Christian pilgrims gather in Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas

Pilgrims from across the world descended on Jesus's birthplace in Bethlehem Wednesday to begin the global celebration of Christmas after a violence-plagued year brought suffering to many Middle Eastern Christians. Duration: 01:00 Dec 25, 2014

Shinzo Abe returns as Japanese PM after snap election

Japan's parliament on Wednesday confirmed Shinzo Abe for another term as prime minister after his election triumph, but the return to power stirred warnings from China over a bid to change the pacifist constitution. Duration: 00:44 Dec 25, 2014

Ukrainian coal miners work to stave off electricity shortage

Coal miners in the separatist east of Ukraine work to ensure there won't be electricity shortages during the coldest months of winter, but the country has declared a state of emergency in its electricity market. Duration: 00:59 Dec 25, 2014

France tells displaced Iraqi Christians to 'stay hopeful'

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told Iraqi Christians to "stay hopeful" in spite of the "suffering" being inflicted on their community. He addressed refugees who have recently arrived in France, in the town of Sarcelles. Duration: 00:52 Dec 25, 2014

Black teen killed by police near Ferguson, Missouri

Police said Wednesday they shot dead an African American teenager after he allegedly pointed a handgun at an officer in a town near Ferguson, Missouri, where a prior police shooting sparked nationwide protests. Duration: 00:52 Dec 25, 2014

Iraqi Christians prepare for Christmas in Arbil

Iraqi Christian refugees in northern city of Arbil prepare to celebrate Christmas after after a violence-plagued year brought suffering to many Middle Eastern Christians. Duration: 00:43 Dec 24, 2014

Politicos condemn Bodo militant attack, call for strict action against culprits

New Delhi, Dec 24 (ANI): Politicos on Wednesday condemned the attack by Bodo militants in Kokrajhar and Sonitpur districts of Assam in which atleast 40 innocent people were killed. They also called for strict action against the culprits. An indefinite curfew has been imposed in five police station areas of Sonitpur district. Dec 24, 2014

BSE closes points 297.85 down on Dec 24

New Delhi, Dec 24 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 297.85 points down to stand at 27,208.61. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 92.90 points down to stand at 8,174.10. JAIPRAKASH ASSOCIATES LTD and UNITECH were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 8.96% and 4.87% along with ORIENTAL BANK OF COMMERCE and MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA FINANCIAL SERVICES LTD. with an increase of 4.80% and 4.33% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include PMCFIN and RASOYA PROTEINS LTD. with a decrease of 9.78% and 4.88% along with JETAIRWAYS and PAGE INDUSTRIES LTD with a decrease of 3.30% and 3.28% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 123.14 points at 18,462.55 while the banking sector is down 80.66 points at 21,226.64 and the reality sector is up 17.12 points at 1,519.85. The Indian currency is up 0.35% at Rs 63.50 per dollar. Dec 24, 2014

First Look of movie 'Hawaizaada'

Mumbai, Dec 24 (ANI): The cast and crew of upcoming Bollywood biopic 'Hawaizaada' launched its trailer in India's entertainment capital Mumbai on Tuesday. 'Hawaizaada' is based on the life of Indian scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade who has been credited to have constructed India's first airplane. The film has been set in Mumbai, 1895. The film also stars Mithun Chakraborty and actress Pallavi Sharda. Pallavi, an Indian-Australian actress, said she was honoured to be in the historical movie at this stage in her career. The film has been directed by Bollywood writer-director Vibhu Puri and is slated for release on 30th January, 2015. Dec 24, 2014

Top 5 Smartphones launched in India in 2014

New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): The year 2014 can be named as the year of smartphones. And, there is no doubt that smartphones are getting bigger and better with time.So, here is a list of top five smartphones launched in the year 2014.Apple iPhone 6, the much talked about smartphone of the year finally marked its presence in the big smartphone league in 2014, and that too with a bang. The 4.7-in iPhone 6 combine three of Apple's favorite things: light, thin and aluminum. Next in line was Samsung's Galaxy Note 4, device embraces it's extraordinary 5.7- inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display along with S Pen with a superior viewing experience that provides users with a unique and powerful mobile experience.Motorola Moto G (Second generation) this Android Lollipop device is probably the best budget smartphone of the year which offers all required features and is not very heavy on users pocket.Although this year Sony Xperia Z3 sales got suppressed because of other competitive smartphones but it marked its presence and made some shoppers go wow with its exceptional features.Lastly we talk about the smartphone that entered the Indian market and brought a revolution in the online sale scenario as Xiomi Mi3 was available exclusively through Flipkart and every time the sale started all smartphones Dec 24, 2014

Public sector units collaborate to revive shut fertiliser units

New Delhi, Dec 24 (ANI): Four major Public Sector Units (PSUs) signed joint venture agreements on Wednesday in an effort to increase urea output and revive closed fertilizer units. The four PSUs - GAIL (Gas Authority of India Limited), Coal India Limited (CIL), Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF) and Fertilizer Corporation of India (FCIL) - signed agreements in New Delhi to set up an Integrated Coal Gasification cum Fertilizer and Ammonium Nitrate complex at Talcher in Odisha. Coal Minister Piyush Goyal, who was also present for agreement singing, said that the deadline for starting the units was March 31, 2019. Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister, Ananth Kumar, hoped that the country would soon start exporting urea. India's fertiliser requirement is 32 million tonnes annually whereas the production is 22 million tonnes. Dec 24, 2014