Global refugee numbers highest since WWII: UN

The number of people driven from their homes by conflict and crisis has topped 50 million for the first time since World War II, with Syrians hardest hit, the UN refugee agency said Friday. Duration: 01:18 Jun 20, 2014

Suicide bomber kills two at Lebanese checkpoint

Lebanese security forces were inspecting the scene after a suicide bomber killed at least two people at a Lebanese checkpoint on the main highway from Beirut to Damascus on Friday. Duration: 00:33 Jun 20, 2014

Fighting continues in eastern Ukraine despite cease-fire

Despite Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko announcing a cease-fire, fighting continues in the east. In Seversk, 140 kilometers north of Donetsk, violent clashes have taken place involving hundreds of pro-Russian separatists. Duration: 01:04 Jun 20, 2014

Good morning, Donetsk -- rebels spread the word on radio

Radio Republic is the only official radio station of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, in eastern Ukraine. It broadcasts a blend of patriotic jingles and political diatribes to keep listeners tuned in. Duration: 01:05 Jun 20, 2014

June 28, 1914: the day that triggered WWI

At the end of June, commemorative events will mark exactly 100 years since the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo, a moment that would precipitate World War I. Duration: 02:41 Jun 20, 2014

BMC officials again reach Campa Cola compound, refuse using force now

Mumbai, June 20 (ANI): BMC officials have once again arrived at the Campa Cola compound to carry out the demolition of the flats even as the residents are strongly resisting the move to raze their homes to the ground. BMC official Anand Waghralkar said that as per the Supreme Court orders they have to go and added that they will continue with the proceedings but not use any force for now. Jun 20, 2014

Requested Environment Minister to allow additional coal mining to expand the availability: Piyush Go

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): After meeting the power sector, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said that the ministry is trying its best to tackle the crisis situation. He said that the ministry has also requested Environment Ministry to allow additional coal mining to expand the availability for more power generation. He also said that transmission, distribution and fuel supply are intricate subjects on which there is need to take careful decisions. He also appealed the people to cooperate in the endeavors and not encourage power theft. Jun 20, 2014

MEA on Iraq crisis Part - 1

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Friday said that the issue of Indian nationals in Iraq continues to be a matter of high priority to the Government of India. He further informed that the 40 Indian nationals who have been abducted remain safe. Akbaruddin also added that any Indian national who desires to return, but does not have money for fare will be assisted by Indian community welfare fund in Iraq. Jun 20, 2014

MEA on Iraq crisis Part - 2

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Friday said that the issue of Indian nationals in Iraq continues to be a matter of high priority to the Government of India. He further informed that the 40 Indian nationals who have been abducted remain safe. Akbaruddin also added that any Indian national who desires to return, but does not have money for fare will be assisted by Indian community welfare fund in Iraq. Jun 20, 2014

BJP should come out of campaign mode and start governing: Congress

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Former Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday slammed the ruling BJP government saying that it should come out of the campaign mode and start governing the nation properly. Chidambaram said that the planning commission is too big and unwieldy. Talking about the MHA advisory about Hindi as the official language, Chidambaram said that there will be a backlash in non-Hindi speaking states especially Tamil Nadu Jun 20, 2014

Railway passenger fare hike by 14.2%, Politicos react

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Railway Ministry on Friday hiked passenger fare by 14.2% ahead of the actual railway budget of the new government. Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda said that the previous government's orders about fare hike were passed by him and he had to implement the orders to meet all expenses. Political leaders condemned the highest fare hike in railways up till now. RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said that BJP government has sarcastically shown its good days to people. CPI Gurudas Dasgupta said that hike in railway fare will bring a disaster in coming days. TMC leader Derek O'Brien said that the new government is playing the same dirty tricks of the previous government and burdening the common man. Meanwhile, Congress leader Ajay Maken slammed the new government saying that if UPA did not implement the laws made by it then why the new government did so. Jun 20, 2014

Mayawati slams SP govt for poor law and order situation in UP

Lucknow, June 20 (ANI): Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and BSP chief Mayawati on Friday slammed SP government for increasing crimes against women and deteriorating law and order situation in the state. During an exclusive interview with ANI, Mayawati said that if mid-term polls are announced in UP then her first priority will be to maintain proper law and order. Jun 20, 2014

At least 11 die, others missing in Bulgaria flooding

Flash floods in Bulgaria have killed at least 11 people including two children, with others missing after torrential rains lashed the east of the country, authorities said Friday. Duration: 00:36 Jun 20, 2014