World News

US Drone Strike Kills 4 in Pakistan

Officials in northwest Pakistan say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed at least four people and wounded four more.

The identities of the victims were not immediately clear.

Security officials say the unmanned aircraft launched two missiles Wednesday into a house in Chashma village, near Miranshah, the main town of the lawless North Waziristan district. The area along the Afghan border is a stronghold of Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants.

The drone strike was the the first such attack since Pakistan's May 11th general election, in which the use of the unmanned aircraft was a major issue.



Incoming Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called the drone strikes a "challenge" to his country's sovereignty.

U.S. President Barack Obama recently indicated he is scaling back the drone strike program.

Feature Story

A man reads a newspaper with headlines reading 'Gov't Takes More Measures Against Ebola, as fear about the virus spread in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, July 31, 2014.

Video WHO Takes Ebola Response to New Level

$100 million initiative is part of an intensified international, regional and national campaign to bring the devastating outbreak under control More