Children raped, castrated, thrown into fires in South Sudan: UN

Warring forces in South Sudan have carried out horrific crimes against children, including castration, rape and tying them together before slitting their throats, the UN has said.

Man kills co-brother, injures wife, sister-in-law

 A 38-year old man allegedly murdered his co-brother and injured his wife and her sister over a property dispute here today, police said.

Rebel fire kills 8 in Syria's Aleppo: Monitor

Rebel fire killed eight people in Syria`s second city Aleppo Thursday, the latest in a spate of civilian deaths in government-held districts this week, a monitoring group said.

Egyptian court jails 23 men over killing of Shi'ite Muslims: Sources

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 23 men to 14 years in jail without parole over the killing of four Shi`ite Muslims in 2013, judicial sources said. 

4 people killed in Pakistan

 Four people, including two brothers, were killed today in Pakistan's restive southwestern Balochistan province.

Seven people shot dead at protest against Islamic State in eastern Libyan: Residents

Seven people were shot dead on Friday at a protest against Islamic State in the eastern Libyan city of Derna, residents said.

Nigerian extremists attack villages, kill 37 and raze huts

 Boko Haram extremists have burned down six northeast Nigerian villages and killed 37 people near the insurgents' Sambisa Forest stronghold, a survivor said today.

Killings of soldiers and civilians fray Ukraine's ceasefire

Three civilians and two Ukrainian soldiers were killed in eastern Ukraine within 24 hours up to midday on Thursday, Kiev`s military said, further eroding a four-month-old ceasefire in the separatist conflict.

Five arrested for China fire that killed 17

 Five people have been arrested for negligence for a fire at a warehouse in February, which left 17 people dead in south China`s Guangdong province, the Huizhou city government said on Thursday.

Mubarak to stand retrial over 2011 killing of protesters

 An Egyptian court today ordered a final retrial against long-time president Hosni Mubarak over complicity in?killing hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising that toppled his regime.

Militants kill nine Afghan aid workers in night time attack

Unidentified militants shot and killed nine Afghan employees of a foreign-backed aid group in an attack early on Tuesday in Afghanistan`s northern Balkh province, government officials said. 

May deadliest month of 2015 in Syria: Monitor

May was the bloodiest month so far this year in Syria, with at least 6,657 people killed throughout the war-ravaged country, a monitor said Monday.

UN envoy decries Syria regime raids as dozens killed

The UN envoy to Syria condemned regime bombing of civilian areas as "totally unacceptable" after more than 140 people were killed in a day of heavy air raids.

Bombs in southern Thailand kill one police officer, wound seven

Roadside bombs in southern Thailand killed one police officer and wounded seven members of the security forces in a region scarred by a long-running Muslim separatist insurgency, police said on Sunday.

Shelling from Yemen kills Saudi border guard, wounds 7

Saudi Arabia's state news agency has reported that shelling from Yemen has killed a border guard and wounded seven as a coalition the kingdom leads continues to target Shiite rebels there.

US storms, floods kill 28 people, 24 of them in Texas

US authorities reclaimed four more bodies from Texas waters, adding to the growing death toll inflicted by record-setting storms are submerging highways and flooding homes.

Japanese island to be evacuated after volcano erupts

A volcano on the remote southern Japanese island of Kuchinoerabujima erupted suddenly on Friday, blasting plumes of black smoke high into the sky, prompting authorities to start evacuating the island and airlines to re-route flights. 

Gunmen kill 3 in Pakistan's Quetta

At least three persons, including two minority Shia Muslims, were killed and six others injured in separate firing attacks in Pakistan's southern Baluchistan province today in what appeared to be sectarian violence.

Gunman, 7 other soldiers killed in Tunis barracks shooting

A Tunisian soldier opened fire on fellow troops at a military barracks in the capital today, killing seven people before he was himself killed, a spokesman for Tunisia's Defence Ministry said.

Naxals kill two villages branding them as police informers

A group of Maoists allegedly killed two villagers at separate places in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district today while suspecting them to be working as police informers.