UNICEF South Asia Ambassador Aamir Khan calls for change to fight malnutrition

Kathmandu, Oct 10 (ANI): UNICEF South Asia Ambassador Aamir Khan said its time to change, give equal rights to girl child and join hands to fight malnutrition. Khan said in Kathmandu that child stunting remains one of the greatest development challenges in South Asia, adding that stunted children have stunted bodies, stunted brains and stunted lives. Khan, who is on a three-day visit to Nepal, was named UNICEF's national ambassador for India in 2011. The UN agency officially announced Khan as new UNICEF ambassador after he visited Kapilvastu and Lumbini in west Nepal on Wednesday to observe a locally initiated nutrition programme by women health volunteers, saving thousands of children from malnutrition, a common phenomenon in South Asia. Oct 10, 2014

India's oldest unmarried woman aims for Guinness World Record

Thrissur, Oct 10 (ANI): Age does not deter Kunjannam of Kerala from aiming high. At 111, she is helping her family members browse through the photographs and certificates that will assist establish her exact age so that she finds a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the oldest surviving unmarried woman on earth. A resident of Thrissur district of Kerala, Kunjannam's name and age is recorded in the church where she was baptized. The baptism records show her date of birth as May 05, 1903, which is issued by Rosary Church at Eranellur village, established in 1861. Oct 10, 2014

Bosnians prepare for general election amid economic woes

Bosnia holds general elections Sunday against the backdrop of mounting social discontent, as well as ethnic disputes and rampant corruption that are blocking its entry into the European Union. Duration: 00:52 Oct 10, 2014

Argentine ecologists block construction of Monsanto plant

In Cordoba, Argentina, a group of environmentalists decided a year ago to block the construction of a corn processing plant of US seed giant Monsanto, in opposition of its use of genetically modified crops. Duration: 01:07 Oct 10, 2014

200,000-year-old human bones found in France

French archeologists have found 200,000-year-old human bones, probably of the Neanderthal line. The remains were uncovered in Tourville-la-Riviere, Normandy, in 2010, but the find has only been announced now. Duration: 00:55 Oct 10, 2014

Shelling continues around Donetsk airport

Five civilians are killed during intensified shelling in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, according to local authorities. Near Donetsk airport, fighting continues. Duration: 00:54 Oct 10, 2014

Frankfurt Book Fair showcases the fall of the Berlin Wall

Political memoirs, fictional tales, true escape stories, photo chronicles and graphic novels on the fall of the Berlin Wall are all showcased at this year_s Frankfurt Book Fair, the publishing industry_s biggest gathering. Duration: 00:50 Oct 10, 2014

Hong Kong students refuse to retreat, govt cancels talks

Hong Kong_s student protesters say they will not retreat from their barricades and will take over new areas in their struggle for full democracy as the government cancels talks with the protesters planned for Friday. Duration: 01:17 Oct 10, 2014

Three women Maoists killed in joint encounter in Bijapur

Bijapur, Oct 9 (ANI): Police personnel and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) killed three women Maoists in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. On the basis of secret information received, a search operation was conducted in the woods of the district. 12 bore guns and one 303 gun have been seized from the dead Maoists. 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 the 1960s. Oct 9, 2014

O P Chautala addresses rally in Rohtak even as CBI moves HC seeking cancellation of his interim bail

Rohtak, Oct 9 (ANI): Even as the CBI on Thursday moved the Delhi High Court seeking cancellation of bail granted to the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief Om Prakash Chautala in the JBT teachers recruitment scam case, the former Haryana CM addressed a rally in Rohtak. Earlier in the day, the Delhi HC directed Chautala to appear before it on Friday on CBI's plea for cancellation of his bail and immediate surrender for allegedly violating bail conditions. Chautala, who was granted bail to undergo medical treatment, had allegedly violated its terms by participating in election rallies. Oct 9, 2014