An Afghan official says an army helicopter carrying senior officials crashed in bad weather, but the Taliban claim to have shot it down.
Police spokesman Basir Mujahid said the blast hit a vehicle carrying staff of Pul Charkhi prison.
The 2-month-old Boeing jet crashed into the Java Sea early Monday, just minutes after taking off from Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board.
Confusion gripped the island nation of Sri Lanka over the weekend, as President Maithripala Sirisena sacked his prime minister and appointed controversial former president Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place.
Search and rescue services are reported to have found body parts following the crash of flight JT 610 shortly after take off from Indonesia's capital, Jakarta. An Indonesian rescue official says they're not expecting to find any survivors.
Khaleda Zia, a rival to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, is already behind bars after being handed a five-year term in February on separate embezzlement charges. The terms will run concurrently, meaning she will spend an extra two years in jail.
Sacked Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe refuses to vacate his Temple Trees official residence as police seek a court order to evict him.
Public pressure mounts on Canberra to shift refugee children detained on the Pacific island of Nauru to New Zealand, even as PM Scott Morrison says such transfers could cause new arrivals.
Police officials say over a dozen people were also wounded when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden car outside a police compound in Wardak province. Meanwhile, Afghans are voting in delayed Kandahar poll despite Taliban attack risk.
After sacking Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointing opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa as new prime minister, President Maithripala Sirisena prorogues parliament. But, Wickermesinghe says, "I remain as prime minister."
The surprise move comes after disagreements between President Maithripala Sirisena and former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe over economic policy and day-to-day administration of the government.
Multiple agreements signed during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Beijing for the first formal Sino-Japanese summit in seven years, as Asia's two biggest economies look to cement ties amid trade friction with US.
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