Assam to strengthen border outposts; violence toll now 11

Assam Thursday decided to improve infrastructure at the inter-state border outposts and provide more equipment to the security forces deployed there, even as two more bodies were found after the violence along the Nagaland border which took the toll to 11.

No violence or `dirty comedy` in Jackie Chan`s film

Actor Jackie Chan says he wants his movies to have "plenty of action, but not violence" and wants to stay away from dirty comedy.

Manipur CM asks militants to give up violence

Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh appealed to the militants to lay down arms and participate in the development programmes undertaken by the government for the welfare of the people.

47 killed in Afghanistan violence

Authorities in Afghanistan said Monday that at least 20 civilians, including women and children, and 27 militants have been killed in recent clashes in northern Kunduz province.

Batala firing incident: Family accuses police of inaction

A large number of villagers and family members of those killed in firing yesterday over a land dispute, on Saturday held a protest outside a hospital here against the police for their alleged failure in taking action against accused.

Congress accuses BJP of creating communal divide

Congress today accused BJP of creating a communal divide in parts of Uttar Pradesh where bye-elections are due in the wake of recent poll debacle in Uttarakhand.

Kristin Scott Thomas shocked by `Only God Forgives` rating

Actress Kristin Scott Thomas was shocked to learn her racy film `Only God Forgives` was given a 12 age-rating in France.

Libya`s new Parliament calls for unity as rival militias clash

Libya`s new Parliament appealed for national unity at its first formal session as rival armed factions battled for dominance of a country struggling to hold itself together three years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.

UN hopes Libya`s new Parliament to help end violence

The UN mission in Libya hopes that the newly-elected Parliament can lead efforts to end surging violence and promote political process, a UN spokesperson said.

56 arrested over riots in Myanmar

Fifty six people suspected to be involved in a sectarian riot which broke out in Myanmar`s second largest city Mandalay in early July have been arrested, police said Sunday.

33 killed in Iraq violence

At least 33 people were killed and 94 were wounded in clashes with Sunni militants and bomb attacks across Iraq, sources said.

New Libya Parliament meets amid ongoing violence

Libya`s new nationalist-dominated Parliament held its first meeting, boycotted by Islamists, in a sign of deep divisions still plaguing a violence-racked country from which thousands are fleeing.

More than 1,700 killed in Iraq in July: UN

More than 1,700 people were killed in Iraq in July, the United Nations said, making it one of the deadliest months of the year but marking a decline from the previous month, when Sunni militants swept across much of the country.

Stern action will be taken against guilty: Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said those guilty of violent incident in Saharanpur district would not be spared and stern action would be taken against them.

Libya airport battle `has killed at least 97`

Two weeks of fighting between militias in Libya`s capital Tripoli have left 97 people dead, as Egypt and western foreign ministries on Sunday urged their citizens to leave amid spiralling violence.

US evacuates embassy amid ongoing violence in Libya

The US Saturday shut down its embassy in Libya and evacuated its personnel to neighbouring Tunisia as clashes between rival militias in the country`s capital Tripoli posed a "very real risk".

Syrian air strike kills 20 rebels on Lebanese border: Sources

A Syrian Air Force strike on the border with Lebanon killed around 20 Syrian rebel fighters on Friday, security sources said, in the latest spillover of violence into the area.

60 Syria soldiers dead in battle with jihadists: report

At least 60 soldiers have died as the army battles to retake a gas field in central Syria where jihadists killed 270 people, a pro-regime newspaper reported today.

Amarnath yatra violence handwork of mischievous elements: NC

Ruling National Conference (NC) on Saturday condemned the violence at Baltal base camp of Amarnath Yatra and termed it the handiwork of "mischievous elements".

Jihadists kill 270 in Syrian gas field `massacre`: NGO

Jihadists have killed 270 Syrian regime fighters, civilian security guards and employees since seizing a gas field in Homs province, a monitoring group has said.