TUNIS, Oct 11 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- Tunisia's navy has rescued almost 100 migrants from a sinking boat off its southeast coast, authorities said, hours after eight people being smuggled to Europe drowned in the same stretch of water.

SRINAGAR, Oct 11 (Bernama) -- Four people including two militants and two air force personnel, were killed Wednesday in a fierce gunfight between militants and Indian troops in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, Xinhua news agency reported army officials as saying.

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 11 (Bernama) -- The number of people previously declared missing in massive wildfires in north California has been cut to about 180 after 57 were found alive, Xinhua news agency reported an official as saying.

HARARE, Oct 11 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe moved Patrick Chinamasa from the finance ministry to lead a new cyber security ministry that will focus on crimes on social media and other websites ahead of an election due next year.

YANGON, Oct 11 (Bernama) -- Myanmar has tightened security measures at the country's entry points including border check points and airports in its efforts to prevent terrorists from infiltrating into the country, Xinhua news agency reported, citing Myanmar News Agency.

RABAT, Oct 11 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- French Agency for Development (AFD) has granted Morocco 94 million U.S. dollars in loan to finance the last phase of Morocco's high-speed rail project.

GENEVA, Oct 11 (Bernama) -- The population of obese children and adolescents worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades, which has become a global health crisis that threatens to worsen unless drastic actions are taken, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned, Xinhua news agency reported.