Police arrests Maoist in Jharkhand

Simdega, March 25 (ANI): Acting on a tip-off, police arrested a Maoist, identified as Sanju Pradhan in Simdega district of Jharkhand. Police recovered four mobile phones from him. Superintendent of Police (SP) Aseem Vikrant said that the arrested Maoist was on task of recce for observing troop movement in the region. The hotbeds of Maoists in the state are under tight security blanket, as India, will hold its general election in nine stages staggered between April 7 and May 12. Maoists say they are fighting for the rights of poor farmers and landless labourers. Thousands have been killed in the insurgency since the late 1960s. Mar 25, 2014

Two Sikhs abducted in Pakistan returns home unharmed

Peshawar, March 25 (ANI): Two members of Pakistan’s Sikh community, who were kidnapped in northwest Pakistan last month, reached their home in Peshawar after being released by their abductors. The captives, Sawinder Singh and Anand Singh, were kidnapped by unknown assailants on February 11 from Dera Ismail Khan in Pakistan’s restive northwest belt adjoining the lawless tribal region. Sawinder Singh said that he and his cousin had gone to DI Khan in connection with their herbal medicine business when they were kidnapped at gunpoint by masked gunmen riding motorbikes. Singh said the kidnappers were 10 in number who told them that there were some complaints against them and they would only be released if their ‘Amir’ (chief) was satisfied with their statements. Mar 25, 2014

Shivanand Tiwari praises AAP, set to campaign for party

New Delhi, March 25 (ANI): Expelled JD (U) Leader Shivanand Tiwari on Tuesday praised the Aam Aadmi Party and is all set to campaign for Arvind Kejriwal and AAP candidates Yogendra Yadav, Anand Kumar and Rajmohan Gandhi. He said that tha party is trying to bring positive changes and this has attracted people’s attention. He also praised Kejriwal’s commitment and will power. Mar 25, 2014

Socialist Paris Mayor candidate joins forces with Green Party

The Socialists and the Greens in Paris are joining forces for the second round of local elections. Socialist candidate Anne Hidalgo is predicted to win but in the first round fell slightly behind UMP rival Natalie Kosciusko-Morizet. Duration: 01:01 Mar 25, 2014

Eight dead, 108 unaccounted for in US landslide

A total of 108 people are still unaccounted for after a devastating landslide in the northwestern US state of Washington, while eight people are so far confirmed dead, officials said Monday. Duration: 01:03 Mar 25, 2014

Malaysia says missing jet crashed at sea

Malaysia said Monday its missing airliner had crashed in the Indian Ocean, extinguishing the hopes of relatives of those on board but shedding no light on why it veered so far off course. Mar 25, 2014

Steenkamp told Pistorius he sometimes scared her

Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp told the athlete she was sometimes scared of him in a text message sent less than three weeks before he shot her dead. Duration: 01:15 Mar 24, 2014

Dozens killed in shipwreck on Lake Albert

At least 98 people died when a boat capsized on Lake Albert, which lies between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said Monday. Duration: 00:46 Mar 24, 2014

Trial of Al-Jazeera journalists resumes in Cairo

The trial of three Al-Jazeera journalists resumed on Monday. The case, in which 17 others are also charged, has sparked an international outcry and fueled fears of a crackdown on the press by the military-installed authorities. Duration: 01:05 Mar 24, 2014

Ukraine orders Crimean troop withdrawal

Ukraine on Monday ordered its outnumbered troops to withdraw from Crimea following Moscow's lightning annexation of the peninsula as the Russian defence minister inspected military facilities there. Mar 25, 2014

El Salvadors gang truce falters as murder rate climbs

On March 9, 2012, the gangs MS-13 and Barrio 18 signed a truce to end violence in El Salvador, one of the world’s most dangerous countries. But two years later, the number of murders is increasing once again. Mar 24, 2014

Egypt court sentences 529 Morsi backers to death

A court ordered the execution of 529 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi after only two hearings on Monday, in the largest such sentencing in Egypt's modern history. Mar 24, 2014

Taiwan riot police retake govt HQ from protesters

Taiwan riot police dislodged hundreds of demonstrators who have stormed government headquarters, escalating a protest Monday over a China trade pact that has seen parliament occupied for nearly a week. Mar 24, 2014