Hospital fire kills at least 84 in eastern India

A fire tore through a seven-story private hospital in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata before dawn Friday, killing at least 84 people, most of them intensive care patients who were asleep and suffocated in the fumes.

Judge Refuses Release of Harlem Boy Who Hit Woman With Shopping Cart

Family Court Judge Susan Larabee refused to release the 12-year-old boy who pushed a shopping cart from the fourth-floor walkway outside a Target store in Harlem, striking 47-year-old mother and philanthropist Marion Hedges and putting her into a coma, from minimum security jail because of his history of erratic behavior.

Two dead in Virginia Tech shooting

A gunman killed a police officer and another person on Thursday at Virginia Tech University, the site of one of the worst shooting rampages in U.S. history, school officials said.

Dowry Cases Increase: Ministry

The Ministry of Women & Child Development has revealed that dowry cases, as defined under the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961, are increasing in India.


Diba Adaili Masoomi, sister to Rona Amir Mohammad, leaves the Frontenac county courthouse in Kingston

Canadian imams to speak out against honor killing

Canadian imams plan to condemn the misguided notion of so-called honor killings in their Friday sermons this week, responding to the high-profile trial of a father accused of murdering his three teenage daughters, allegedly because they shamed his Afghan family.