Kerry: Fight against IS group not a repeat of Gulf, Iraq wars

US Secretary of State John Kerry tells the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that US military action to counter Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria is not a repeat of the Gulf or Iraq wars of 1991 and 2003. Duration: 00:48 Sep 18, 2014

Bangui residents react as UN starts peacekeeping mission

A new UN mission on Monday officially took charge of peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic, with the tough task of ending ethnic and religious bloodshed there and helping bring back stability. Duration: 01:00 Sep 18, 2014

Scotland's Scone ancestors divided on independence bid

Few places are as important in Scottish history as Scone, where no fewer than 42 of the country's kings were crowned. But like the rest of Scotland, this quiet corner of Perthshire is split on Thursday's independence vote. Duration: 01:00 Sep 18, 2014

Brown appeals to Scots' patriotism for vote against split

Former British prime minister Gordon Brown appealed to wartime patriotism at a rally in Glasgow on Wednesday, calling on Scots to reject independence in a momentous referendum less than a day away. Duration: 01:22 Sep 17, 2014

China tries Uighur professor for separatism

Chinese authorities put a prominent scholar from the mostly-Muslim Uighur minority on trial for separatism as critics warn the prosecution will worsen tensions in violence-wracked Xinjiang. Duration: 00:35 Sep 17, 2014

Boeing, SpaceX to send astronauts to space station

NASA selected Boeing and SpaceX on Tuesday to build America's next spacecraft to carry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) by 2017, opening the way to a new chapter in human spaceflight. Duration: 01:13 Sep 17, 2014

Former ISRO Chairman confident of success of Mars mission

Bangalore, Sep 17 (ANI): Noted scientist and former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Udupi Ramachandra Rao, expressed confidence in the success of the nation's Mars mission,'Mangalyaan', expected to enter the orbit around Mars on September 24. Rao was speaking to media persons at an exhibition, 'MARS MISSION MELA', organised by the state planetarium in Bangalore for school children. The exhibition was inaugurated by Minister for Planning and Statistics, IT, BT, Science and Technology, S R Patil. The exhibition, which was organised by the state planetarium, aims at educating school children and people about the Mars mission, its journey and achievements. The exhibition will continue till 12th of October. On the 24th, special arrangements will be made so that people could also be a part of this historic occasion. Sep 17, 2014

Kiev denounces Russian addtional deployments in Crimea

Ukraine's defense spokesman said Wednesday that Russia's deployment of troops in the Crimea area "destabilised the situation in the whole Black Sea region" and urged Moscow "to halt these provocative actions." Duration: 00:37 Sep 17, 2014

Tourism affected as Srinagar transforms into water channels

Srinagar, Sep 17 (ANI): The capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar transformed into a series of water channels, strewn with wreckage, trash and dead animals in what is called the worst flooding in the area in over a century. More than 75,000 people were still trapped in partly submerged homes in Srinagar. One of the major tourist attractions in Srinagar, Dal Lake, where tourists come and stay in houseboats, also remained flooded. The Indian army has deployed about 30,000 troops for rescue and relief operations and soldiers distributed water and food to survivors. In a gesture of solidarity, staff at the Prime Minister's Office gave up one day's salary for flood relief. Sep 17, 2014