10 killed in Baghdad mosque bombing

Baghdad : Ten worshippers were killed and some 31 others wounded Monday in a suicide bomb attack at a Shia mosque in Iraq's capital Baghdad, an interior ministry source said.

The attack occurred during the noon prayers when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest inside al-Khairat Shia mosque at a commercial district in downtown Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

"The latest reports said that 10 people were killed and 31 wounded in the suicide bombing in the Shia mosque," the source said.

21 Shia Houthi rebels killed in Yemen

Sanaa : At least 21 Shia Houthi rebels were killed Monday when suspected Al Qaeda militants attacked positions of the group in Yemen.

"The Al Qaeda militants carried out deadly armed attacks against checkpoints manned by Houthi armed men and bombed two Houthi houses in Radda town," an official told Xinhua.

Radda town, in the central province of al-Bayda province, where Al Qaeda terrorists are active, is some 270 km southeast of Yemen's capital Sanaa.

The attack followed sporadic fighting that had started Sunday night, the official said.

Dhaula Kuan gang-rape: Five 'psychopaths' get life term

New Delhi : A Delhi court Monday awarded life imprisonment to five men convicted in the Dhaula Kuan gang-rape, calling them "psychopaths" with no regard for the honour of women and a "threat to society".

"It is the demand of justice that they (convicts) should be kept from the society as long as possible," said Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat.

The judge also held that the crime committed by them is "intensively grave, serious and odious in nature".

Congress leader dies of gunshot wounds

Ghaziabad: Congress leader and former Ghaziabad municipal councillor Hari Mohan Kaushik died Saturday, two days after being shot at five times, hospital sources said.

Five bullets were pumped into his chest and the upper part of the body in Ghaziabad Thursday night. He was undergoing treatment at the Fortis Hospital in Noida, abutting Delhi, where he died around 7 a.m. Saturday.

Kaushik was also a real estate developer. There were three murder cases registered against him.

Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamath demands arrest of sub-inspector who shot man in custody

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Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamath (TNTJ) on Thursday demanded arrest of the sub-inspector who allegedly shot dead a man inside a police station and sought a compensation of Rs 50 lakh from the state government for the victim’s family.

Were Bangladeshi militants given safe passage, BJP asks Mamata

Kolkata : Stepping up the attack on West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee regime, the BJP Thursday alleged that Jamat Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) operatives were given safe passage to build a robust network before the Oct 2 Burdwan blast and charged the state government with hatching a conspiracy to destroy evidences in the explosion.

Al-Qaeda, IS may join IM, LeT to attack India: NSG chief

Gurgaon : National Security Guard (NSG) chief J.N. Chaudhary Thursday said al-Qaeda's threat to attack India was a matter of concern as the terror group can target Indian cities with the help of Pakistan-based militants.

Al-Qaeda and IS or Islamic State may join hands with terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Harkat-ul-Ansar and Indian Mujahideen (IM) to target Indian cities, the NSG director general said.

662 killed in fighting over Syrian Kurdish city

Beirut : At least 662 people have died during the month-long offensive by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group on the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Kobane bordering Turkey, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Thursday.

At least 20 of the victims were civilians, including 17 who were executed by the Islamists -- four were beheaded -- and the rest were killed in shelling on Kobane and surrounding villages, SOHR reported.

Minor boy burnt alive in Bihar for goat's grazing

Patna : A boy's goat grazed some of a farmer's paddy crop. That really got the farmer's goat. He burnt the boy alive in Bihar's Rohtas district.

Police said Thursday that the gory incident took place in Mohanpur village in Rohtas district. The boy was from Mahadalit community, and died of his burns.

Sai Ram, 15, was burnt alive by Arvind Singh alias Kunkun Singh Wednesday evening, Superintendent of Police Chandan Kushwaha said.

Kushwaha said a murder case has been lodged against the farmer on the basis of the boy's father Jiut Ram's statement.

Two killed in Kabul blast

Kabul : At least two people were killed and three injured when a bomb blast rocked the fifth district of Afghanistan's capital Kabul Tuesday, the country's interior ministry said in a statement released here hours after the incident.

"Two innocent civilians lost their lives and three others, including a student and an employee of Kabul Municipality, sustained injuries as a roadside bomb struck a car in Kota-e-Sangi locality at 7.40 a.m. today," the statement added.