Top 5: Gunmen dressed as medics storm Kabul hospital

An Afghan soldier inspect the site of attack on a military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo / AP
An Afghan soldier inspect the site of attack on a military hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo / AP

1 Gunmen dressed as medics have stormed a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and battled security forces for hours, killing more than 30 people and wounding more than 50 in an attack claimed by Isis (Islamic State).


2 China has granted preliminary approval for 38 new Trump trademarks, a move that offers a potential business foothold for US President Donald Trump's family company and protects his name in a country notorious for counterfeiters. The trademarks cover everything from hotels and golf clubs to bodyguard and concierge services, public documents show.


3 US intelligence and law enforcement officials say they've been aware since the end of last year of a security breach at the CIA and are focusing on contractors as the likeliest source of documents being passed on to WikiLeaks detailing the agency's hacking tools.


4 A fire that killed 19 girls at a home for abused teens in Guatemala started when some residents set mattresses ablaze, police say. They say the arson attack came after a riot and attempt to escape from the overcrowded government-run centre.


5 A multitude of International Women's Day events were held around the globe. The Day Without a Woman protest in the US was put together by organisers of the vast women's marches the day after President Donald Trump's inauguration. The turnout this time appeared in many places to be far smaller.

- agencies

- NZ Herald

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