Zimbabwean politician deplores "depressing picture" of Africa

Ex-Zimbabwe Minister of Finance Tendai Biti told AFP that Africa presents a "depressing picture" in terms of economy and political statistics, while his own country "remains an outpost of underdevelopment and political repression". Duration: 01:16 Oct 29, 2014

Mexican students: Iguala's Mayor to be arrested

Mexico's Attorney General, Jésus Murillo Karam, says the Mayor of Iguala, accused of being involved in the disappearance of 43 students over a month ago, will be arrested and held until the end of an investigation. Duration: 01:01 Oct 30, 2014

Key Hispanic vote wooed in US mid-terms race

Getting the Latino vote out in force - that's the goal of both camps at this year's mid-term elections. Colorado has one of the largest Hispanic populations in the US, a political powerhouse that could swing the outcome either way. Duration: 02:22 Oct 29, 2014

US voices concerns over Myanmar 'reporter' death

The wife of a reporter shot by Myanmar troops while in army custody angrily denounced the military version of events around the killing Wednesday, as the United States Wednesday raises "serious concern" over the incident. Duration: 00:48 Oct 29, 2014

Irish national found dead at Chandari railway station

Kanpur, Oct 29 (ANI): The mutilated body of an Irish national was found lying beside a railway track at Chandari station near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday (October 29). The deceased has been identified as Ivan Mainwaring, reportedly a national of Ireland. The police are considering this case to be a railway accident so far. Government Railway Police (GRP) Inspector, Chandari railway station, Mahadev, said that it seemed that Mainwaring died after falling off a moving train. Police are investigating into the matter. Oct 29, 2014

Westerners wield brooms on Chhath festival to clean Bodhgaya

Bodhgaya, Oct 29 (ANI): Westerners in the Buddhist holy town of Bodhgaya launched a cleanliness drive on Wednesday (October 29), the first day of the Hindu festival of 'Chhath'. Chhath is considered an extremely auspicious festival by the people of Bihar and in parts of Uttar Pradesh. The Chhath, celebrated on the sixth and seventh days after Diwali, the festival of lights, is significant for married women who observe a three-day fast and standing in waist-deep river waters, present religious offerings to the Sun God.The cleanliness drive was led by a French national, Jean Pierre, who runs a school for poor children in Bodhgaya. She said that the effort was carried on the occasion of Chhath, which started on Wednesday. Oct 29, 2014

No doubt on Modi govt, delay in bringing black money creating suspicion: Ramdev

Haridwar, Oct 29 (ANI): Yoga Guru Ramdev on Wednesday said that the Modi government is working hard to bring back black money but the delay in process is creating suspicion among people. Requesting the Centre to take firm steps towards retrieving black money, the yoga guru alleged that the black money is being used against the nation by Naxalites and terrorists. Oct 29, 2014