Conflicts across the Middle East and North Africa are
preventing more than 13 million children from attending
school, leaving their hopes and futures shattered, the United
Nations Children's Fund said in a report issued today.
President Xi Jinping today announced he would cut troop
levels by 300,000 as China held its biggest display of
military might in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan
in World War 2, an event shunned by most Western leaders.
Police claimed significant progress towards finding the
mastermind of Thailand's deadliest attack, after an arrested
man admitted being near the shrine blast and fingerprints
tied him to the room of a suspected bomber.