Officials attacked, ballot papers burnt

Frustration started mounting when voters found out that their names were not on the electoral roll.

Hundreds of residents turned on the counting officials, who ran away for fear of their safety.

The crowd then grabbed the election materials, smashed ballot boxes and burnt the ballot papers.

An eyewitness told this newsroom that a tractor was also burnt while the Electoral Commission container was ransacked.

At least 17 injured in Tokyo subway knife and arson attack

Video footage shows passengers running through carriages away from flames and clambering out of train windows.

The incident happened at around 20:00 local time (11:00 GMT) near Kokuryo station, in the city's western suburbs.

Police say a man in his 20s was arrested at the scene. Local reports suggest he was in a Halloween costume.

Eyewitness reports and footage appears to show a suspect in a bright purple and green suit, similar to the Joker character from the Batman comics.

US investigates civilian deaths in Kabul strike

The strike, near Kabul airport, killed 10 members of one family, including six children, relatives have told the BBC.

The US military said it was targeting a vehicle carrying at least one person associated with the Afghan branch of the Islamic State group.

The US was assessing and investigating reports of civilian deaths, it added.

American commanders said there were "significant secondary explosions" after the drone strike - implying there were explosives at the scene - which may have harmed people nearby.

Police officers attacked, Manning appeals for respect

Manning made this comment in the wake of increasing attacks on police officers around the country. In the recent incident last night, two members of the Mt Hagen based Mobile Squad 5 deployed to Porgera in the Enga Province were ambushed and shot by a band of more than 30 gunmen from the Hela Province.

One of the policeman was shot in the head. The second policeman was shot in his upper right thigh. Both are said to be in critical conditions and were flown into Port Moresby today for urgent medical treatment.

West Papua Liberation Army behind deadly Nduga attack

Three people died after gunmen targeted an aircraft transporting Indonesian paramilitary police at the airport of this remote Papuan regency.

Liberation Army gunmen launched an attack at the Trigana Air twin otter which had arrived carrying 18 Brimob personnel.

Two people, including the pilot, were injured before a gunfire ensued on the airfield between the Liberation Army members and Indonesian security forces.

Three people who died have been identified as migrants from Indonesia's South Sulawesi province.

Actions to be taken against soldier in doctor’s attack

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Registrar, Dr. Dean Wahembari, was at a colleague’s house at North Waigani to pick up his son when he was allegedly attacked by a group of off-duty, drunken soldiers.

In his statement to the Waigani police, Dr Wahembari said he and his wife had arrived at the gate of his colleague’s house at around 6.30pm on Saturday, May 19th, when they heard noises from the neighbouring house.

Five minutes later he found himself surrounded by more than 5 men, who all started assaulting him.

Armed men attack hospital staff

The suspects held up the bus with the driver and two passengers who were travelling to work.

Fortunately, Police chief inspector David Terry was passing through when he happened on the scene.

“This incident happened as we were passing them near the Morata vocational centre,” Terry posted on his Facebook page.

“I was going to drop my nephew at Morata Three when the criminals struck.

“My friend who was driving my vehicle stopped in the middle of the road when we saw the thugs attacking the victims inside the bus.

62yo attacked by crocodile

Manus PPC, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said the deceased, Sokal Silikara, was out fishing last Thursday when he was attacked.

Sadly, he could not be saved by his brother and others on the boat.

His body was retrieved and taken to the Lako Health centre but was pronounced dead. It was later taken to the Lorengau hospital morgue.

PPC Yapu warned the villagers at Lou and Baluan islands to look out for crocodiles in the area and report any sighting to police.

Berlin attack: Hunt for attacker after sole suspect released

Police released the only detained suspect on Tuesday, saying there was no evidence to link him to the attack.

They now say more than one suspect may be on the run, possibly armed, and security has been stepped up in the German capital.

So-called Islamic State (IS) said one of its militants carried out the attack, but offered no evidence.

The former suspect, a Pakistani national named Naved B, had denied any connection with the attack.

Security Council strongly condemns Mali attack

The council issued a statement late Friday calling on the authorities to swiftly investigate the attack and bring the perpetrators to justice.

The U.N.'s most powerful body also "strongly condemned any action that may undermine the peace process in Mali."

The council reaffirmed the need to combat threats to international peace and security "caused by terrorist acts."

A Chinese state-owned company says three of its senior executives have been killed in the Friday attack on a Radisson hotel in the Mali capital of Bamako.