Dutch police: Security at MH17 site still 'very unstable'

Dutch police heading up the international probe into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 said Thursday that the situation around the crash site remains perilous despite a small team managing to access the scene. Duration: 00:59 Aug 1, 2014

Israel will destroy tunnels with or without truce, says PM

The army will continue working to destroy tunnels used by Gaza militants for cross-border attacks with or without a ceasefire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday at the start of a cabinet meeting. Duration: 00:58 Aug 1, 2014

Senegal ex-president's son on trial for corruption

The flamboyant "super minister" son of former Senegalese leader Abdoulaye Wade went on trial Thursday accused of accumulating a multi-million dollar fortune through corruption while in office. Duration: 00:34 Aug 1, 2014

Where Gazans sought refuge, UN schools hit by Israel

UN, the White House and the French Presidency unanimously condemned an Israeli strike after a bombardment on a UN school in the Gaza Strip where Palestinians had taken refuge. *ATTENTION CLIENTS : IMAGES SHOW DEAD BODIES AND BLOOD* Duration: 02:45 Aug 1, 2014

Parents of Australian journalist jailed in Egypt speak out

The parents of Australian journalist Peter Greste, who has been imprisoned in Egypt for more than seven months, Thursday described his detention as a 'grave injustice' and spoke of their hopes for his release. Duration: 00:59 Aug 1, 2014

Congress party demands CBI probe in Vyapam scam

Bhopal, July 31 (ANI): The Congress party on Thursday staged a protest over the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh and demanded CBI probe. The anguished protesters took to streets and raised slogans against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and a RSS member Suresh Soni, for their alleged role in employment scam. The protesters also burnt a book by the BJP, titled 'Vyapam ka sach' (truth of employment scam). The state unit president of Congress party in Bhopal city, P.C Sharma, said the book was a big lie. Meanwhile, a protesting worker of Congress party expressed his disappointment over the Special Task Force's (STF) investigation in the matter. Jul 31, 2014

Japanese Trade Minister Kazuyoshi Akaba eyes strong relationship with India

New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): Japanese trade and industry minister, Kazuyoshi Akaba, met India's trade minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi on Thursday in a bid to enhance bilateral ties. Later in the day Akaba also met separately with India's information and broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar and Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The two countries are expected to announce plans to accelerate negotiations over Japan's bilateral carbon offset mechanism when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will welcome Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Tokyo likely in August for annual talks. A deal would allow Japanese companies to install carbon-cutting technology in India and in return receive carbon credits under the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) that can be used to offset their own carbon footprint under the country's emissions target or be sold to the Japanese government. Jul 31, 2014

Police recover huge cache of explosives in Jharkhand

Giridih, July 31 (ANI): Police officials in Jharkhand recovered a cache of explosives from a suspected Maoist hideout. During the search operation in Giridih district, the police team recovered 520 gelatin sticks and 330 electric detonators and also arrested a person. Officer in-charge, Saria police station, Atin Kumar, informed they acted on a tip-off and the Maoist connection is being probed. This is the second major arms haul in eight days from this district. On July 23, a huge cache of arms were recovered by the CRPF. 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. The rebel group, which claims to be fighting for the rights of the poor and landless, controls some of India's mineral-rich areas and operate in large swathes of the eastern, central and southern countryside. Jul 31, 2014