US drone attack kills three in east Afghanistan

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1. Israeli forces have opened fire on two Palestinians in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank. They've shot a woman during a stabbing attack near Bethlehem. Soldiers earlier killed a Palestinian man, alleging that he had wounded three Israelis in a car-ramming attack near Nablus.

2. Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters and allied army units have liberated a district in the province of Dali’ from loyalists to the former regime. They also took control of several sites in Kofel area of Ma’rib province. Former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi fled Yemen after Ansarullah seized Sana’a in March.

3. A US drone attack has killed at least three people in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province. Local officials say the strike killed Taliban militants. The US military conducts drone attacks in several Muslim countries. Washington says the strikes target militants, but reports suggest many of the victims are civilians.

4. The Indian-controlled Kashmir is observing a shutdown to protest the killing of a man by security forces in the disputed Himalayan region. Businesses and public transport were suspended in Kashmir’s summer capital, Srinagar on Sunday. Indian troops attacked pro-independence demonstrators, killing one and injuring several others on Saturday.

5. Voting has ended in Myanmar’s landmark general elections. Over 6,000 candidates from over 90 parties have been vying to be elected to the parliament. The race is largely between opposition leader Aung San Su-Chi’s National League for Democracy and the military-backed ruling party.

6. Protesters in the French city of Lille have condemned the government’s treatment of migrants in the port city of Calais. They also slammed the introduction of stricter security measures on the French side of the English Channel. Some 6,000 migrants are trapped in Calais. Many of them have been there for years.

7. Chile has opposed a decision by Peru to create a new administrative district in the new La Yarada-Los Palos area. Santiago said that the move has no legal basis and will damage bilateral relations. Tensions broke out in October when the Peruvian Congress voted to create the new district.

8. Hundreds of Burundians have fled their homes ahead of a promised government crackdown in the capital Bujumbura. President Pierre Nkurun-ziza has set a deadline for Burundians to hand over their illegal firearms or face being dealt with as enemies of the nation. People now fear the crackdown may spark unrest.

 


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