MIR ALI, Pakistan — The Taliban hinted that they may launch attacks against foreigners helping Pakistan respond to the worst floods in the country's history, saying their presence was "unacceptable." The U.N. said it would not be deterred by violent threats.
The militant group has attacked aid workers in the country before, and an outbreak of violence could complicate a relief effort that has already struggled to reach the 8 million people who are in need of emergency assistance.
Venezuela seizes 4 tons of cocaine
CARACAS, Venezuela — Authorities seized more than 4.4 tons of cocaine at a ranch Thursday after F-16 fighter jets intercepted a plane that was flying to pick up the load, Venezuela's top security official said.
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Justice Minister Tareck El-Aissami called the drug seizure a significant blow to drug traffickers using Venezuela as a transshipment point for Colombian cocaine destined for the United States, Europe and the Caribbean.
"This is the biggest haul in recent years," he said
Soldiers are searching the area surrounding the ranch in central Guarico state for more cocaine, El-Aissami said. "We believe there could be more buried stashes."