Soldiers were targeted in the Hombori region in the centre of the poor Sahel state, French presidency says.
Gunmen kill 24 people, including a church pastor, in Yagha province, officials say. In a separate incident, roadside bomb in restive Loroum region kills five Burkinabe soldiers.
In the terror group's latest attack on Monday, two siblings, eight-year-old Ayaz Guloglu and four-year-old Nupelda Gulogl, lost their lives after stepping on an explosive planted beforehand by the PKK.
Many Nigerian women who were once married to Boko Haram fighters are navigating their trauma, though by not denying their experiences. They also want to raise their children in anonymity, hoping their true identity is never revealed.
Officials say police officers were killed when their vehicle struck an explosive device in Wajir County near Somali border, in a suspected militant attack.
No sooner were officers spared the agony of having to defuse the mines of the 1980s US-Soviet war than they found themselves in the eye of a bitter, bomb-infested storm between the Taliban, the US and their country.
The strikes - east of Al Bureij in the central Gaza Strip and east of Rafah in the south of the Hamas-run Palestinian enclave - did not wound anyone, a Hamas security source says.
Blast in crowded Darb al Ahmar district also killed the suspected bomber and wounded three other people.
Commercial drones are increasingly being employed as a tool of political violence - will they be the new guerilla weapon of choice?
The attack, claimed by Daesh, comes as the Trump administration is planning to withdraw troops from Syria as the US president says Daesh has been defeated there. Turkey says it believes the assault will not change the US pull-out plan.
Police said the blast occurred outside the Orthodox church of Agios Dionysios in the upscale Kolonaki area of the capital, ahead of a Christmas holiday service to mark St. Stephen's day.
NATO says the soldiers were killed in an IED blast near the central city of Ghazni. Meanwhile, an international conference on Afghanistan is underway in the Swiss city to discuss how to end the 17-year war.
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