Muslim Brotherhood leader awaits final ruling in Cairo

Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie awaits the final ruling on the June sentencing of him and 13 others, to death, over the killing of 10 people near a Cairo mosque last summer. Duration: 00:31 Aug 4, 2014

Earthquake in China's Yunnan province kills over 400

An intense rescue operation is under way in China after an earthquake kills at least 381 people and injures thousands more, leaving scenes of devastation across a mountainous area. Duration: 01:04 Aug 4, 2014

Musicians bring news 'rap-porting' to Senegal

Since 2013, the Senegalese rappers Xuman and Keyti have been informing audiences with a news bulletin delivered in rap form. Every Friday, they set the news stories of the day to music and rhyme, broadcast on local TV and YouTube. Duration: 01:35 Aug 4, 2014

English marks won't be included in merit: Centre on UPSC row

New Delhi, Aug 4 (ANI): Minister of state in the PMO, Jitendra Singh on Monday informed the Lok Sabha that marks of English would not be included for gradation or merit in UPSC exam. The Minister further informed the lawmakers that candidates who appeared in Civil Services exams in 2011 would be given one more attempt in 2015. Aug 4, 2014

Modi Govt should take action against Indian officials arrested in Glasgow: Milkha Singh

New Delhi, Aug 04 (ANI): Indian athlete, Milkha Singh on Monday said that the Government should take action against the Indian officials arrested in Glasgow. He further said that they should be banned in the future. Two top officials of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), general secretary, Rajiv Mehta, and wrestling referee, Virender Malik, were arrested in Glasgow on Saturday on separate charges. While Mehta was arrested for allegedly driving above the legal alcohol limit, Malik was held for allegedly being involved in sexual assault in a hotel. Aug 4, 2014

BSE closes points 242.32 up n on August 4

New Delhi, August 4 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 242.32 points up to stand at 25,723.16. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 81.05 points up to stand at 7,683.65. Apollo Tyres and Crompton Greav were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 6.10% and 5.89% along with HPCL and CESC with an increase of 5.16% and 5.16% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Syndicate Bank and Financial Tech with a decrease of 7.05% and 4.99% along with Britannia Industries and Bhushan Steel with a decrease of 3.57% and 3.49% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 228.63 points at 15,558.20 while the banking sector is up 120.99 points at 17,449.97 and the reality sector is up 19.82 points at 1,893.40. The Indian currency is down 0.12% at Rs 61.11 per dollar. Aug 4, 2014

JK Rowling wants orphan kids to be moved into family care

New Delhi, August 4 (ANI): JK Rowling, who has her own children charitable organization called Lumos has said that she wants orphan kids to be moved into family care. The _Harry Potter_ series author said that there was still much to be done to change the lives of eight million children in institutions worldwide including spreading awareness and challenging the misconception around the world that orphanages were _good_ for children in adversity, which they were not, a leading daily reported. JK Rowling_s children_s charity Lumos aims to move children out of institutions such as orphanages and into family or community-based care. Aug 4, 2014

Police lathi charge on students protesting against water logging in Allahabad

Allahabad, Aug 04 (ANI): Police in Allahabad lathi charged on students protesting against authority___s inaction in solving the problem of water logging in civil lines area of the city. The students were protesting over the water logged roads that resulted from the rain and jammed drainage system in the city. The police beat up the protesters incessantly and dragged them to the police vehicle before detaining them. Aug 4, 2014

Massive rescue operation underway as death toll in China Earthquake rises to at least 398

China, Aug 04 (ANI): Rescuers are racing against time to save lives after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake killed at least 398 people and injured more than 1,800 others in southwest China_s Yunnan Province. Yunnan has sent 7,000 rescuers, including a total of 5,000 army officers and soldiers, police officers and firefighters, to the quake-hit areas. At the epicenter in Longtoushan Township, Ludian County, firefighters had rescued 30 people and recovered 37 bodies from the debris on Monday. Yunnan Armed Police Corps and reserve army units have had professional earthquake rescuers on the site, trying to find anyone still alive under the ruins, with life detectors. Power was restored to some 19,000 households on Monday morning, and civil affairs authorities have sent 2000 tents, 3000 folding beds, 3000 quilts and 3000 coats to affected areas. Aug 4, 2014

Forgetting differences, a Muslim recites Hindu religious books

Bareilly, Aug 04 (ANI): India is a multifaith nation, which stands on the bedrock of harmony between people of diverse religions and communities. And this enduring spirit of acceptance and tolerance is visible in Bareilly district of northern state of Uttar Pradesh where a Muslim, Aashik Zaidi, recite Hindu religious books. Ashik Zaidi has kept alive the faith in humanity and has become an example to admire for many. His collection has religious and mythological books from many faiths and all are given equal respect. Communal love and amity between people from various walks of life has been the reflection of Indian culture and people like Zaidi proves this ethos in true sense. Aug 4, 2014