Mexicans search for 43 missing students, as thousands march

Civilian militiamen search a southern Mexico town to find the 43 missing students amid fears they were executed by a gang working with police. Meanwhile, thousands protest in Guerrero state capital Chilpancingo to demand justice. Duration: 01:53 Oct 9, 2014

Hong Kong: Protest site becomes traffic-free oasis

Pedestrianised streets, al fresco art and urban picnic zones have become part of the landscape in central Hong Kong as a result of mass protests -- and some residents would like to keep it that way, regardless of their politics. Duration: 01:42 Oct 9, 2014

Yemen: Powerful suicide bomb explodes in capital

A powerful suicide bomb in the Yemeni capital on Thursday killed at least 43 people in an attack on supporters of Shiite insurgents who have overrun the city, medics said. Duration: 00:28 Oct 9, 2014

Crowds cheer Kenyan leader's return from Intl Court

President Uhuru Kenyatta was welcomed by thousands cheering him home Thursday, a day after becoming the first sitting president to appear before the International Criminal Court on crimes against humanity charges. Duration: 01:06 Oct 9, 2014

Villagers take refuge in camps as worst India-Pakistan fighting continues

Jammu And Kashmir, Oct 9 (ANI): Thousands took refuge in relief camps in the disputed region of Kashmir after some of the most intense fighting between nuclear-armed neighbours Pakistan and India in a decade. A total of eight Indian civilians have been killed since the firings started more than a week ago in the mostly Muslim Himalayan region. On Wednesday night, another ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the International Border injured eight persons, including three BSF jawans. Oct 9, 2014

PM Modi appeals people to free Maharashtra on Oct 15 by giving BJP a clear mandate

Baramati, Oct 9 (ANI): Ahead of the assembly elections in Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday while addressing a rally in Baramati district appealed to the people to press the lotus button to end wrongs and corruption going on for 15 years in the state. He said that on October 15, people will be liberated from 15 years of inaction and corruption. Oct 9, 2014

When border is tense, it's soldiers who answer, not politicians: PM Modi

Baramati, Oct 9 (ANI): Ahead of the assembly elections in Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday while addressing a rally in Baramati district said that when bullets are being fired on the border, it is the soldiers who answer with their rifles and not the politicians. He added that the BSF forces are giving a befitting reply to the Pakistan rangers who are violating ceasefire agreement. He further said that it's shameful that leaders are politicizing the issue. Oct 9, 2014

Don't need any certificate for past 60 yrs: Sonia Gandhi

Aurangabad, Oct 9 (ANI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday took a dig at the Modi government saying that the party was just 4-5 years old when Jawaharlal Nehru had laid the foundation of modern India. Gandhi further added that the Congress does not need any certificate from anyone for the past 60 years. Oct 9, 2014

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik reviews preparedness for Cyclone Hudhud

Bhubaneswar, Oct 9 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursady held a review meeting in the wake of the 'Cyclone Hudhud' alert issued for the state. Meanwhile, the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), which is chaired by Union Cabinet Secretary Ajit Kumar Seth, also reviewed the preparedness for dealing with the aftermath of Cyclone Hudhud, which is likely to hit the coasts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on October 12. The Cabinet Secretary asked representatives of all Central Ministries, Departments and Chief Secretaries of the concerned State Governments to take necessary steps for preparedness to meet any eventuality from the cyclone. In wake of the cyclonic storm "Hudhud", the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has placed its five Battalions situated at Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal and Bihar on high alert. These NDRF battalions comprise of 51 teams. Oct 9, 2014

Pak continues to violate ceasefire, India retaliating heavily: BSF DG DK Pathak

New Delhi, Oct 09 (ANI): Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF) D K Pathak said on Thursday that the Indian security forces have been retaliating heavily against the ceasefire violations from across the border. Pathak said this after meeting Union home minister Rajnath Singh and National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval on Thursday to give an account of the situation at the border. Oct 9, 2014

BJP wants Congress-free Haryana, we want developed Haryana: Deepender Hooda

Jhajjar, Oct 09 (ANI): Congress leader Deepender Singh Hooda during a road show in Sidipura area of Haryana's Jhajjar town said on Thursday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is looking forward to a Congress-free Haryana, but his party is looking forward to create an unemployment, starvation and poverty-free Haryana. He also criticized the BJP for not fulfilling the promises they made to voters. He also took on the central government for failing to stop the ceasefire violations from across the border. He further added that the BJP needs to answer why the border is unsafe. The elections for the 90-member Haryana state assembly are scheduled to be held next week on October 15, with the counting to take place on October 19. Oct 9, 2014

BJP works only for industrialists, claims Rahul Gandhi

Ferozpur Jhirka, Oct 9 (ANI): Stepping up his attack on the BJP, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday that the former only works for industrialists. Earlier today, Congress Member of Parliament (MP) Deepender Singh Hooda held a road show in Sidipura area of Haryana's Jhajjar town where he pledged to make Haryana, an unemployment, starvation and poverty-free state. The elections for the 90-member Haryana state assembly are scheduled to be held next week on October 15, with the counting taking place on October 19. Oct 9, 2014