Deadly barrel bombs 'hit taxi stand' in Syria's Aleppo

At least 12 civilians, including a child, were killed in a Syrian air strike on a taxi stand in Aleppo. At the scene, bloodied bodies were removed and rescue workers scrambled to treat the injured. Duration: 00:40 Sep 6, 2014

Flood situation worsens in Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 05 (ANI): Floods, triggered by heavy rainfall, disrupted normal life in Jammu and Kashmir, submerging vehicles and disrupting flights on Friday. Sixty-five people were killed after heavy rains caused flash floods in Kashmir, including a wedding party on a bus that was swept away, officials said on Thursday (September 04). Authorities declared a disaster alert in the region after two days of heavy rain hit villages across the Kashmir valley, causing the worst flooding in two decades. Heavy rain is expected for the next 48 hours. The state's main river, the Jhelum, and its tributaries are flowing several feet above the danger mark. Residents in Srinagar city said villages were inundated and marooned people were yet to get any government aid. According to local people, there have hardly been any rescue operations yet. Home Minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting in New Delhi to review the flood situation and has dispatched members of the National Disaster Response Force to assist the state government. Sep 5, 2014

Today Modi and I will sign nuclear cooperation pact: Tony Abbott

New Delhi, Sept 05 (ANI): Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott while addressing a business meet in New Delhi said that he would sign a civil nuclear deal with his Indian counterpart Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, clearing the way for uranium sales to the energy-hungry Asian nation. He also said that both Modi and he wish to be known as infrastructure Prime Ministers. Sep 5, 2014

Shutdown in Manipur continues for second day

Manipur, Sep 05 (ANI): Security has been stepped up as shutdown called by United Naga Council (UNC), in Manipur entered second day on Friday (September 05), to protest against recent killings of civilians by security forces. On August 30, two civilians were killed and 26 injured in violent police firing to control a rally protesting against the imposition of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) 144 in Ukhrul district. The resolution to impose a ban in the state was passed on Monday (September 01) after UNC President, L Adani, convened a high level meeting with representatives of Naga Civil Organisations and chiefs of different Nagaland tribes. Superintendent of Police, Ishak Shah, said till now the shutdown was peaceful but they feared students association might come out and obstruct vehicular movement on national highway. Sep 5, 2014

India, Australia sign MoU on Agriculture

New Delhi, Sep 05 (ANI): An MoU was signed on Friday between the University of Queensland, Australia and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to strengthen linkages in the area of Agriculture. The MoU was signed by Peter Hoj, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Queensland (UQ) and Arvind Kaushal, Additional Secretary, Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR). Currently, University of Queensland is working in three areas of research in progress for collaboration. They are horticulture crop improvement, animal vaccines, and sorghum breeding and crop protection. Sep 5, 2014

Disabled students demand equality from PM Modi on Teachers Day

Bhopal / Ahemdabad / Nagpur, Sep 05 (ANI): Visually impaired students in Gujarat on Teachers' Day demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should ensure equal social treatment and infrastructure so that disabled also get a chance to continue their education. The city got a talking ATM and blind friendly bank and cafeteria. Meanwhile, another student Shailesh said visually impaired students like him faced social discrimination. Students in Madhya Pradesh said they were excited to interact with the PM for the first time on Teacher's Day. A student, Neha Pandey, said she would urge the PM to solve issues like unemployment and poor sanitation in Bhopal. Teacher's Day is celebrated in on September 05 every year to mark the birth anniversary of former President Doctor Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Sep 5, 2014

Police destroy three Maoist camps, recover cache of arms in Odisha

Odisha, Sep 05 (ANI): Following an exchange of fire, police destroyed three camps and recovered a cache of arms and other items during clashes with Maoists in the red corridor of Odisha. The Koraput and Malkangiri police initiated a joint operation and raided the forest area near Majhiguda village where the camps were operated by a Maoist organisation. Inspector General of Police, Yashwant Jethwa, said on Friday that the raid was a success. No loss of life has been reported although it is believed that some Maoists might have sustained injuries during the encounter. Jethwa also added that the camps were used as a connecting link with Maoists of other states. The Maoists managed to escape after the gun battle. 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 1960s. Sep 5, 2014

Cameron opens NATO summit

British PM David Cameron says NATO must 'reinvigorate and refocus ' to tackle new threats around the world. Duration: 00:47 Sep 5, 2014

Honduras soldiers graduate from military training

At least 1,500 soldiers of the Honduran army graduate from the military training centre, Olancho, 200 kilometres from the capital Tegucigalpa, where the influence of drug trafficking is strong. Duration: 00:34 Sep 5, 2014

Eastern Ukrainian town emerges from three-week siege

Residents of the small town of Ilovaysk near Donetsk emerge after a three-week seige, which saw some of the fiercest fighting in the conflict between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels. Duration: 02:32 Sep 5, 2014

Violence continues in Donetsk as ceasefore looms

Residents of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine are sceptical that the looming ceasefire between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists will put an end to deadly fighting, as shelling continued through the night as talks opened in Minsk. Duration: 00:53 Sep 5, 2014