AFGHAN President Hamid Karzai has said his government would not join US peace talks with the Taliban until they were led by Afghans and would suspend negotiations with the United States on a troop pact.
A 13-YEAR-OLD boy has been charged with second-degree murder over the death of his five-year-old half-sister after police said he told them he repeatedly struck her with wrestling moves imitated from TV.
President Barack Obama used a speech in Berlin yesterday to call on Russia to revive the push for a world without nuclear arms by agreeing to target further reductions of up to one third of deployed nuclear weapons.
AFGHANISTAN will send a team to Qatar for peace talks with the Taliban, President Hamid Karzaihas said, as the US-led Nato coalition launched the final phase of the 12-year war with the last round of security transfers to Afghan forces.
Hungarian prosecutors have charged a 98-year-old man who tops the Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center's wanted list with war crimes, saying he had helped to deport Jews to Auschwitz in the Second World War.