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Russian chopper crash kills 19 in Siberia

A helicopter crash in northwest Siberia has killed 19 people, with only three passengers surviving.


Kabul (AFP) - Afghanistan saw a 10 percent jump in opium cultivation this year, a sharp rise owing to favourable weather, growing insecurity and a drop in international support for counter-narcotics …

Kirkuk (Iraq) (AFP) - Security forces battled for a second day Saturday with Islamic State group gunmen who infiltrated Kirkuk in a brazen raid that rattled Iraq as it ramped up an offensive to …

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