J&K floods: Victims narrate horrid tales

Jammu and Kashmir is facing the worst natural disaster and the people of the state narrate their horrid stories.

Germany: man accused of child abuse over 20 years

German authorities have arrested a man suspected of sexually abusing children over the past two decades after finding a boy who had been missing for several weeks at his apartment.

Relatives weep and jeer at S. Korea ferry disaster trial

Relatives of the victims of South Korea`s ferry disaster wept amid angry scenes in court Tuesday as prosecutors played video footage of the sinking vessel during the murder trial of the captain and crew.

The video, taken from coastguard boats and helicopters, showed the last moments of the 6,825-tonne Sewol ferry as it listed and then capsized on April 16 with the loss of around 300 lives.

Pope to hold first meeting with sexual abuse victims

Pope Francis holds his first meeting with victims of sexual abuse by priests on Monday, an encounter that some say should have happened long ago, and victims from his native Argentina say they are pained over their exclusion.

Six victims, two each from Ireland, Britain and Germany, will attend the pope`s private morning Mass in his Vatican residence and then meet with him afterwards, according to people who organised the meeting.

Spain`s new king, queen meet terror victims

The new king and queen of Spain, Felipe VI and Letizia, carried out their first official function on Saturday, meeting "victims of terrorist violence".

No more child mafia victims, pope says on visit to clan heartland

No more children must die at the hands of the mafia, pope Francis said Saturday, as he travelled to the hometown of a toddler murdered in a clan drug war.

Malaysia Airlines initiates payments to MH370 victims` families

Malaysia Airlines insurer has begun paying $50,000 in advance insurance payments to the families of passengers on board flight MH370, three months after the jet disappeared.

38 killed in DR Congo ethnic violence: Government

A total of 38 people died in ethnic violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo at the weekend, many massacred when a church was set ablaze, the government said today.

Police `panty gang` dismantled in Brazil

Six police officers in Rio de Janeiro have been arrested on charges of stopping trucks carrying women`s underwear, stealing their merchandise and extorting money from their drivers.

No date for Pope meeting with abuse victims: Vatican spokesman

No date has been set for Pope Francis` planned meeting with victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests, originally expected to take place early next month, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said on Wednesday.

Tokyo police hunt serial urine splasher: report

Police are on the hunt for a serial urine splasher after at least six cases in which the liquid was splashed over young women by a motorcyclist, a newspaper said Wednesday.

Fire at hospital for elderly kills 21 in latest major South Korea accident

A fire at a rural South Korean hospital for chronically ill elderly patients on Wednesday killed 21 people and injured eight in the second major fire this week as the country still mourns victims of a ferry disaster last month.

Israel pays homage to the fallen soldiers & victims of terror

Paying tributes to Israel`s fallen soldiers and victims of terror attacks, Nobel laureate President Shimon Peres has said that his country "still lives by the sword but yearns for peace".

Bangladesh commemorates its worst industrial tragedy

Thousands of people gathered Thursday at a factory site near here to remember the victims of Bangladesh`s worst industrial tragedy that killed at least 1,135 people, mostly garment workers, last year.

Everest avalanche: Rescuers continue search for missing sherpas

Rescuers searched Mount Everest for bodies Saturday as authorities ruled out hope of finding any more survivors from an avalanche that killed at least 12 Nepalese guides in the deadliest accident ever on the world`s highest peak.

NHRC asks Assam Govt to pay Rs 10 lakh to families of victims

The National Human Rights Commission today asked the Assam Government to pay Rs 10 lakh to the families of victims of an encounter by the Assam Police and the Army in a joint operation.

Muzaffarnagar riot-victims refused to vacate Shamli camp

Riot-victims residing in Malakpur relief camp in neighbouring Shamli district have refused to leave the place, officials said.

UP govt trying to displace Muzaffarnagar riot victims: BSP leader

A BSP leader has alleged that the Uttar Pradesh government is trying to displace people from the relief camps in severe cold conditions.

BJP questions basis of pension to Muzaffarnagar riots victims

BJP on Wednesday questioned the basis of UP government`s move to provide pension to those injured in the Muzaffarnagar riots, and demanded that such help be extended to all injured in recent communal clashes in the state.

Anti-Sikh riots victims living in darkness, BSES wants them under fold

Living in government-alloted flats in Tilak Vihar, they have received free electricity for almost three decades but now the 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims have been asked to apply for new connections to get uninterrupted supply.