Carpet exporters expect boost in sales after PM Modi's US visit

Varanasi, Oct 11 (ANI): Exporters in carpet industry in Uttar Pradesh expect a boost in sales after the recent five-day US visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Traders say that the Bhadohi region of the state is one of the largest manufacturers of carpets and is considered to be an earning town. Also, 60 per cent of the carpets are exported to the US from India. In a bid to boost the industry, exporters said Modi's US visit would benefit them. Modi's five-day United States visit was aimed to woo corporate titans and crown a burst of investment-focused diplomacy. Oct 11, 2014

Residents of DRC village change habits to conquer Ebola

In the small village of Lokolia, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, residents no longer eat bushmeat but fish to "conquer Ebola" after an awareness campaign prompted them to change their habits to control the spread of the disease. Duration: 01:23 Oct 11, 2014

Malala dedicates Nobel award to 'voiceless' children

Education rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai dedicates her Nobel peace prize to "voiceless" children around the world, and called on the Indian and Pakistani prime ministers to attend the award ceremony for the sake of peace. Duration: 00:49 Oct 11, 2014

Brazil quarantines Guinean feared to have Ebola

Brazilian health officials quarantine a Guinean man feared to have Ebola after he checked in at a clinic with a fever following his arrival from Africa last month. Duration: 00:27 Oct 11, 2014

UK nationalist party wins first seat in British parliament

Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party won its first seat in the House of Commons Friday, sending jitters through Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives seven months before what is likely to be a tight general election. Duration: 01:00 Oct 11, 2014

Uruguayans create low-cost 3D printer for all pockets

A low-cost and easy to assemble 3D printer was created by Uruguayans who want to popularize this technology. They present the 3D printer as the cheapest of its kind in South America. Duration: 00:33 Oct 10, 2014

Uruguay president welcomes Syrian refugees

A total of 42 Syrian refugees, mostly children, arrived on Thursday in Uruguay where they were welcomed by President Jose Mujica. Uruguay is the first country in Latin America to offer such a resettlement programme. Duration: 00:32 Oct 10, 2014

It is Pakistan's responsibility to de-escalate border conflict, says Syed Akbaruddin

New Delhi/ Samba, Oct 10 (ANI): India will respond to Pakistan appropriately and it is in Pakistan's hands to de-escalate the border conflict, MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said on Friday. Fighting between India and Pakistan paused on Friday after days of heavy shelling and gun battles across the Indo-Pak border areas. Oct 10, 2014

SelfiesForSchool: How a selfie can send 10 girls to school

New Delhi, Oct 10 (ANI): After the internationally acclaimed Bell Bajao campaign, Breakthrough, a global human rights organisation in collaboration with Vodafone Foundation and United Nations Population Fund launched the "Nation against Early marriages" initiative. As part of the cause, a campaign #Sefiesforschool was organized across the cities of Bangalore,Mumbai and Delhi for three weeks wherein one was required to send a selfie to support girl education, thereby helping to end early marriages. The India representative of United Nations Population Fund spoke in detail about the campaign and its importance. Oct 10, 2014