KARACHI: Men sitting for the Islamic ritual of aitekaf -- where one stays at a mosque for some time and cuts of unnecessary communication with the outside world -- were given some assistance by enterprising thieves who stole their cell phones. read more
US taxpayers unnecessarily spent $28m on uniforms for the Afghan National Army, according to the US inspector general tasked with overseeing the war.
In a scathing report, John Sopko said that officials bought "forest" pattern uniforms, despite the country's landscape being only 2.1% wooded.
The decision was "not based on an evaluation of its appropriateness for the Afghan environment", he wrote.
A former Afghan defence minister chose the pattern in 2007, he says. read more
Patients confronted a woman at a clinic in Mississauga, Ontario, after she demanded to see a "white doctor" ... The woman was caught on video repeatedly asking staff for a white doctor to treat her son for chest pain. When other patients in the waiting room told her to go to the hospital, she said she had already been there and gotten a "--- doctor." "They only have brown doctors and they did not help my kid," the woman told staff at one point. "What kind of horrible country do I live in? My kid is sick, so I want to see somebody else that doesn't have brown teeth that speaks English," she said. read more
A Northern California mother who claimed she was trying to exorcise demons from her daughter has been booked on suspicion of biting, choking and shoving handfuls of sand into the girl's mouth and eyes on a crowded beach, authorities said.
Kimberly Felder, a 45-year-old Ferndale resident, was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, felony child abuse and aggravated mayhem, Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal said in a statement. read more
An Iranian spy drone was shot down by a JF-17 aircraft over Panjgur, Balochistan, some 45km inside Pakistan territory on Tuesday.
The incident is the first of its kind in the history of two Islamic neighbours, which share a 900 kilometre long porous border. read more