Istanbul: Turkish protesters refused to back down Monday after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned they would pay a price for their unrelenting demonstrations against his Islamic-rooted governments decade-long rule. As riot police doused of thousands of protesters in the capital Ankara with tear gas and jets of water for a second straight night,Erdogan went on the offensive,firing up supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party with combative rhetoric in rallies across the country. Those who do not respect the party in power will pay a price, he told thousands of cheering loyalists in Ankara,just a few kilometres away from clashes in Kizilay Square,the latest violence of mass civil unrest.
Indian-origin student goes missing in Australian national park
Melbourne: A 25-year-old Indian-origin student has gone missing in a national park in Australia for nearly a month,prompting his family to announce a reward of 100,000 Australian dollars for any tip-off. Prabhdeep Srawn,a Canadian-Indian,went missing on May 13 in the Kosciuszko National Park in the Australian state of New South Wales. Swarns family,residents of Brampton in the Canadian province of Ontario,doubled the reward money on Friday following a move by New South Wales Police to scale back the search efforts and the official withdrawal of the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter from the search earlier this week. Facilitators of Facebook page Help Find Prabh Srawn: Missing Bushwalker,also posted that the family offered a daily stipend of Australian 250 dollars for experienced hikers who are willing to join the search operation,the Canberra Times reported.
Seven Taliban militants dead in foiled Kabul airport attack
kabul: Taliban insurgents Monday launched a grenade and gun attack on Kabul airport,firing on military facilities before being overwhelmed in an operation hailed as a victory for Afghan security forces. Two suicide bombers blew themselves up and all five other attackers were killed when elite Afghan troops stormed two multi-storey buildings where the militants were holed up near the airports perimeter fence. President Hamid Karzai,currently visiting Qatar,highlighted the effectiveness of the foreign-trained units after only two civilians suffered minor injuries in the attack. Brave Afghan forces have the ability to repel any enemy attack and can protect people and their country, Karzai said in a statement.