With US Senate in knots, spy provisions expire at midnight

The US Senate failed to reach a deal Sunday that would prevent key counterterror provisions from expiring at midnight, plunging US national security efforts into potential disarray amid persistent extremist threats.

Woman in Spain arrested for committing 67 crimes in six months

A woman in Spain has been arrested after allegedly committing 67 crimes within a period of six months, using her 19-year-old daughter as an accomplice.

US judge orders woman to walk 48km for ditching taxi fare!

In a first of its kind judgement, a judge in the US sentenced a woman to walk over 48 kilometres -- the same distance of the taxi fare she had ditched.

Thailand Brit murder suspects `still waiting` on evidence review

Lawyers for two Myanmar nationals accused of murdering a pair of British holidaymakers in Thailand said Sunday they have "deep concerns" that they will be unable to independently review forensic evidence before the trial starts.

US police kill more than two people a day: Report

U.S. police have shot and killed 385 people during the first five months of this year, a rate of more than two a day, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.

Ex-US House speaker paid to hide sexual misconduct: Report

A former US House Speaker who has been indicted by a federal grand jury allegedly paid off an individual to hide past sexual misconduct, a media report said.

12 jailed in China for injecting water into cattle

Twelve people have been sentenced to varying prison terms by a Chinese court for injecting water into cattle before slaughtering to increase their weight and make more profit.

S.Africa frees anti-apartheid hero murder mastermind

The right wing politician who masterminded the killing of a South African anti-apartheid hero was granted medical parole on Friday, setting aside an earlier decision by the justice minister to block his release.

Man executed in China for rape of 26 minors

A man in northeast China`s Gansu Province was executed for the rape and sexual abuse of 26 children, the Supreme People`s Court (SPC) said.

Al Jazeera reporter Greste fears Egyptian conviction in Absentia

Al Jazeera reporter Peter Greste, deported after spending 400 days in an Egyptian jail on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, fears he will be found guilty in absentia at a retrial that resumes in Cairo next week.

Dutch police arrest 19 in raids on outlaw biker gangs

Dutch police Wednesday arrested at least 19 bikers, many of whom are suspected members of the Bandidos outlaw motorcycle gang in a massive crackdown to contain rising tensions between groups in the south.

Five main measures planned by Cameron`s new UK government

Queen Elizabeth II announced the legislative programme for Prime Minister David Cameron`s newly-elected British government on Wednesday at the ceremonial state opening of parliament.

Spanish police rescue girl sold for marriage by parents

Spain police said Wednesday they had rescued an 11-year-old girl who was repeatedly raped and beaten after she was sold by her parents for marriage for 17,000 euros ($18,500).

Saudi beheads murderer in 89th execution this year

Saudi Arabia beheaded a convicted murderer on Wednesday in its 89th execution this year, adding to a toll that has already overtaken the total for all of 2014.

Rights groups slam Myanmar birth law as anti-Muslim


Yangon: A new law that forces some women in Myanmar to have children at least three years apart wason Monday criticised by rights groups who say it will be used to target the country`s minority Muslim population.

Govt may consider law to restrict use of river, ground water for drinking: Uma Bharti

Government may consider bringing in a legislation to restrict usage of river and ground water for drinking purpose while treated and rainwater could be used

Govt working on including criminal provisions in law on Ganga

The government is in the advanced stages of preparing the final draft of a law, which will incorporate criminal provisions, in its bid to abate pollution and maintain sustainable cleanliness in River Ganga.

Salman Khan hit-and-run case deserves law, not sentiments: Pinky Anand

Additional Solicitor General of India Pinky Anand on Sunday said actor Salman Khan's case needs to be viewed as per the law and not by sentiments.

Salman Khan's run-in with law: From reel to real life
Salman Khan's run-in with law: From reel to real life

 "Humari police humesha late aati hai aur galat insaan ko hi arrest karti hai," superstar Salman Khan's dialogue in his last film "Kick" proved almost prophetic today as he was pronounced guilty in an over 12-year-old hit-and-run case.

Union Cabinet approves new anti-corruption bill

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a refurbished anti-corruption law, which includes seven years of maximum imprisonment in graft-related cases.