The Taliban have captured the crucial south Afghan district of Sangin after a year-long battle, officials say.
A spokesman for Helmand's governor confirmed the district police and governor's headquarters were now in militant hands.
Almost a quarter of British troops killed during the UK's combat mission in Afghanistan died defending Sangin.
Hundreds of members of the Afghan security forces died there in recent fighting. read more
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) cashed in on United State's recent ban barring Middle East airlines from having electronic items on board.
The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed new restrictions on electronic devices carried by travelers coming to the United States from 10 airports mainly in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terror threats.
However, Pakistan's national flight carrier isn't one of the airlines flying to the US that is barred from having electronic devices on board. read more
US President Donald Trump, who has sought to ban travelers from Iran and other Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States, issued a holiday greeting on Wednesday to Iranians celebrating the New Year holiday known as Nowruz.
Trump, who has also criticised the nuclear deal between Iran and western powers negotiated during President Barack Obama's administration, did not refer to the travel ban in his statement. read more
Canada has banned life-size cardboard cutouts of the popular Canadian prime minister. According to CBC News, diplomats have been told to stop using stand-ups of Justin Trudeau. Stand-up images of the prime minister have appeared at Canadian events in the United States, attracting visitors, many of whom have snapped fake-Trudeau selfies and then posted them on social media. Global Affairs Canada has officially asked that there be no more Trudeau cutouts at events hosted by Canadian diplomats. "We are aware of instances where our missions in the United States had decided to purchase and use these cutouts," Michael O'Shaughnessy, Canada's global affairs spokesman said in an email to CBC. "The missions have been asked to no longer use these for their events." read more
He publicly announced that he was living with HIV in November 2015.
And Charlie Sheen now claims that there are people in Hollywood who are secretly living with the same disease.
'I know who they are, but I will take that to my grave,' the 51-year-old actor told The Kyle & Jackie 'O' Show on Wednesday. read more