Uzbekistan: Massive gas pipeline blast rocks capital

A massive blast at a natural gas pipeline shook the outskirts of Uzbekistans capital, Tashkent. A fireball rose into the night sky late on 24 August, as several stunned motorists stopped to watch by the roadside. Aug 25, 2015

Isis: 14 arrested in Spain and Morocco on recruitment charges

Spain and Morocco arrested 14 people on 25 August, suspected of recruiting fighters to join Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, Spains Interior Ministry said. Suspects were detained in the outskirts of Madrid and in other cities and towns in Morocco, it added. Aug 25, 2015

Drone contraband prison plot foiled

Maryland officials said they foiled a plot to use a drone to sneak contraband items into maximum-security state prisons in western Maryland on 24 August. Two suspects were arrested 22 August, after being spotted in a vehicle on a property adjacent to the Western Correctional Institution and the North Branch Correctional Institution near Cumberland. Aug 25, 2015