Asian Games: National flags take down over North Korea protest fears
Asian Games: National flags take down over North Korea protest fears

Organisers of the upcoming Asian Games in the South Korean city of Incheon have removed all national flags from streets near the venues amid protests about the flying of the North Korean flag.

Activists plan worldwide march on global warming
Activists plan worldwide march on global warming

Thousands of activists are expected to participate in a march in New York, London and eight other cities worldwide, including Delhi, to pressure world leaders to take action on global warming, ahead of a major summit on climate change this month, a British daily reported Monday.

Men harassed by women want separate ministry for themselves

A two-day national conference of men`s rights activists representing more than 100 groups across India has demanded a separate ministry for men`s welfare, a welfare commission for them, scrapping of section 492 of the IPC and gender-neutral laws.

Brazil police charged with assaulting World Cup protesters

Four officers of the Rio de Janeiro state police were detained Wednesday on charges of assaulting reporters and activists during a protest against the amount of public money Brazil spent to host the FIFA World Cup.

Greenpeace activists pull-off EU summit stunt

Greenpeace activists on Friday successfully climbed and attached themselves to a high-rise construction site just metres (yards) way from where dozens of world leaders were assembled for an EU summit.

Anti-World Cup protests as Brazil play Cameroon

Activists burned a mock World Cup trophy in protests called to demand more investment in health and education as Brazil played a clutch match against Cameroon.

Activists say car bomb in eastern Syria kills 7

A car bomb exploded in eastern Syria near the border with Iraq on today, killing at least seven people, including a local rebel commander, opposition activists said.

Syria activists brave war to watch World Cup

Young Syrian opposition activists living with the constant dangers of more than three years are war are braving bombardment by government forces and jihadists` threats to watch their favourite World Cup teams.

Father`s Day: Activists seek gender neutral family laws

A group of men`s rights activists, seeking shared parenting in cases of divorce or separation, on Father`s Day Sunday demanded reforms in family laws - to stop the creation of a "fatherless society". Or else, they said, the day has no relevance for the people.

Four Trinamool activists killed, ex-minister named in FIR

Four people have been arrested and an FIR registered against former West Bengal minister and CPI-M leader Kanti Ganguly in connection with the killing of at least four Trinamool Congress activists in South 24-Parganas district.

EU voices `extreme concern` over Thai coup crackdowns

The European Union has voiced "extreme concern" about political detentions and censorship in Thailand, as the military junta chief met officials and began to set out plans for the country`s future.

US warns visitors to Sochi to stay vigilant

The United States updated its travel alert Friday for the Sochi Winter Olympics, and specifically warned American gays about stringent new anti-gay laws.

Syrian troops kill 45 rebels in Homs: Activists

At least 45 rebel fighters were killed Thursday in Syria`s central province of Homs, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reportedly said.

Rocket kills 5 in Syrian town: Activists

A rocket smashed into the home of a family in the embattled Christian town of Sadad in central Syria, killing five people as al Qaeda-linked rebels and soldiers clashed for control, activists said.

Kurds rout Syria jihadists on Iraq border: Activists

Fierce clashes raged on Saturday after Syrian Kurds seized from jihadists a crossing on the Iraqi border, a key supply route for weapons and fighters in the 31-month war, activists said.

Artists stage protest at Jantar Mantar against Narendra Modi

Coinciding with Narendra Modi`s rally in the city, a group of artists and activists on Sunday staged a protest against the BJP`s PM candidate.

HC upholds penalty on rail employee for taking bribe of Rs 300

The man accused of bullying and physically abusing five Dalit woman activists in Uttar Pradesh`s Lalitpur district last week, was arrested there Monday, police said.

Activists say Syrian airstrike kills 12 civilians

A Syrian government airstrike on a town in the country`s northwest killed at least 12 people today, shattering store fronts, setting cars ablaze and sending a giant plume of black and gray smoke over the horizon.

Kabir Kala Manch activists surrender: ATS

Two members of Pune-based cultural group Kabir Kala Manch (KKM), alleged to be Maoists, were arrested today after they surrendered before police outside Maharashtra Assembly premises.

Arrest warrants issued for five activists: Egypt

Egypt`s top prosecutor has issued arrest warrants for five rights activists on suspicion of inciting violence against members of the president`s Muslim Brotherhood.