Gaza sends lions to Jordan after war damages zoo

Three traumatised lions left the Gaza Strip on their way to a safer home in Jordan after their zoo was largely destroyed during this summer's conflict in the Palestinian enclave. Duration: 01:05 Oct 1, 2014

Mexico probes disappearance of 57 students

Mexican prosecutors are investigating whether local police officers were involved in the disappearance of 57 students who vanished after deadly incidents in the southern state of Guerrero, Mexico. Duration: 01:16 Oct 1, 2014

South Africa court postpones Malema corruption trial

A South African court has suspended the corruption trial of politician Julius Malema, pushing the high-profile case against the self-appointed graft buster back by nearly a year. Duration: 01:06 Oct 1, 2014

PM Modi meets supporters before leaving for India

Washington DC, Oct 01 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for India from Washington DC after concluding his five day US visit. Before leaving, Modi met his supporters present on the Andrews Air Force Base. Modi will be stopping at Frankfurt before landing in India. Prime Minister Modi met US President Barack Obama for the first time and held bilateral talks on improving relations between India and America. Oct 1, 2014

Security forces kill militant in Kashmir

Lolab, Oct 01 (ANI): An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kupwara district of Kashmir. Acting on a tip off about the presence of militants, security forces launched a search operation in Warnav village of Lolab area in Kupwara. One AK-47 rifle, five magazines, 60 rounds, two cell phones, one GPS (Global Positioning Systems) and one UBGL (Under Barrel Grenade Launcher) grenade were recovered from the site of the encounter. Oct 1, 2014

PM Modi touts bilateral ties with US at State Department Luncheon

Washington DC, Oct 01 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a welcome reception at the US State Department where during his speech he promoted ties with the United States with symbolism and humor. Joined by US Secretary of State John Kerry and US Vice President Joe Biden, Modi made a statement to celebrate the growing ties between America and India. Modi also attended bilateral talks with the U.S. President Barack Obama to discuss issues ranging from manufacturing to sanitation to deepen ties. Speaking at the State Department, Modi underscored the two countries' increasingly overlapping paths. Modi said that the difference between the two was reduced in this trip. Emphasizing the similarities that the two countries have, Kerry said the new partnership between the two democracies was rooted in shared values and shared interest. Oct 1, 2014

MEA briefs about bilateral talks between Modi and Obama

Washington DC, Oct 01 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs briefed about the bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama. MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that Modi and Obama discussed ways to expand affordable renewable energy, while sustainably securing the future of our common environment. Obama and Modi aim to deepen ties and thus partner in a number of projects benefiting the world's oldest and largest democracy. Akbaruddin said Obama and Modi discussed an array of issues during an Oval Office meeting including the plans on expansion of affordable renewable energy. However, answering a question on countering terrorism and the big terror groups, the joint secretary of foreign ministry, Vikram Doraiswami, said India is not joining the coalition. Meanwhile, Doraiswami said that US firm would work closely with India to develop smart cities. Oct 1, 2014