Friday 9 October 2015

Syria violence continues amid truce deadline

Syrian troops killed 31 people on Tuesday, pursuing a fierce assault on opposition instead of silencing their big guns as promised under a fraying international peace plan. The worst bloodshed was in the city of Homs, where shelling of opp


Sri Lanka bus blast kills 23 as truce ends

A suspected Tamil Tiger roadside bomb attack on a civilian bus killed 23 people and wounded dozens in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, the military said, as a six-year ceasefire between the state and rebels formally expires. "Twenty-three p

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