Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson leaves home in London on Tuesday. Reuters
Jeremy Hunt, one of the two people vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Monday that rival Boris Johnson was a coward for avoiding public head-to-head debates on Brexit.
Johnson, who officially took over from Theresa May on Wednesday and swiftly sacked most of her ministerial team, held the first meeting of his new cabinet of ministers on Thursday.
He is already facing strong opposition in the 650-seat parliament to his plan to take Britain out of the European Union without a deal if necessary on Oct.31.
Witnesses and an AFP reporter also described hearing gunshots immediately after the blast at the electronic identification registration centre in Jalalabad, capital of Nangarhar province, where both the Taliban and the Daesh group are active.
A teenager in the US state of Oklahoma has been arrested with a rifle after she allegedly threatened to shoot "400 people for fun", including some at her former high school, authorities said.
Toxic haze from Indonesian forest fires closed thousands of schools across the country and in neighbouring Malaysia on Wednesday, while air quality worsened in Singapore just days before the city’s Formula One motor race.