Michelle Obama lights candles for US shooting victims
Michelle Obama lights candles for US shooting victims

 Michelle Obama and her elder daughter visited Milan's Duomo cathedral today, where an official traveling with her said they lit candles in memory of the victims of the shooting in South Carolina.

Families of Germanwings crash victims meet investigators

 Families of victims of the Germanwings plane crash were meeting today with investigators in Paris, looking for answers about why the co-pilot apparently slammed the plane into an Alpine mountainside and when their loved ones' remains and belongings will return home.

Drugs, divorce and despair: Somalia's forgotten male war victims

Men in war-torn Somalia suffer high rates of drug addiction, divorce and mental illness, the World Bank said, urging donors to do more to support men and strengthen families.

Compensation fund for Bangladesh factory victims reaches $30 mn target

A fund set up to compensate the victims of Bangladesh`s Rana Plaza factory collapse has finally reached its $30-million target, the UN`s International Labour Organization said Monday, more than two years after the disaster left over 1,100 garment workers dead.

Manisha Koirala partners with UNFPA to help quake-affected women
Manisha Koirala partners with UNFPA to help quake-affected women

Noted Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala has partnered with the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) and Government of Nepal to help quake affected women of Nepal by providing them with 'Dignity Kits'.

NSD launches theatre event to raise funds for Nepal victims
NSD launches theatre event to raise funds for Nepal victims

 National School of Drama (NSD) is organising a nine-day theatre extravaganza to raise funds for Nepal earthquake victims.

Nepal earthquake: Shah Rukh Khan shares emergency contact numbers
Nepal earthquake: Shah Rukh Khan shares emergency contact numbers

After the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal and India on Saturday leaving everyone in the sub-continent in state of shock, people from across the globe have extended support to help people affected by the natural calamity.

Mumbai's Dabbawalas offer prayers for Nepal earthquake victims

Mumbai's Dabbawalas, who ferry cooked meals from homes to customers in offices, on Monday offered prayers for the Nepal earthquake victims.

Mediterranean shipwreck survivors describe terror on dry land

People smugglers responsible for the Mediterranean`s worst disaster in decades beat several migrants to death and executed at least one minor before the boat left Libya with more than 750 people aboard, survivors have told investigators.

Hit-and-run case: Victims were not injured in mishap but later, says Salman Khan's lawyer
Hit-and-run case: Victims were not injured in mishap but later, says Salman Khan's lawyer

In a new twist to their arguments, lawyer of Bollywood actor Salman Khan today told the trial court that victims of 2002-hit-and-run case sustained serious injuries not in the mishap itself, but when the wrecked car fell on them while being lifted by a crane.

Kenya mourns victims of student massacre with Easter prayers
Kenya mourns victims of student massacre with Easter prayers

Nairobi; Kenyans prepared to dedicate Easter Sunday prayer services to the 148 victims of a university massacre by Somalia`s Shebab Islamists, marking the first of three days of national mourning.

Author Swati Tiwari gets award for book on gas tragedy victims

Noted Hindi writer Dr Swati Tiwari has received the 'National Ladli Media and Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity' for her book on the lives of widows of the Bhopal gas tragedy.

Central aid for sterilisation camp victims underutilised, SC told

The government Friday told the Supreme Court that it had given money to the Chhattisgarh government to be paid to the victims of the botched-up sterilisation camp in Bilaspur last year in which 13 women lost their lives but the utilisation of this by the state was "poor".

Cricket World Cup: Zimbabwe fume over controversial John Mooney catch
Cricket World Cup: Zimbabwe fume over controversial John Mooney catch

Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor insisted his team had been victims of a World Cup miscarriage of justice on Saturday when Ireland fielder John Mooney held a crucial catch despite indications he had touched the boundary with his foot.

Victims of 1983 Marine base bombing in Beirut lose quest for Iranian assets

Relatives of U.S. soldiers killed and wounded in a 1983 Beirut bombing have been barred by a U.S. judge from seeking $1.6 billion in assets belonging to Iran`s central bank and held by a unit of German exchange operator Deutsche Boerse.

UK failing to protect female domestic violence victims: Watchdog

The British government is failing to provide adequate refuge and support for female victims of domestic violence, particularly asylum seekers, those with disabilities and members of the LGBTI community, a parliamentary watchdog said on Thursday.

Polish Catholic Church to help victims of paedophile priests

Poland`s Catholic Church on Wednesday said it would set up a handful of sites across the country where victims of sexual abuse by priests can go for psychological and legal help.

More than 10 killed in Haiti carnival tragedy

More than 10 people were killed early Tuesday at a carnival here after their float made deadly contact with a power line.

Indo-US nuke deal: Modi govt says suppliers can't be sued for accidents, operators can
Indo-US nuke deal: Modi govt says suppliers can't be sued for accidents, operators can

Foreign suppliers of atomic reactors to India cannot be sued for the damages by victims of a nuclear accident but can be held liable by the operator who has the right of recourse, government said on Sunday releasing details of the understanding reached with the US recently.

French sport honours victims of Paris attacks
French sport honours victims of Paris attacks

A minute's silence will be observed ahead of all French football, rugby and basketball matches this weekend as the world of sport moved to honour the 12 victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack on Thursday.