A powerful cyclone crossed the sparsely populated Australian northeast coast Friday with winds gusting up to 230 kilometers (140 miles) per hour and lashing vast regions with driving rain.
Casualty due to militant activities in Meghalaya has almost tripled in the last five years with the number of deaths rising from 22 in 2010 to 61 in 2013, indicating a deteriorating internal security in the state, an official report said.
Ferrari`s Fernando Alonso was quickest in Friday`s first practice for the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton a surprise early casualty.
An earthquake measuring 4.0 on Richter scale jolted the Kashmir Valley tonight but there were no reports of any casualties or damage to properties.
A blast occurred in a car
parked near a market in the heart of the Pakistani capital
on Wednesday though there were no casualties, police said.
A car bomb exploded on Friday in restive southern Thailand, killing two soldiers and wounding five other people, an army official said.
Day in Pics: 19th April
Showbiz World - April 19, 2015
Congress' Kisan rally in Ramlila Maidan