Leaders of six Gulf monarchies hold annual summit in Qatar

Leaders from six Gulf monarchies opened their annual summit, held this year in Doha, following Qatar's reconciliation with its neighbours, which had accused it of destabilising the energy-rich region by supporting Islamist movements. Dec 10, 2014

Nobel Peace Prize laureates in Oslo to receive their awards

Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi say their Nobel Peace Prize is for the 'millions of children denied a childhood', a day before receiving the award at a ceremony in Oslo. Dec 9, 2014

Filipino storm evacuees find shelter in school

A giant storm sweeps out of the Philippines after killing at least 27 people and devastating remote coastal communities, but there is relief it spared the capital and other areas from disaster. Dec 9, 2014

Two-headed salamander discovered in Israel

A two-headed salamander tadpole has been discovered by researchers at Haifa University. The researchers say the reason for the deformity is unknown, but the chief theory is pollution of water sources. Dec 9, 2014

EC briefs about voter turnout in third phase of elections in J and K and Jharkhand

New Delhi, Dec 09 (ANI): The Election Commission of India on Tuesday briefed about voter turnout in third phase of assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand saying polls were conducted peacefully in all constituencies. Deputy Election Commissioner for J and K, Vinod Zutshi said that voter turnout in the state for this phase was 58%. Meanwhile, Deputy Election Commissioner for Jharkhand, Umesh Sinha said that voter turnout in Jharkhand was recorded at 61%. Dec 9, 2014

15 undertrial prisoners try to escape while being escorted to jail in Chaibasa, 2 killed in police f

Ranchi, Dec 9 (ANI): Two undertrial prisoners have been killed in police firing on Tuesday when more than 15 undertrails tried to escape from the police van while they were being taken back from court to jail in Jharkhand's Chaibasa. The incident took place around 4pm. Over 15 prisoners including some hardcore Maoists have escaped from the jail. All exit points in the district have been sealed and police have launched a manhunt to nab them. Dec 9, 2014

Flood victims in PoK dying due to extreme cold conditions, Islamabad shamelessly ineffective

Muzaffarabad, PoK, December 9, 2014: People of Pakistan occupied Kashmir or PoK are facing testing times, they are sadly homeless, and also include those without shelter anymore whose homes were washed by floods few months ago. They are now facing another fury of nature with the harsh winter staring at them starkly and government at the centre not doing anything alleviate their plight. Dec 9, 2014