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House fire in eastern Pakistan kills 7 family members

Police were investigating after a fire overnight in eastern Pakistan killed seven family members, a rescue official said Sunday.

German volunteers Leona Blankenstein, left, and David Lohmueller search from aboard the Seabird, a humanitarian monitoring aircraft, for migrant boats in distress as they fly over the Mediterranean Sea between Libya and the Italian island of Lampedusa, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.

Volunteers in the sky watch over migrant rescues by sea

As dozens of African migrants traversed the Mediterranean Sea on a flimsy white rubber boat, a small aircraft circling 1,000 feet above closely monitored their attempt to reach Europe.

A Haitian flag.

US religious group says 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

A group of 17 US missionaries including children was kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident.

Injured victims of the bomb blast during congregational prayers at Shi'ite Muslims Mosque received treatment at a hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Oct. 15, 2021.

Islamic State claims mosque bombing in south Afghanistan

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan that killed 47 people and wounded scores more.

Sir David Amess had served in Parliament since 1983.

Authorities call fatal stabbing of UK lawmaker terrorist act

A long-serving member of Parliament was stabbed to death Friday during a meeting with constituents at a church in England, in what police said was a terrorist incident. A 25-year-old man was arrested in connection with the attack, which united Britain’s fractious politicians in shock and sorrow.

German Greens Party co-leaders Annalena Baerbock, Olaf Scholz of the German Social Democrats (SPD), and Christian Lindner, head of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) gave a press statement after the last round of exploratory talks with the Greens Party and German Free Democrats (FDP) on Oct. 15, 2021 in Berlin, Germany.

Three German parties aim to start formal coalition talks

Three German parties announced Friday that they aim to open formal coalition talks, moving a big step closer to a new government that would send outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right bloc into opposition.

Members of the Shiite Amal movement carried the flag-draped casket of a fellow fighter who was killed in clashes in the Tayouneh neighbourhood of the capital Beirut's southern suburbs a day earlier. Lebanon today buried the victims of its deadliest sectarian unrest in years after gunfire gripped central Beirut for hours and revived the ghosts of the civil war.

A wary Beirut reels after deadly gun battle raises fears of renewed conflict

Army soldiers set up checkpoints, schoolchildren stayed home, and bullet casings littered the streets of Beirut on Friday after a day of fighting killed seven people, raising fears that an already collapsing country could fall even further.

A photograph of Sir David Amess was displayed during a vigil held at Saint Peter's Catholic Church, following the stabbing of UK Conservative MP Sir David Amess as he met with constituents at a constituency surgery on Thursday in Leigh-on-Sea, England.

UK counterterror officers lead probe in lawmaker’s slaying

A long-serving member of Parliament was stabbed to death Friday during a meeting with constituents at a church in England, an attack that united Britain’s fractious politicians in shock and sorrow. A 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene.