Over 110 killed in western province in Iraq

Baghdad : At least 117 militants, including 111 alone in a western Iraqi province, were killed in series of clashes between security forces and Sunni militant groups as government tries to wrestle back rebel-held areas, security sources said.

Manipuri man's killing: One more arrested

New Delhi : One more person was arrested Tuesday in connection with the murder of a 29-year-old Manipuri man here, bringing the total number of arrests in the case to four, police said. A fifth man is on the run.

Azad Choudhary, 24, a driver by profession, was arrested from his hideout in Delhi.

Choudhary was apprehended a day after three of his friends - Sanjay Basoya, 24, Shakti Basoya, 21, and Raju, 25 - were arrested on charges of attacking the Manipuri BPO employee Akha Salouni.

Police said all the four arrested belong to Garhi area in south Delhi.

Manipuri youth's Delhi attackers sent to police custody

New Delhi : A court here Tuesday sent the three youths arrested for killing a Manipuri BPO employee, to two days' police custody.

The employee, Akha Salouni, 29, was beaten to death Monday following a spat with the three youths while he was going to a friend's house in Kotla Mubarakpur area of south Delhi to spend the night.

Metropolitan Magistrate Ashok Kumar sent Sanjay Basoya, 24, Shakti Basoya, 21, and Rajiv, 25, to police custody till July 24.

They were arrested on charges of attacking Salouni, and beating him to death.

Al Jazeera bureau attacked in Gaza

Gaza : Two shots were fired at news channel Al Jazeera's bureau office in Gaza, a day after Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that his country will work to close down the network.

The shots caused panic among the civilians living in the same building but no casualties have been reported, Al Jazeera reported.

"Two very precise shots were fired straight into our building," Al Jazeera’s Stephanie Dekker, reporting from the bureau in Gaza, said.

"We are high up in the building so we had a very strong vantage point over the area. But we have evacuated."

Al Qaeda leaders killed in Pakistan's US drone attacks

Islamabad : The Al Qaeda has said that six of its leaders were killed during US drone attacks in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, media reported Tuesday.

According to the Al Qaeda, the six leaders were killed in the July 10 drone strike that took place in the Doga Mada Khel village in Datta Khel area, the News International reported.

Datta Khel area is a well-known hub of the Al Qaeda, the Haqqani network, the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the Lashkar-e-Zil.

House of murder accused torched in Bihar

Patna : A protest against the murder of a primary agriculture credit society (PACS) president turned violent Tuesday in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district when the house of a suspect was set ablaze, police said.

Garib Nath Das, the PACS president who was also a property dealer was killed over business rivalry near Rasulpur under Yahyapur police station,about 70 km from here.

As news of his killing spread, hundreds of people gathered and blocked the Muzaffarpur-Sitamrhi road and some of them set ablaze house of a suspect in the murder, a district police officer said.

10 Palestinian militants killed, Gaza toll crosses 500

Jerusalem : At least 10 militants, who were trying to infiltrate into Israel through two tunnels, were killed Monday as the toll in Gaza in two weeks of fighting has exceeded 500, Israeli military said.

The militants were trying to tunnel in their way from northern Gaza to the Israeli side of the border when they were detected by the Israelis, Xinhua reported.

"Israel Air Force targeted one squad and a hit was confirmed," a military spokesman said.

He added that searches were still under way in the area.

Bangalore rape: Angry students clash with police

Bangalore : Several students were injured Monday in a clash with police at a private school here while staging a demonstration against the school management over the alleged rape of a six-year-old student July 2.

"We resorted to caning the activists to bring the situation under control, as some of them were attempting to pull the barricades down and barge into the school premises," a police official told IANS at the spot.

Lucknow rape victim's family demands CBI probe

Lucknow : The family of the 32-year-old woman, who was allegedly gang-raped and then brutally murdered on the outskirts of the state capital, Monday trashed the police probe and demanded a CBI investigation.

Alleging that the police have not gone through the crime details in "the seriousness it deserved", the victim's father said he did not trust the version that his daughter was killed single-handedly by a private security guard who was arrested Sunday.

The family has now demanded the case be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Woman stripped, assaulted in public goes missing

Patna : The middle-aged woman, who was stripped and assaulted in public for allegedly kidnapping two men, went missing Monday from a Patna hospital where she undergoing treatment, officials said.

Sangita Devi, in her 40s, was stripped and assaulted Wednesday night for allegedly kidnapping two men who were involved in a land deal with her in Nizamuddinpur village, 50 km from Patna, in Jehanabad district.

The bodies of the two men were found Thursday near Sigouri in Patna, police said.