Afghan Taliban battle police in central Kabul
25 May BBC
Afghan security forces have fought Taliban insurgents for hours
in the centre of Kabul, after a major explosion shook the city. A
Nepali guard and an off-duty policeman were killed, along with a
number of militants. The attack hit a guesthouse used by the
International Organization for Migration,
78,000 apply for private Mars colony project
25 May FOX News
Huge numbers of people on Earth are keen to
leave the planet forever and seek a new life homesteading on Mars.
About 78,000 people have applied to become Red Planet colonists with
the nonprofit organization Mars One since its application process
opened on April 22, officials announced Tuesday, May 7.
Gas cylinder blast on Pakistan school bus kills 17
25 May AFP
At least 17 children were burned to death in
eastern Pakistan on Saturday when a faulty gas cylinder exploded on
the bus taking them to school, police said. Police officer Mohammed
Rasheed said seven children were also injured in the explosion on
the outskirts of the city of Gujrat.