BJP nominates Ranjan Ben Bhatta to contest from Vadodara LS seat

Vadodara, Aug 26 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday nominated Ranjan Ben Bhatta for contesting from Vadodara Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat. Vadodara seat earlier belonged to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had given up the same after taking the post of prime minister. PM Modi had retained the Varanasi seat in Uttar Pradesh. After being nominated, Bhatta said that she was extremely happy with the decision of the party and that she takes it as a big responsibility enshrined to her by BJP. Bhatta also assured to fulfill Modi's plans for the state. Aug 26, 2014

Donetsk suburb hit in continued army offensive

As Kiev on Monday said its forces were clashing with an armoured column that crossed the border from Russia, the Ukraine army offensive on rebel positions in Donetsk continued. Duration: 00:39 Aug 26, 2014

Obama approves drone surveillance over ISIS in Syria

New Delhi, Aug 26 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama has reportedly authorized the use of drones for surveillance in Syria despite President Bashar al-Assad demanding that the U.S. seek permission before launching any air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants within its territory. According to reports, the Pentagon is sending in manned and unmanned reconnaissance flights over Syria, a precursor to potential airstrikes there. The decision is the first intrusive action by the nation in Syria since the civil war began. Aug 26, 2014

Iraqi PM: 'No place for armed groups outside state'

There is no place for weapons or armed groups outside Iraqi state control, premier-designate Haidar al-Abadi said Monday, after suspected Shiite militiamen killed 70 worshippers at a Sunni mosque. Duration: 00:28 Aug 26, 2014

DR Congo confirms its first two cases of Ebola

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday confirmed its first two cases this year of Ebola but claimed they were unrelated to the epidemic ravaging West Africa. Duration: 00:45 Aug 26, 2014

Netanyahu: Gaza operation to last as long as it takes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that his Gaza offensive would continue as long as necessary, a day after an Egyptian call for a ceasefire and new truce talks. Duration: 01:10 Aug 26, 2014