Chinese walnuts boom as consumers seek therapy

It's boom time for Chinese walnut farmers as a new wave of wealthy consumers in search of hand massages -- and improved circulation -- value them more highly than gold. Duration: 01:15 Oct 15, 2014

Catalonia leader vows to press on with independence vote

Catalonia's president Artur Mas vowed Tuesday to press ahead with a vote on independence for the region on November 9, but under a different legal framework after Spanish authorities challenged the plan in the courts. Duration: 00:55 Oct 14, 2014

Mexican state HQ torched in demo for missing students

Protesters torched part of the government headquarters of Mexico's southern state of Guerrero Monday during demonstrations over the disappearance of 43 students following an attack by gang-linked police on September 26. Duration: 01:09 Oct 14, 2014

UN chief Ban visits Gaza after $5.4bn donor pledge

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon made a brief visit Tuesday to war-ravaged Gaza, two days after donor states pledged $5.4 billion in aid to rebuild after a devastating Israeli offensive. Duration: 01:15 Oct 14, 2014

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un reappears with walking stick

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un resurfaces with the help of a walking stick after a prolonged, unexplained absence that fuelled rampant speculation about his health and even rumours of a coup in the nuclear-armed state. Duration: 00:38 Oct 14, 2014

President Mukherjee invites Norway to invest in infrastructure

Oslo, Oct 14 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday invited Norway to invest in the infrastructure sector of India, calling it an area of focus for the nation and thus a great opportunity for the Scandinavian country. Talking of the manufacturing sector along the lines of the recent 'Make in India' policy, President Mukherjee said India has renewed its thrust on the manufacturing sector. President Mukherjee, who is on a two-day visit to Norway , will travel to Finland later on Tuesday. Oct 14, 2014

Mozambique gears up for key presidential vote

The presidential election in Mozambique on Wednesday is being closely watched, as the nation stands on the cusp of reaping vast wealth from its nascent gas industry. Duration: 02:38 Oct 14, 2014

Rains lash northern India after Cyclone Hudhud moved inland

Lucknow, Oct 14 (ANI): Rains lashed northern India after cyclone Hudhud battered country's eastern coastline and moved inland turning into a weakened storm. After-effects of cyclone Hudhud have been felt in Uttar Pradesh as it has been receiving heavy rainfall in some parts. According to weather office, Hudhud has weakened into a deep depression but is expected to dump heavy rains in northern and northeastern India and, eventually, snow when it reaches the Himalayan Mountains. Oct 14, 2014

PM Modi announces compensation to Cyclone Hudhud victims, takes aerial survey of affected areas in A

Vizag, Oct 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday chaired a high level meeting to take stock of situation in Andhra Pradesh after the Cyclone Hudhud hit the state. PM Modi lauded the meteorological department for making efficient use of technology in predicting the intensity of the cyclone and thereby mineralizing the effect of the same. He condoled the death of people and announced compensation for the victims. He said that ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh will be given to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to those injured from the PM relief fund. PM also assured all help from the central government to the state governments. Later, the prime minister also took aerial survey of the affected areas in Andhra Pradesh. Oct 14, 2014

Police arrest Maoist commander in Ranchi

Ranchi, Oct 14 (ANI): In a special operation Jharkhand police arrested a Maoist commander who was part of more than fifty militant activities in the region. The police received information that two Maoist groups would be meeting near the Joomla hill area in Ranchi on October 11. An operation was launched by the police and the area was surrounded. He added that around 75 mines had been recovered in the area along with arms and ammunition. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since 1960s. Oct 14, 2014

PM Modi felicitates India's Asian Games medallists

New Delhi, Oct 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday felicitated the medal winners from the recently-concluded Asian Games. The 17th edition of the Asian Games was held in Incheon, South Korea, from September 19 to October 4. Later, in a tweet, the PM also lauded their feats saying they are truly 'India's pride'. India won 57 medals, including 11 gold, at the Asian Games in Incheon, finishing eighth in the overall standings. Oct 14, 2014