Iraqi sacred city of Najaf gains prominence amidst crisis

The holy Shiite city of Najaf has gained prominence as a centre of political and military power since the start of a crisis that has raised the spectre of Iraq breaking up along sectarian and ethnic lines. Duration: 00:48 Jul 24, 2014

At least 42 killed in Taiwan plane crash

At least 42 people were killed in a plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday, officials said, with witnesses and local media reporting the flight came down in a storm after an aborted landing. Duration: 00:52 Jul 24, 2014

In Gaza, whatever the target, children often the victims

The spiraling number of children killed in the latest conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas in Gaza has raised international concern. ATTENTION: This report contains images of dead and wounded children. Duration: 01:56 Jul 23, 2014

US daredevil walks a highline across Thai buildings

Andy Lewis of the US balances as he walks on a highline from the rooftop of a building in Bangkok. Lewis set a world record after walking the 169-metre slackline in 65 minutes. Duration: 00:34 Jul 23, 2014

Dutch mourn victims of MH17 tragedy

Mourners in the Netherlands lay flowers at Eindhoven airport in honour of 40 victims downed in Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Duration: 00:56 Jul 23, 2014

Planes carrying MH17 bodies leaves Ukraine

The remains of 40 victims from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 were flown from eastern Ukraine to the Netherlands aboard two planes. Duration: 01:02 Jul 23, 2014

Japanese encephalitis kills 75 in UP

Gorakhpur, July 23 (ANI): An outbreak of Japanese encephalitis has affected more than 300 and claimed lives of 75 people in Gorakhpur city of Uttar Pradesh. The disease usually takes place during the monsoon season and India's most populous state Uttar Pradesh is ravaged by encephalitis every year and it is mostly children who succumb to this disease. The disease, which is spreading slowly across other regions, had also claimed more than 50 lives in West Bengal. Jul 23, 2014

Security personnel kill Maoist, recover arms in Jharkhand

Khunti, July 23 (ANI): Acting on a tip-off, security personnel of India’s paramilitary, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), along with the police launched an operation to nab Maoists hiding in forest area in Jharkhand on Wednesday. During the search operations, Maoists started firing at the police and during the encounter, one Maoist was shot dead. The Maoist has been identified as Vishal alias Tulsi, who was a sub-junior commander and had 22 cases against him. During the encounter, a hardcore rebel, Panda Munda, belonging to People’s Liberation Front of India surrendered to the police. He is charged with a murder and 23 other cases. Jul 23, 2014

MEA gives schedule of Indian leaders' meeting with foreign counterparts

New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Wednesday gave the schedule of Indian leaders' meeting with their foreign counterparts. Akbaruddin said that both sides are working on a schedule for PM Narendra Modi's visit to Japan. He added that India-Pakistan foreign secretaries will meet in Islamabad on August 25. Jul 23, 2014

Family of deceased security personnel demands death penalty for Sabyasachi Panda

Bhubaneswar, July 23 (ANI): The family of deceased security personnel, Pramod Kumar Satapathy, demanded capital punishment for the top Maoist leader, Sabyasachi Panda, who was arrested and sent to 10 days of police custody. Special Operation Group commando, Satapathy, was one of the 17 officers who laid down their lives in the process of fighting armed Maoists on February 15, 2008 in Nayagarh district of Odisha. On July 18, Panda was produced in front of the Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) of Berhampur amid tight security where he was ordered to be sent on 10-day police custody. Jul 23, 2014