'Explosion at chemical plant in east China, casualties unknown'

An explosion hit a chemical plant on Saturday night in eastern China, the official Xinhua state news agency said, citing local authorities.

Passenger train derails in Madhya Pradesh, bogies fall into river

A passenger train travelling from Mumbai to Varanasi has derailed in Madhya Pradesh with "two-four of its bogies" falling into a river. Casualties are not yet known, police said.


Several passengers feared dead as two trains derail in Madhya Pradesh
Several passengers feared dead as two trains derail in Madhya Pradesh

Several passengers were feared dead when two express trains tonight derailed while crossing a bridge on swollen Machak river near Harda in Madhya Pradesh, senior district officials said.


Andy Murray eases through, Grigor Dimitrov rocked at Queen`s
Andy Murray eases through, Grigor Dimitrov rocked at Queen`s

Andy Murray moved a step closer to a record-equalling fourth Queen`s Club title as the top seed defeated Fernando Verdasco 7-5, 6-4, while Grigor Dimitrov joined the lengthy list of star casualties.

Bengaluru Express derails, no casualties

A boulder on the railway track derailed Bengaluru Express on Monday. However, there were no casualties, a railway official said.

Philippine forces, rebels report casualties in rare clash

Philippine security forces and a Muslim rebel group clashed Sunday in the country`s south killing at least six police officers, both sides confirmed, in violence rarely seen since the signing of a peace treaty.

Market fire kills 13 in Pakistan

A fire erupted in a busy market in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore Monday, killing at least 13 people and injuring two others, officials said.

Somalia forces, Shebab in fierce fight over strategic island

Somalia`s al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab rebels on Saturday launched a major offensive against a strategic island in the south of the country, causing heavy casualties, witnesses said.

Clashes near Iraq`s Fallujah as conflict toll reaches 366

Clashes erupted between Iraqi troops and anti-government fighters on the outskirts of Fallujah on Saturday, as the militant-held city`s main hospital said 366 people had been killed in the months-long conflict.

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.

Heavy losses as Ukraine launches deadly assault on rebels

Ukraine`s military suffered heavy casualties in a stepped-up offensive on pro-Russian rebels on Monday, as Europe and the head of the UN made a last-ditch diplomatic effort to reel the country back from the brink of civil war.

Disclosing Kargil casualties would affect morale of troops: CIC

The disclosure of information related to casualties suffered by army during Kargil war and number of terrorists killed cannot be made public, Central Information Commission has held in an order 14 years after the war.

Fire breaks out in top Ahmedabad hotel; no casualties

A fire broke out in a premier hotel here this morning but no casualties were reported, a Fire Department official said.

Engine of Sheshadri Exp derails at Vijaywada, no casualties

The engine of Bengaluru- Kakinada Sheshadri Express derailed at the Vijayawada railway station about 2.30 this morning when the train was arriving.

Number of casualties in Naxal violence sees decline

The number of casualties in Naxal violence has shown a decline in the past one year compared to 2010 and 2011.

Ambala bus accident kills 12 school children

Ten children on their way to school were killed and 20 others injured when the bus
carrying them collided head-on with a truck amid heavy fog.

Gaza rocket hits Israel, no casualties

Palestinian militants in Gaza Strip fired a Qassam rocket into the Eshkol region of Israel this morning causing no casualties, Israeli police said.

World condemns Delhi High Court blast

Nations across the world on Wednesday condemned the bomb blast outside the Delhi High Court that caused heavy casualties.

Libya rebels take casualties in fight for Brega

The rebels have taken the residential zone of New Brega.

UP: Two persons killed in separate road mishaps

Two persons were killed in
separate road accidents in the town, police said Friday.