Hyundai, Kia to pay $100 million over fuel economy suit

Hyundai and Kia agreed to pay $100 million Monday to settle a US government investigation into exaggerated fuel efficiency on 2012 and 2013 car models sold in the United States by the South Korean automakers. Duration: 00:41 Nov 4, 2014

Haiti's Lahens scoops prestigious French literary award

An all-woman jury awarded France's prestigious Femina prize for literature to Haiti's Yanick Lahens for "Bain de lune", a family epic interwoven with the challenges facing her home country. Duration: 00:59 Nov 4, 2014

As Virgin Galactic crash being probed, Branson confident

Richard Branson, the man behind Virgin Galactic, said on Monday that two people signed up to go to space with his company "as a gesture of good-will" within hours of the fatal crash of one of its spacecraft. Duration: 01:04 Nov 4, 2014

US midterm elections could see Republicans take over Congress

Approaching 'midterm' elections in the US could make life more difficult for President Obama, with many pollsters expecting the Senate to be won by Republican rivals, a result that would give them control of both houses of Congress. Duration: 02:25 Nov 4, 2014

Indian Sikhs mark anniversary of 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Indian Sikh organisations in Amritsar have marked the 30th anniversary of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots which led to thousands of deaths in retaliation for then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination by her Sikh bodyguards. Duration: 00:56 Nov 3, 2014

Shells hit peshmerga fighters in besieged Kobane

Shells land on peshmerga position on a hill in the battleground Syrian border town of Kobane just days after the Kurdish forces arrived to reinforce beleaguered fighters against the Islamic State group. Duration: 00:34 Nov 4, 2014

Burkina army leader promises 'consensus' government

The head of Burkina Faso's military regime promised to deliver a "consensus" leader Monday in talks on installing a unity government in the west African nation following a violent crackdown on protesters. Duration: 00:43 Nov 3, 2014

Colombia's post weight-loss patients find help in surgery

Yuli Cruz lost 49 kilos after undergoing bariatric surgery in Colombia. But the weight loss came at a price: she was left with saggy skin which was causing her discomfort. So she decided to undergo reconstructive plastic surgery. Duration: 00:54 Nov 3, 2014

Congress expels GK Vasan

New Delhi, Nov 3 (ANI): Congress leader Ajay Kumar on Monday informed that GK Vasan has been expelled from the Congress officially, for going against the party line. Earlier in the day, Vasan had also informed that he has quit the party and is ready to launch his own new party. Vasan had thanked the Congress leadership for giving him and his cadres some important and responsible roles. He had also said that the cadres were not satisfied with the party's approach and wanted to follow a new political path, which is why he had decided to quit Congress and launch a new party. Nov 3, 2014

Politicos react after GK Vasan quit Congress

New Delhi/ Chennai, Nov 03 (ANI): Political leaders reacted on Monday after Former Union Minister and Congress leader GK Vasan quit the party. Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit said that in times when a political party is not in power its leaders are required to put in more hard work but leaders who quit are weak at character. President of Congress in Tamil Nadu EVK Elangovan said that the party will not be affected if such leaders leave. CPI leader D Raja said that Vasan quitting Congress will affect Congress in a big way. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that Congress party is facing a turmoil due to which nobody wants to stay in it. Nov 3, 2014

President emphasises on providing livelihood security to lower rungs of society

New Delhi, Nov 03 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday (November 03) said that there is a compelling need to provide livelihood security to those in the lower rungs of the socio-economic ladder. Mukherjee inaugurated a Summit on 'Livelihood Security: Realising the vision for 1.3 billion Indians' organised by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, he presented an honest appraisal of issues concerning livelihood security and expected solutions that would guide policy makers. Mukherjee emphasised on the need of poverty elimination not merely poverty elevation. Nov 3, 2014

All parties want assembly to be dissolved, Delhi will go to polls: AAP after meeting LG

New Delhi, Nov 03 (ANI): AAP leader Manish Sisodia after meeting with Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung said that Delhi will go to polls soon. LG had called for an all party meet with three major political parties- BJP, Congress and AAP- and all had asked him to dissolve the current Assembly and go for fresh polls in the capital city. Sisodia also said that Jung will be submitting the report to Central Government by evening on Monday. Further he added that AAP is ready for elections and has requested LG to hold them in the ongoing election phase. Nov 3, 2014

Forest rangers rescue Lion from a village well in Gujarat

Junagadh, Nov 3 (ANI): Struggling for almost an hour, forest rangers on Monday (November 03) rescued a Lion that was trapped in an open village well in Gujarat. The Lion fell into the well after it had strayed into Amarpur village in Junagadh district of Gujarat, in search of food. Forest rangers said the Lion will be kept under observation for a day and will be released in the wild life sanctuary. Instances of wild animals like Lions, leopards and tigers straying into residential areas are getting common in many parts of the country now. Depletion of habitat has also threatened the wild animals, forcing them to stray into human settlements - attacking people, poultry birds and livestock cattle - and often getting killed in return. Nov 3, 2014