Odisha CM assures relief to flood-affected people

Sambalpur, Aug 08 (ANI): Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, took stock of flood situation in the state from a chopper as situation turned grim. He visited flood-hit areas and directed special relief commissioner to facilitate relief work in affected villages. The flood situation in Odisha turned grim as several rivers continued to flow above the danger mark due to incessant rainfall. The government has intensified evacuation measures as people living in the low-lying areas are the worst affected. Aug 8, 2014

Mountain life key to longevity for Kashmir's centenarians

A group of centenarians living in a remote village in Kashmir are defying Pakistan's reputation as one of the worst countries in the world to live as an old person, putting their longevity down to their simple mountain lifestyle. Duration: 02:52 Aug 8, 2014

Flag manufacturing business blooms ahead of Independence Day

Coimbatore, Aug 08 (ANI): Just a few days ahead of the Independence Day celebrations across the country, the tricolour manufacturing business is booming in Coimbatore. Last year, over two lakh cotton flags were produced and this year, with a new government at the centre, the manufacturers have produced over three lakh flags. The flags are sent to various states like, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and within Tamil Nadu, around 5000 flags are produced daily. The flag manufacturers also said that they have manufactured tricolours for the past 40 years and 10 years ago the national flag production was very less but now the sales and production of flags has increased considerably. Aug 8, 2014

French experts: Air Algerie flight recordings are unusable

Recordings of crew conversations aboard Air Algerie flight AH5017 before it crashed in Mali are unusable for the moment, according to the French civilian aviation safety authority BEA, charged with investigating the crash. Duration: 00:57 Aug 8, 2014

Rasmussen: NATO working 'more closely' with Ukraine

NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen urged Russia to "step back from the brink" in Kiev on Thursday and vowed support for Ukraine as fears mounted that Moscow was preparing to send troops into the conflict-torn east of the country. Duration: 00:40 Aug 8, 2014

The worlds longest foot-race allows time to think

The multi-week 'Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race' is the longest foot-race in the world, and involves participants running and walking more than 5000km around a 900m circuit. Duration: 02:32 Aug 8, 2014

Expert: Turkish voters likely to pick Erdogan as he 'delivers'

Ahead of Turkey's first direct presidential election on Sunday, Ali Carkoglu of Koc University in Istanbul says PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan's charisma and ability to 'deliver' have seen him remain highly popular in Turkey. Duration: 01:07 Aug 8, 2014

Over 30 people killed in five bomb attacks in Baghdad

Five bomb attacks, including four car bombings, killed at least 30 people and wounded around 70 others Wednesday in several Baghdad districts, Iraqi police and medical sources said. Duration: 00:34 Aug 8, 2014