Friday December 19, 2014, Washington, United States
US-led air strikes in Syria focused on the contested city of Kobane near the Turkish border on Thursday, with six air strikes that destroyed seven Islamic State fighting positions, a building and a tactical unit, the US military said.
Global warming could cause an 18 percent drop in world food production by 2050, but investments in irrigation and infrastructure, and moving food output to different regions, could reduce the loss, a study published on Thursday said.
Boko Haram has kidnapped at least 185 people, including women and children, in northeast Nigeria, the latest mass abduction in a region where the military has repeatedly struggled to protect civilians, officials and witnesses said on Thursday.
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 other people on Sunday during a raid on the remote northeast Nigerian village of Gumsuri, a security source and resident said on Thursday.
Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, accused by India of plotting the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai along with Hafiz Saeed, was granted bail today despite evidence that New Delhi believes is strong enough to convict him.