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Afghan official says Taliban kill 6 police

An Afghan official says the Taliban have killed six police in the southern Ghazni province. Arif Noori, a spokesman for the provincial governor, says another four policemen were wounded in the attack on security posts early Thursday. He says at least seven insurgents were killed in the hours-long gunbattle. No …

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Indonesian woman swallowed by giant python

An Indonesian woman has been found in the belly of a giant python after the swollen snake was captured near where she vanished while tending her vegetable garden, police said Saturday. The body of 54-year-old Wa Tiba was found Friday when villagers cut open the seven-metre (23-foot) python which was …

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At least 15 dead in fresh violence in Nigeria

At least 15 people were killed in violence in northern and central Nigeria, police and local officials said on Thursday, in the latest unrest to hit the restive regions. Police in Zamfara state said suspected cattle thieves killed 10 in raids on four remote villages on Wednesday — although a …

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Ramadan fast sparks debate ahead of World Cup

Should top athletes fast during Ramadan? The question has provoked an often heated debate in Muslim countries, particularly as national teams prepare for the 2018 World Cup. For Egypt, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, and Morocco — four Muslim-majority countries competing in this year’s World Cup in Russia — the end of …

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