Punjab jailbreak: Gunmen free Khalistani militant, gangsters; one held in UP

About 10 gunmen disguised as policemen tricked their way into Punjab’s high-security Nabha prison, stabbed a guard at the gate, fired automatics, and escaped with a Khalistani militant group commander, his sidekick and four gangsters in a daring jailbreak on Sunday.

Finger Pointed at Russians in Alleged Coup Plot in Montenegro

PODGORICA, Montenegro — After multiple but unproven accusations that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia is working hard to destabilize America’s friends in Europe, a pro-Russian mercenary detained in Montenegro is slowly spilling his guts — and providing the first insider’s account of what the authorities in this tiny Balkan nation say were Russian efforts to sow mayhem.

Pakistan allows Russia to use Gwadar Port under China Pakistan Economic Corridor

Following Iran and Turkmenistan, Russia has decided to use the Gwadar Port for trade to have an access to warm waters, a top official privy to the development told Geo News.

Anger as Japanese skating rink freezes thousands of fish into ice as gimmick

An amusement park in Japan has been forced to close its skating rink after a torrent of online criticism over its centrepiece: thousands of fish frozen into the ice.

Thousands Flee Aleppo, Syria As Army Advances

Thousands of residents of Aleppo, Syria are fleeing the city and becoming displaced as the Syrian army advances into the rebel-held areas of the city.

100 Women 2016: Female Arab cartoonists challenge authority – BBC News

In some Arab countries women still have to ask permission from a male relative to get a passport, marry or leave the country.

Punjab jailbreak: Gunmen free Khalistani militant, gangsters; one held in UP

About 10 gunmen disguised as policemen tricked their way into Punjab’s high-security Nabha prison, stabbed a guard at the gate, fired automatics, and escaped with a Khalistani militant group commander, his sidekick and four gangsters in a daring jailbreak on Sunday.

Over 1 million in Seoul protest to demand president’s resignation

About 1.3 million gathered in Seoul on Saturday night to demand the resignation of scandal-plagued South Korean President Park Geun-hye for a fifth week in succession.

Bird flu: Netherlands culls 190,000 ducks – BBC News

About 190,000 ducks have been culled in the Netherlands as the authorities try to prevent the spread of bird flu across northern European countries.

Netanyahu hit by conflict of interest allegations over German submarines

Both Netanyahu and his attorney, David Shimron, have denied any impropriety, and the shipbuilder, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, said it has no contractual connection with the lawyer.

Japanese city to build ‘spamusement’ park with hot spring rollercoasters

A Japanese city has made sense of how to make a place that will quiet your faculties, while driving your pulse through the rooftop.

Voters weigh gay marriage, national park and Sunday shopping – SWI swissinfo.ch

On Sunday, Zurich voters overwhelmingly rejected a move to define marriage in the constitution as between a man and a woman only.

Afghanistan: Taliban leadership still in Pakistan, says Helmand province governor

Hayatullah Hayat, the governor of Helmand province in Afghanistan, has nixed reports that the Quetta Shura — the top leadership of the Taliban — is in his province, bolstering earlier reports that they were still in Pakistan.

Erdogan Asks Putin to Stop Syrians from Striking Turkish Forces » IFP News

According to a report covered by Kayhan newspaper, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed the conflict in Syria and attacks on Turkish troops there in a phone call on Friday, sources in Erdogan’s office said.

‘We want to live again’: Mosul’s defiant citizens refuse to leave home

On a main road to central Mosul, just inside the city limits, crowds of people had gathered.

37 suspected arsonists arrested, including 18 Israeli Arabs

Israeli police have arrested a total of 37 suspects in connection with the recent wave of fires across Israel over the past week, a police spokesperson said on Sunday.

Will kill three Indian soldiers for every Pakistani soldier killed: Pak Defence Minister

Assuring severe retribution, Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has asserted that they will kill three Indian soldiers for every Pakistani soldier they neutralise.

Rise in criminal complaints made against asylum seekers

According to the figures (which are raw data which have not yet been subject to quality control), Syrians are less likely to be in conflict with the law, while Afghans, Algerians, Moroccans and Nigerians are more likely to have a run-in with the police.