Maoists clash killing 6

RANCHI: Six people were killed in fighting between rival Maoist outfits in Latehar district of Jharkhand. According to police, the killing took place during an armed clash between members of the Communist Party of India-Maoist and the Janshagarsh Mukti Morcha in Doda village on Saturday night. Inspector General of Police RC Kaithal said, “Senior officials have rushed to the spot and a detailed report is awaited.” — HNS

5 get fatal push from train

LUCKNOW: Five people were killed on Sunday as army personnel allegedly pushed down civilians trying to board their railway coach at Shikohabad railway station near Agra. According to Ferozabad district superintendent of police Ram Kumar, “The clash was sparked off when passengers attempted to board a Farakka Express coach occupied by military personnel. — HNS

Measles claims 14

KUALA LUMPUR: Thirteen children and an adult from a remote tribe have died in a measles outbreak in a Malaysian state on Borneo island, reports said on Sunday. The outbreak started about three weeks ago, with the last death recorded a few days ago, the Sunday Star said. — AP

Chinese law expert dies

HONG KONG: Prominent Chinese law expert Xiao Weiyun, an opponent of full democracy who helped draft Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, has died. He was 81. Xiao, a law professor at Beijing’s renowned Peking University, died of a heart attack on Saturday in Macau, Xinhua reported. — AP

Pak guards nab Indians

QUETTA: Pakistan security forces arrested 29 Indian citizens for allegedly entering the country illegally from Iran, an official said on Sunday. The Indians said Iranian border guards detained for 10 days while they were trying to cross into Turkey on their way to Europe, said Barkat Ali, a police official in Pakistan’s Taftan. Iranian security forces allegedly “pushed” the Indians over the border into Pakistan on Saturday, Ali said. — AP