibility for the attack on the base in the center of the city of Gardez

Afghan policemen gather at the site of a suicide bombing attack on the police headquarters in Gardez, capital of Paktia province, on June 18, 2017. At least five Afghan policemen were killed and 15 people injured in the suicide bomb and gun attack by Taliban insurgents on June 18, authorities said. / AFP PHOTO / FARID ZAHIR

Colombia hunts 'terrorists' for deadly mall bombing

Jun 18, 2017 - 9:28 AM

3rd UPDATE Two Colombians and a Frenchwoman are killed in the bombing which President Juan Manuel Santos calls a terrorist attack

EMERGENCY. Colombian firefighters stand outside a shopping center following an explosion inside the building in Bogota, Colombia, on June 17, 2017. Raul Arboleda/AFP

Shabaab restaurant assault leaves 18 dead in Mogadishu

Jun 15, 2017 - 4:25 PM

A suicide car bombing hits the Posh Treats restaurant and club followed by a shooting inside the nearby Pizza House restaurant

A woman reacts as helpers carry a stretcher with a body bag from the site of an attack at the Pizza House restaurant in Mogadishu on June 15, 2017. A suicide car bombing and assault by Shabaab militants on two neighbouring restaurants in Somalia's capital Mogadishu ended Thursday morning with 18 dead, a government spokesman said. The attack began at around 8pm (17.00GMT) on the evening of June 14 with a suicide car bombing at the Post Treats restaurant and club, after which gunmen stormed inside the nearby Pizza House restaurant. / AFP PHOTO / Mohamed ABDIWAHAB

Indonesia arrests men linked to Marawi siege, Jakarta bombings

Jun 08, 2017 - 6:55 PM

One of the men is suspected of helping Indonesians travel to Mindanao to join the Maute Group in attacking Marawi City

RAID. This photograph taken on June 6, 2017 shows Indonesian police conducting a house raid in Cileunyi, Bandung, West Java province, where they arrested two suspects and seized evidence.  Photo by Timu Matahari/AFP

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Jun 05, 2017 - 8:26 PM

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Stop the bombings, rethink martial law

Jun 05, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Even among Mindanawons there is a difference of opinion as to whether martial law is the appropriate response

DISPLACED. While most of the Marawi City residents have fled, many are still trapped inside the combat zone

Tense Kabul under lockdown after deadly protest clashes

Jun 03, 2017 - 7:13 PM

Hundreds of demonstrators calling for President Ashraf Ghani to step down clash with police prompting the lockdown

Global outrage after 'barbaric' Kabul truck bomb kills 90

Jun 01, 2017 - 1:46 PM

No group has so far claimed the attack launched from a sewage tanker packed with explosives which tore a massive crater in the ground and blew out windows across the heavily fortified district

CHAOS IN KABUL. Afghan security forces personnel are seen at the site of a car bomb attack in Kabul on May 31, 2017. Shah Marai/AFP