Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven dead at 76

Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven, who directed the slasher classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street," died on Sunday afternoon, his family said in a statement. He was 76.

Nelson Shanks, painter of presidents and royalty, dies at 77

Nelson Shanks, a painter renowned for his portraits of prominent figures ranging from presidents to a pope to royalty, has died. He was 77.

Bangladesh arrest two suspected Islamists over blogger murder

The Bangladesh police on Thursday arrested two suspected members of a banned Islamist group over the brutal killing of an atheist blogger, an official said.

Police investigate death of environmentalist in Brazil Amazon

 Brazilian federal police are investigating the apparent murder of an environmentalist who defended one of the last virgin stretches of rain forest in the eastern Amazon.

Gang war in Tihar jail van kills two prisoners

Two prisoners were allegedly beaten to death by four others in a clash between two gangs inside a moving prison van transporting nine inmates from Rohini to Tihar Jail. watch the full report here.

Pregnant teen buried alive, wakes up in coffin
Pregnant teen buried alive, wakes up in coffin

A pregnant Honduran teenager was reportedly found to have been buried alive after family members heard her screaming from the coffin a day after the funeral.

One dead in shooting at New York immigration building

 One person was shot dead and a man seriously injured in a shooting at a federal immigration court building in downtown New York late Friday, an official said.

US mom admits to killing three sons in past 13 months

A US mother in Ohio admitted killing her three young sons in separate incidents over the past 13 months because her husband paid more attention to the boys than a daughter, police said.

10 die as truck crashes, burns, falls from bridge in Mexico

A tractor-trailer rig that swerved to avoid another vehicle had 10 people packed into the cab when it crashed, burned and fell 20 meters off a bridge, killing everyone aboard, authorities in western Mexico say.

Two labourers die after falling in manhole

Two labourers who entered into a manhole to clean it near Karnataka Minister H Anjaneya's official quarters here today died due to suffocation, police said.

PM Modi, Ansari, CJI, Sonia pay tributes to Suvra Mukherjee

Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of India HL Dattu and Congress president Sonia Gandhi were among a host of dignitaries who visited Rashtrapati Bhavan to pay their tributes to President Pranab Mukhejee's wife Suvra Mukherjee who died on Tuesday.

Meerut: Jawan lynched for saving girl from eve teasers

Army jawan was beaten to death by eve-teasers for trying to save the girl from molestation.

Death toll in Egypt heatwave mounts to 76

The death toll due to a severe heatwave, sweeping Egypt since early this week, has risen to 76 after 15 more deaths were reported, mostly of elderly.

Shun trans fats to lower death risk

 Trans fats, and not saturated fats found in animal products, are associated with greater risk of death, coronary heart disease and stroke or Type 2 diabetes, researchers from McMaster University have found.

Two Japanese climbers found dead in Swiss Alps: Official

The bodies of two Japanese climbers have been found on the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps, a Tokyo official said today, three days after the pair got into difficulty on the mountain.

Youth dies of snake bite in UP; CMO, 3 others booked for negligence

A Chief Medical officer (CMO) and three other employees of the health department have been booked for negligence after a youth bitten by snake died allegedly due to lack of treatment, police said today.

Testosterone therapy may help older men live longer

Restoring testosterone in older men to normal level through gels, patches, or injections may lower their risk of heart attack, stroke, or death from any cause.

21 dead as temperatures soar in Egypt heatwave: Ministry

Twenty-one people have died and 66 others were hospitalised with exhaustion as soaring temperatures and high humidity hit Cairo and other parts of Egypt, the health ministry said Monday.

Weekly workout can lower risk of death for over 60s

It's time to start working out as a new study claims that even a little weekly physical activity curbs the risk of death among those above 60 years of age.

Over 19,000 stray dogs sterilised in last three years: NDMC

Alarmed over "increasing" number of stray dogs in its jurisdiction, North Delhi Municipal Corporation on Friday said over 19,000 canines were sterilised and immunised in the last three years and all possible steps are being taken to prevent dog bites or rabies cases.