A guard shot dead three foreigners at a US charity hospital in Kabul on Thursday, the Afghan government said, with hospital staff saying at least one of the victims was a foreign doctor. "As a result of shooting by a security guard of the Cure hospital... three foreign nationals have been killed and one female medical staff injured," a statement from the ministry of interior said. Cure International is a non-profit organisation based in Pennsylvania, operating hospitals in 29 countries. A doctor who was treating the wounded at the Cure International hospital in the Afghan capital said at least one of those killed was a foreign doctor.
Prince William and wife Catherine visited children at a playground and received warm praise from Australia's monarchist prime minister in the capital Canberra on Thursday, the penultimate day of their royal tour. Tony Abbott, born in England and an ardent admirer of the Windsors, held a packed reception in parliament's Great Hall on what he said was the 50th British royal visit to the continent and would be "remembered as one of the very best." The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave Australia on Friday after a nearly three-week tour which began in New Zealand.