Two children and a teacher were shot by a gunman at an elementary school in Townville, South Carolina, a spokesman for Anderson County Emergency Management told reporters on Wednesday afternoon.
The government has hiked the annual cap of coal for sale through state-nominated agencies to 10,000 tonnes per annum from 4,200 tonnes per annum (TPA).
Nepal, the current Chair of Saarc, on Wednesday confirmed that four nations -- India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan -- have conveyed they are pulling out of the 19th summit in Islamabad, and urged for a "conducive environment to be created soon" to ensure that all member states can participate.
The Islamic State no longer controls any of Iraq's oil wells after government forces drove the jihadist group from the northern town of Shirqat, Iraqi Petrol Ministry's spokesman Asim Jihad said on Wednesday.
A 27-year-old car thief was shot dead after a chase and gunfight early on Wednesday, police said.
An overwhelming majority in Congress on Wednesday overturned US President Barack Obamas veto of legislation that would allow families of those killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for any role in the plot, the first successful override vote of his presidency.
Pakistani Senator Sherry Rehman on Wednesday said there were reports that back-door diplomacy efforts have started between Pakistan and India to normalise relations between the two neighbouring countries.
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday inaugurated a scheme to provide free LPG, or cooking gas, connection to poor households in Jammu and Kashmir and said the government is going to release one lakh connections in the next 15 days.
BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BPRL), one of the national capital's electricity distribution companies (discoms), said on Wednesday that its consumers will now be able to pay their bills at various branches of Bank of Baroda (BoB) across the city.
Two residents of Pakistani-administered Kashmir, arrested last week from Jammu and Kashmir's Uri town for guiding the Jaish-e-Mohammad militants who attacked an army camp killing 18 soldiers, have been sent to two-day NIA custody and brought here for questiong.