Such killings of captured troops have been a common practice of the Islamic State group. However al-Qaida's branch in Syria, known as the Nusra Front, has not carried out such mass killings in the past.
Michael Smith estimates he was stung about 200 times during his 2012 honeybee study. His conclusion: The three most painful places to get stung are the nostril, the upper lip and the male sex organ.
Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria was on Tuesday promoted as the new Director General of Police (Home Guards), and Javed Ahmed appointed in his place.
Boko Haram's six-year-old uprising has left an estimated 20,000 people dead.
Live updates of the debate on Sushma Swaraj and the Lalit Modi scandal.
Mahesh Sharma, the Minister for Tourism and Culture, went on to add that the government is planning this and senior ministers are in touch with the opposition to reach a consensus.
A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court consisting of Justices Dipak Misra, Prafulla C Pant and Amitava Roy could decide today whether 1993 blast convict Yakub Memon's should be hanged as scheduled on his 53rd birthday which falls on Thursday.
Yakub, who was perhaps the most suave member of the Memon family and also the most educated, finds himself on death row today after the Supreme Court upheld the sentence of the trial court.
We catch up with Shashi Tharoor in the second edition of Firstpost Salon. Here are the live updates.
The first rumours of her ill health began after Jayalalithaa failed to make many public appearances.
The central government is going all out to show its seriousness in prosecuting former IPL chief Lalit Modi in connection with money laundering allegations.
Ansari is perhaps the only Vice President to have his credentials questioned by those supporting the government on two different national occasions in a calender year for completely nonsensical reasons.
Jagendra Singh's dying declaration in a video is perhaps the most damning of the allegations against a minister in the Akhilesh Yadav government.
The death toll from the operation has been kept under wraps since news of the operation broke.
The Modi government's inability to control its bluster has left it having to stay mum on an issue that it ideally should have been enjoying the afterglow of.
The Nestle CEO's argument on why we should believe in that beloved brand of two minute noodle is so far completely untrustworthy for now.
We track the latest developments as the Kejriwal government holds an emergency session of the Delhi Assembly.
The Kejriwal government will need to refrain from the sort of petty vindictiveness where bureaucrats offices are locked for failing to adhere to their diktats.
Here are the factors that will determine Salman Khan's fate as he seeks an extension of interim bail in the Bombay High Court in the 2002 hit-and-run case.