Pakistan says mosque suicide bomber wore police uniform and breached motorbike security

Pakistan says mosque suicide bomber wore police uniform and breached motorbike security

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The suicide bomber who this week killed more than 100 people at a mosque inside a police compound in the Pakistani city of Peshawar was wearing a police uniform and entered the high motorcycle security, provincial police. the police chief said Thursday. The suicide bomber behind Monday’s attack had … Read more

Myanmar junta extends state of emergency as coup anniversary marked by ‘silent protest’

Junta extends state of emergency, says elections must be held ‘The current situation is unfolding under unusual circumstances,’ says acting president Deserted streets in some Myanmar towns for silent protest Protesters hold rallies in Thailand and the Philippines Feb 1 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s junta has extended the country’s state of emergency for another six months, … Read more

UK teachers and civil servants join mass strike on ‘Walking Wednesday’

Up to 500,000 people expected to join UK strikes Government says steep pay rises will fuel inflation Schools are closed, most trains are not running More strikes involving health workers planned for next week LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Up to half a million British teachers, civil servants and train drivers walked out on Wednesday … Read more

Suspects arrested in Pakistan mosque blast, police focus on how suicide bomber got in

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Police investigating a suicide bombing that killed more than 100 people at a Pakistani mosque said on Tuesday that several people had been arrested and they could not rule out the possibility that the perpetrator of the attack received assistance from internal security checks. The bombing was the deadliest … Read more

‘Hands off Africa,’ Pope Francis tells the rich world

Pope begins trip to DR Congo and South Sudan Fran├žois meets the victims of the war in the Congo Trip postponed from July due to Pope’s knee disease KINSHASA, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Pope Francis denounced the “poison of greed” driving conflict in Africa as he began a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo … Read more