Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday undertook a maiden sortie on a Tejas Light Combat Aircraft from Bengaluru. Singh, who became the first Defence Minister of the country to fly in a Tejas, took to the cockpit of the fighter jet with a senior IAF officer in the front seat.
Indonesia's disaster management agency says the death toll from a tsunami believed to be triggered by a volcanic eruption has climbed to 281, with 843 others injured and 28 missing.
One of Central America's most active volcanos erupted in fiery explosions of ash and molten rock Sunday, killing people and injuring many others while a towering cloud of smoke blanketed nearby villages in heavy ash.
Up to 10,000 people have been asked to leave their homes on Hawaii's Big Island following the eruption of the Kilauea volcano that came after a series of recent earthquakes. Adding to the chaos, the island's largest earthquake in more than 40 years, a magnitude-6.9, struck near the south part of the volcano, following a smaller quake that rattled the same area. (AP Photos)