Hamas calls on Palestinians to 'defend' Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa

Hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza participated in a Hamas-organised rally Friday over Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque, the scene of recurring clashes between Israeli security and Palestinians in recent days. Duration: 00:52 Oct 18, 2014

Kigali's construction boom: miracle or mirage?

Construction sites and cranes dot the horizon of Rwanda's capital Kigali, a sign of the city's ambitious vision of the future, despite concerns that the building boom may be more of a bubble. Duration: 02:09 Oct 18, 2014

Paris airport to start Ebola checks on Guinea travellers

French Social Affairs and Health Minister Marisol Touraine visited the Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport as the airport emergency medical service announced it would carry out health checks on travellers arriving from Guinea. Duration: 01:02 Oct 18, 2014

Latin America launches communications satellite

Argentina launches a home-built satellite, a first for Latin America. It will ride a French-made Ariane 5 rocket into orbit, and will provide cell phone, digital TV, Internet and data services to the lower half of South America. Duration: 00:41 Oct 17, 2014

Putin meets Poroshenko, EU leaders in Milan

European leaders expressed hope Friday of solving the bloody Ukraine conflict following "positive" talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, only for the Kremlin to berate them as out of touch with reality. Duration: 01:37 Oct 17, 2014

Three accused arrested in Gurgaon north-east student assault case

Gurgaon, Oct 17 (ANI): Three accused in the Gurgaon north-east student assault case were arrested by the Gurgaon Police on Friday. Gurgaon east DCP Nazneen Bhasin said that the police was able to arrest the accused in a very short span of time. She added that the accused were inebriated and violent and ethnic racial element was there in the attack. Three north-eastern youths were allegedly beaten up on Thursday by local goons in Sikandarpur village of Gurgaon. The goons tried to force the youth into drinking alcohol after refusing which they were badly beaten up. Oct 17, 2014

Congress stage protest against state govt over rise in dengue cases in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Oct 17 (ANI): Workers of Congress party on Friday protested against the government of Madhya Pradesh for they say it has failed to curb the rising cases of dengue in the state. Reportedly, central city of Bhopal is in the grip of the worst dengue outbreak it has seen in the last five years. The total dengue cases reported in Bhopal is 343 of which 23 cases were registered on Thursday. The six major cases are from Kolar area. The District President of Congress party, PC Sharma said they demand immediate treatment for the patients. The state health ministry has instructed the nursing homes to test the platelet counts and people with below 10,000 should be provided quick aid. Oct 17, 2014

iPhone 6 Plus v/s Samsung Galaxy Note 4

New Delhi, 17 Oct (ANI): The two major smartphones of 2014 are out and now we know how the specifications look like for the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy Note 4. So which phone takes the best shot? Let's take a look Galaxy Note 4 has a 5.7-inch screen with a Quad HD Super AMOLED display wherein iPhone 6 Plus, the screen size is 5.5-inches. Clearly the Note 4 is ahead where the number of pixels goes.iPhone 6 Plus has an A8 chip which supports 64-bit architecture and comes with the M8 motion co-processor with memory space of 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB in comparison to Samsung galaxy Note 4 which has 2.7GHz Quad Core Processor and internal 32GB memory expandable to 64 GB.Camera resolution is higher for Galaxy Note 4 at 16 megapixels with OIS. It also has 3.7 megapixel front camera which has wide-selfie mode where in Apple has again got stuck to the 8 megapixel rear camera and a 1.2 megapixel front camera.Note 4 is launched at a price of Rs 58,300 where as Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus starts at Rs 62,500 for the 16 GB followed by 64GB at Rs 71,500 and the 128 GB version at Rs 80,500. Oct 17, 2014

Leander Paes lodges FIR, claims threat to life from ex-cricketer Atul Sharma

Mumbai, Oct 17 (ANI): Tennis player Leander Paes on Friday lodged an FIR in Mumbai against former cricketer Atul Sharma. Paes alleged that Shrama had threatened to kill him and his daughter. According to the reports, Paes told the police that Sharma had threatened him in a court earlier this year. Paes had alleged that Sharma is in a relationship with his estranged partner Rhea Pillai and that when he tried to produce evidence of their relationship in the court, the cricketer threatened him of dire consequences. Oct 17, 2014

SAARC energy ministers meet in New Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 17 (ANI): The fifth meeting of the energy ministers of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was held in New Delhi on Friday, with an aim to strengthen energy cooperation among the member countries. Energy ministers and senior officials from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka were part of the meeting. India's Power and Coal Minister, Piyush Goyal, said that the similarities between the socio-economic conditions would help the SAARC nations to stay together and become a regional economic power house. The agenda of the meeting included review of status of implementation of decisions of the Fourth Meeting of SAARC Energy Ministers held in Dhaka on 15 September 2011. Oct 17, 2014

It happens: Buddhist monks performs special prayers for world peace

Bodhgaya, Oct 17 (ANI): Buddhist monks of Lao People's Democratic Republic on Wednesday performed special prayers in holy town of Bodhgaya for world peace and tranquillity. Envoy of People's Democratic Republic, Southam Sakonninhom, participated in the prayers and after inaugurating the new building of Lao Buddhist monastery. Lao envoy expressed happiness after performing the prayers and hailed the country's tradition. Buddhists believe that the Buddha, "the awakened", to the laws of the universe, which are said to be operating eternally. Buddhist scriptures describe Bodh Gaya as the "Navel of the Earth", where pilgrims and tourists from Sri Lanka, China, Japan and the entire of southeastern Asia throng to this holiest of Buddhist shrines every year. The Mahabodhi Temple complex is located in this town; it is the place where the Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment. Oct 17, 2014