Beas tragedy: Three more bodies found

Mandi, June 23 (ANI): Almost two weeks after 24 visiting students from an engineering college in Hyderabad and a tour operator were washed away in the Beas river, three more bodies were recovered, taking the total number of bodies retrieved to 16. College staff was present at the spot and identified the recovered bodies. Jun 23, 2014

Centre appeals to militant outfits to shun violence after a police officer killed in Assam

Assam, June 23 (ANI): Nitya Nanda Goswami, the Superintendent of Police, of Hamren police district was leading an operation against the insurgent outfit in remote Rongthang forest area where they came face-to-face with the militants. The police team retaliated and in the ensuing encounter, Goswami and his personal security guard were killed. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi visited Karbi Anglong to pay tribute slain Superintendent of Police and his personal security guard. Their last rights were performed with full state honour. The police force and top officials paid floral tributes and gave them a guard of honor with gun salute. Saddened by the incident, the Kiren Rijiju appealed to militant outfits to give up arms and join the mainstream. Jun 23, 2014

BSF organizes 2-day cleft surgery camp in Tripura

Agartala, June 23 (ANI): India's paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) is making efforts to bring smile to the faces of children with cleft lips and palates by organising medical camps for children and adults in Tripura. The medical camp performed free of cost surgeries at the two-day long medical camp in Salbagan area in Agartala. The initiative gives both adults and children a new lease of life, giving back them their self-confidence. Special Director General of Border Security Force (BSF), BD Sharma, said such camps have been held in the past as well and almost 250 such cases have been dealt with. Jun 23, 2014

France's Jewish community elects new Grand Rabbi

France's Jewish community on Sunday elected the Jewish chaplain of the French army, Haïm Korsia, 51, to a seven-year term as its new Grand Rabbi, as it grapples with rising anti-Semitism. Duration: 01:07 Jun 23, 2014

Pakistan: the exodus from the North Waziristan surpasses 300,000

Pakistanis are fleeing tribal areas in North Waziristan, on the Afghan border, where the government has launched a military assault on Taliban positions. Many are arriving in Bannu where they are given medical attention and food. Duration: 01:35 Jun 22, 2014

Egypt faces 'critical moment in transition': Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Egypt Sunday on a surprise trip to push for democracy in the politically tumultuous country as Washington quietly released $572 million in military aid. Duration: 00:35 Jun 22, 2014

Hong Kongers defy Beijing to vote in democracy referendum

Hong Kong citizens cast their ballots in an unofficial referendum on democratic reform, with booths opening across the territory after an online poll that has enraged Beijing and drawn nearly 600,000 votes since it opened online. Duration: 00:58 Jun 22, 2014

Iraqis seek shelter from battles and privation

On a dusty patch of land off a highway in northern Iraq, just outside the border with Iraq's autonomous three-province Kurdish region, hundreds of Iraqi refugees took shelter, fleeing in front of the Sunni militants. Duration: 00:57 Jun 22, 2014

Sao Paulo slum throws down World Cup gauntlet

Youngsters from a slum on the outskirts of Sao Paulo's Guarulhos airport have thrown down a World Cup gauntlet: they have challenged the competition winners to play a match against them. Duration: 01:31 Jun 22, 2014