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Palestinian shot dead in West Bank clashes: Family

A Palestinian was killed by the Israeli army in a clash near the southern West Bank city of Hebron early today, his family said.

96 militants join reintegration process in Afghanistan

A total of 96 militants Monday joined Afghanistan`s peace and reintegration process in the northern province of Baghlan, an official said.

Eight killed in two successive blasts in Egypt

At least eight people were killed and 28 others injured in two successive blasts in Egypt`s Sinai peninsula, a military statement said Monday.

Mumbai Police asked to increase vigil, stay alert during Ramzan: Report

Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria has asked the Crime Branch and Anti-Terrorism Cells to increase vigil and stay alert during the Holy month of Ramzan, reports said on Monday.

Iraq militants renew town assault after offer rejected

Militants on Monday assaulted the final area of the Iraqi town of Dhuluiyah still outside their control, after tribesmen rejected an offer to let them enter uncontested, an official said.

BSF jawans get special shoes to perform border closing parade

Soldiers participating in the routine `lowering of the flags` parade at the Attari Indo-Pak border in Amritsar have been provided with special shoes to help them perform the ceremony in comfort.

BJP leaders condole Giriraj Kishore`s death

BJP leaders on Monday condoled the death of VHP leader Giriraj Kishore, saying his life and thoughts epitomised selfless service.

Strong 6.4 quake hits off Philippines, no damage

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at sea in the southern Philippines on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no reports of damage and no tsunami warning issued.

Anti-Israel protests in Srinagar

Dozens of students Monday staged a peaceful protest in Srinagar against Israel`s bombing in Gaza.

Three Odisha coal mines resume production

Production has resumed at the three open cast coal mines of the state run-Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd. (MCL) in Odisha which were shut since July 11 after protests by locals, a company official said Monday.

Rajya Sabha members seek details of destroyed files from govt

Rajya Sabha members on Monday sought details from Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the files destroyed by the home ministry, and called his statement presented in the house vague.

Eight injured in clash

Eight persons were injured when two groups clashed over a minor dispute at Walipur village in the district, police said on Monday.

TN to look into dhoti incident after opposition raises issue

Days after a sitting Madras High Court Judge was denied entry into a club here for wearing a dhoti- the state`s traditional attire, Tamil Nadu government on Monday said it would look into the issue and take action in consultation with its Law Department.

Rahul Gandhi destroyed Congress: Ex-party MP Gufran Azam

Criticising Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, former party MP Gufran Azam on Monday accused the Gandhi scion of destroying the grand old party.

Madhya Pradesh: 7 children killed, 9 injured in wall collapse

Seven children were killed and nine others, including adults and minors, were injured in neighbouring Burhanpur district when boundary wall of a religious place collapsed due to heavy rains, police said.

Apple iPhone 6 struggles with production issues

Apple iPhone 6 struggles with production issues

The much speculated iPhone 6 is reportedly facing severe production problems, which may delay production, or limit availability.

8,000-year-old skull found in Norway

Archaeologists have discovered what might be an 8,000-year-old human skull belonging to Stone Age, possibly containing brain matter, in Norway.

Australia emerging as hot tourist spot for Indians

Australia is emerging as a hot tourist spot for Indian travellers with latest data showing an increase of over 19 per cent in tourists arrivals from the country during January-May this year as compared to the same period last year.

Changes to Motor Vehicle Act delayed; Transport Ministry seeks more time

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, which could be passed only in the Rajya Sabha in May 2012, proposes hefty penalties for traffic rule violations and drunken driving.

Syed Salahuddin resents Sharif`s softness towards Modi

A Kashmiri Mujahideen leader has asked Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to avoid showing a "unilateral tilt" towards his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, media reported Monday.

Seven kids killed in Madhya Pradesh wall collapse

Seven children were killed when the wall of their tenement collapsed in Madhya Pradesh`s Burhanpur district, police said on Monday.

Indian-origin woman found dead in swimming pool

An Indian-origin woman was found dead in a swimming pool of a house, where she was attending a party, and local police are investigating the drowning incident.

Agony of Pakistani women enslaved by Dubai sex trade

Zunera once dreamed of becoming a computer engineer. Instead, aged 16, the bright-eyed Pakistani girl was tricked into prostitution in the UAE, beginning a four-year nightmare of cruelty, violence and rape.

RS adjourned till noon after uproar over Ramdev aide`s meeting with Hafiz Saeed

Opposition Congress on Monday created uproar in Rajya Sabha over reported meeting of a journalist considered close to yoga guru Ramdev with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, leading to two adjournments during Question Hour.

UN urges Israel, Palestine to end Gaza crisis

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Israel and Palestine to take "immediate measures" to end the on-going crisis in the Gaza Strip, media reported Monday.

Water droplets soon to charge your smartphone

Water droplets soon to charge your smartphone

What if humidity in the air can be used to power your smartphones or iPads? With new findings that water droplets can generate small amounts of electricity, this appears possible in near future.

Anger over Australian campervan firm`s `misogynistic` slogans

Wicked Campers, which is popular with backpackers, has been the subject of complaints in the past, including criticism over a "Save a Whale -- Harpoon a Jap" slogan on one its vans in 2008.

North Korea fires dozens of artillery shells into sea

North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells into the sea Monday in a live-fire drill near the disputed maritime border with South Korea that followed a recent series of missile tests.

Seven killed in wall collapse in Myanmar

At least seven people were killed when a wall collapsed in northeastern Myanmar, officials said Monday.

Vaidik-Hafiz Saeed meet: Congress wants govt to clarify

Raising the issue of key Baba Ramdev aide and senior journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik`s meeting with Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, the Congress demanded a clarification from the government on Monday.

Japan PM Abe calls for talks with China`s Xi at APEC

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on Monday called for talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a regional meeting in Beijing in November, the latest call from Tokyo for a face-to-face meeting amid testy diplomatic relations.

Re-floating operation begins for Italy cruise ship Costa Concordia

An unprecedented bid to re-float the giant Costa Concordia cruise ship from its watery grave off Italy began Monday with a delicate operation to raise the crippled vessel two and a half years after it crashed.

Two brothers drown in Ghazipur

Two brothers drowned while taking a bath in river Ganga, police said Monday.

Italy Costa Concordia cruise wreck salvage: Facts and figures

The operation to refloat the wreck of Italy`s Costa Concordia cruise ship due to begin on Monday is the biggest salvage project of its kind ever attempted.

Amid tight security, 18th batch of devotees leave for Amarnath

Amid tight security, the 18th batch of 2,211 pilgrims Monday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas from here.

Five killed in Cambodian helicopter crash

At least five people were killed and one was injured Monday when a military helicopter crashed on the outskirts of Cambodia`s capital city of Phnom Penh, officials said.

France to send troops to North Africa

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced that a new batch of 3,000 troops would be sent to North Africa where they will combat terror threats, a media report said Monday.

`Bring back our girls` from Boko Haram`s captivity: Malala says in Nigeria

Malala, who is in Nigeria, would turn 17 today and on her birthday, she wishes that all the girl kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram are brough back to their native country soon and alive.

Abdul Nasser Madani to be relased on bail today

Kerala PDP Chairman and 2008 Bangalore serial blasts prime accused Abdul Nasser Madani would be released from jail today on health grounds.

Israel says it shot down Gaza drone over Ashdod

As a UN call for ceasefire went unheeded, Israel and Hamas continued to exchange salvos of rockets, with hundreds of families leaving the northern Gaza Strip, fearing for their lives.

A day after heavy rains lash Delhi, more expected today

A day after heavy rains lash Delhi, more expected today

A day after heavy rains lashed the national capital and its adjoining areas, ending a spell of scorching heat wave and high humidity levels, the Met Office has forecast more showers on Monday.

Ashok Chavan found guilty of fudging poll expenses, faces disqualification

Former Maharashtra chief minister and Congress leader Ashok Chavan may be disqualified as Nanded MP after the Election Commission found him guilty of fudging his poll expenses during state elections in 2009.

Big political victory for BJP as TRAI Amendment Bill passed in Lok Sabha

In a big political victory for the BJP government, the TRAI Amendment Bill introduced by it to legitimize the appointment of former telecom chief Nripendra Misra as Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s Principal Secretary was passed in Lok Sabha on Monday despite tough resistance from the Congress party.

Gaza toll rises to 170

The death toll in Gaza rose to 170 Sunday after four more Palestinians, including a father and son, were killed in three separate airstrikes by Israel on southern Gaza Strip, authorities said.

Air India flight lands safely after bird strike in New Jersey

An India-bound flight out of New Jersey was forced to return to the airport because of an engine fire sparked by a bird strike.

Eight killed in explosions in Egypt`s Sinai

At least eight persons including a security officer were killed and several others injured in two successive explosions in the provincial capital of El-Arish in North Sinai, the Interior Ministry said.

Turks protest against Israel in Istanbul

Istanbul`s streets were brimming Sunday as around 1,000 pro-Palestinian Turks demonstrated against Israel`s latest round of airstrikes on Gaza, which have left over 100 Palestinians dead.

Seven small earthquakes shake central Oklahoma: USGS

The US Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of just about 14 hours.

UN chief voices alarm at increased Gaza violence

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed alarm on Sunday that hostilities in and around the Gaza Strip appeared to be worsening, warning that an Israeli ground offensive would "undoubtedly increase the death toll and exacerbate civilian suffering in the Gaza Strip."

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits off northern Chile: USGS

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile`s coast, the US Geological Survey said, with no immediate reports of major damage or casualties.