Turkey hosts Internet forum despite 'abysmal' online record

Turkey on Tuesday began hosting a major UN-backed forum on Internet governance aimed at promoting online use and cutting cyber crime, despite criticism over its "abysmal" record as an offender on limiting Internet rights. Duration: 01:11 Sep 3, 2014

PFLP militants celebrate a week of truce in Gaza

Militants of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), held a rally in Gaza city on Tuesday to celebrate a week of truce between Israel and Hamas. Duration: 01:06 Sep 3, 2014

British activist faces trial in Thailand for defamation

The defamation trial of a British activist begins after he co-authored a report alleging widespread labour abuses in Thailand's food industry, a prime supplier of cheap foodstuffs to Western supermarkets. Duration: 00:36 Sep 3, 2014

Italian FM: Russia is no longer a 'strategic partner' for EU

Russia was also no longer a "strategic partner" for the European Union, said Federica Mogherini, the Italian foreign minister, as she took questions from members of the European parliament following her nomination to the EU post. Duration: 00:46 Sep 3, 2014

New round of Mali peace talks opens in Algiers

Peace talks between the Malian government and armed rebels opened on Monday in the Algerian capital, the second round of negotiations since July aimed at clinching a lasting peace agreement. Duration: 01:20 Sep 3, 2014

Ebola-denial a revolt against colonial mindset: expert

A leading social anthropologist who spent a month among communities in the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak claims that "Ebola-denial" -- one of the more bizarre features of the deadly epidemic -- is perhaps not all that it seems. Duration: 00:59 Sep 2, 2014

Football stars gather for Papal charity match

International football sensations such as Alessandro Del Piero, Samuel Eto'o and Sulley Muntari take to the pitch in Rome for a charitable "peace match" organised by former Argentina star Javier Zanetti and Pope Francis. Duration: 00:38 Sep 2, 2014

Japan firm showcases 'touchable' 3D technology

Technology that generates touchable 3D imagery is unveiled in Japan, with its developers saying users could pull and push objects that are not really there. Duration: 01:07 Sep 2, 2014

PM Modi enjoys Vande Mataram sung by children at Tokyos Indian community reception Part - 2

Tokyo, Sep 02 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited the Indian community reception in Tokyo where Indian students in Japan sang ‘Vande Mataram’ for the prime minister. Modi cherished the anthem throughout enjoying the tune and lipsing the song. Later, while addressing the people at the reception, Modi pitched in for the developed India and said that India is no more the land of black magic and snake charmers but of technology. Modi also said that he gifted his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe with Hindu religious book Bhagavad Gita and that there could be no better gift he could offer and any person cannot expect a better gift than this. Sep 2, 2014

BSE closes points 151.84 up on September 2

New Delhi, Sept 2 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 151.84 points up to stand at 27,019.39. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 55.35 points up to stand at 8,083.05. COROMANDEL and CIPLA were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 9.91% and 5.23% along with SUZLON and PETRONET with an increase of 4.88% and 4.73% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include BHUSHAN STEEL LTD and JINDAL STEEL with a decrease of 4.98% and 3.48% along with ABB and PEL with a decrease of 2.54% and 2.48% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 29.64 points at 17,551.68 while the banking sector is up 126.82 points at 18,453.30 and the reality sector is up 13.25 points at 1,787.64. The Indian currency is down 0.19% at Rs 60.64 per dollar. Sep 2, 2014

Modi invites Japan parliamentarian association to India

Tokyo, Sep 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited members of Japan's Parliament Association to India and proposed to set up a young lawmakers association. Modi also urged them to visit provincial capitals other than Delhi. Modi rooted for a platform where young lawmakers from both the countries could interact and discuss their ideas. Modi, on his first major foreign visit since a landslide election win in May, arrived on August 30 for a five-day trip aimed at capitalizing on his personal affinity with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bolster security and business ties. Sep 2, 2014