Pakistani security forces have struck back at militants, killing at least 50 in one day following a Taliban school massacre that killed 149 people.
South Korea's far-left political party was disbanded Friday in a rare decision by the constitutional court which labelled it a pro-North Korean group.
Air strikes and a ground operation in the Khyber tribal region of Pakistan have come just days after Taliban militants attacked an army-run school.
Sydney mum Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, 51, has been provisionally charged with drug offences that carry the death penalty in Kuala Lumpur.
An HIV positive eight-year-old boy who has been expelled from his village in China has sparked outrage online across the nation.

Sydney mum to front KL court

Sydney mum Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto will appear in a Kuala Lumpur court on Friday where she will be charged with trafficking 1.5kg of crystal meth.
An Australian soldier made a drunken decision to run into Christchurch along the main road, where he was hit and killed by a truck.
A teacher at a Pakistani school stormed by Taliban gunmen was told to "watch as your loved ones die" before the militants opened fire on students.
The Taliban have killed at least 141 people at an army-run school in northwest Pakistan, making it the country's deadliest ever terror attack.
At least 130 people, most of them children, have been killed in a Taliban attack on a army-run school in Pakistan.

Khan leads anti-government protest

Thousands of followers of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf have shut down major roads in the eastern city of Lahore.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has bluntly told the European Union to "mind its own business" over its recent criticisms.
A fire in a karaoke bar in northern China has killed 11 people, the Changyuan county government in Henan province says.
The death toll from a landslide triggered by torrential rain in central Java has risen to 51, with a further 57 people still unaccounted for.
Re-elected Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vows to pursue his nationalist agenda while promising to follow through on much-needed economic reforms.

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