Alstom unions divided after GE sweetens bid

General Electric on Thursday sweetened its offer for French power-to-rail group Alstom to win the government's backing for its bid over a rival offer by Siemens and Mitsubishi. Duration: 00:39 Jun 20, 2014

Creativity and humour found in ladies hats at Royal Ascot

From art pallets to waves, there was no lack of outlandish designs for the hats on show at Ascot Ladies' Day in Berkshire on Thursday, as punters placed their bets on horses and also tried to catch a glimpse of Queen Elizabeth II. Duration: 00:56 Jun 20, 2014

100 yr old pursues quest for truth in son's forced disappearance

Juana Pargament's son was one of the 30,000 people who disappeared in Argentina's "Dirty War". Juana will turn 100 next month, but her age doesn't keep her from going every Thursday to Buenos Aires' May Square to demand the truth. Duration: 01:38 Jun 20, 2014

Obama: US ready for 'precise' military action in Iraq

US President Barack Obama has announced Washington is ready to send up to 300 military advisors to Iraq and would take "targeted" and "precise" military action if necessary following the swift advance of radical Sunni fighters. Duration: 00:55 Jun 20, 2014

Spain's King Juan Carlos beat coup, not scandal

Juan Carlos I, who gave up the Spanish crown Wednesday aged 76, led Spain to democracy and foiled a military coup, winning widespread respect that later crumbled under royal scandals. Duration: 02:05 Jun 19, 2014

BSE closes points 44.45 down on June 19

New Delhi, June 19 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 44.45 points down to stand at 25,201.80. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 17.50 points down to stand at 7,540.70. Bharat Electronics ltd. and Max India were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 6.83% and 5.58% along with Colgate Palmolive and UPL with an increase of 3.59% and 3.20% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include United Spirits and Oil India with a decrease of 8.12% and 6.54% along with ONGC and BPCL with a decrease of 5.12% and 4.76% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 49.77 points at 15,015.57 while the banking sector is down 159.04 points at 17,264.97 and the realty sector is down 7.12 points at 1,996.28. The Indian currency is down 0.46% at Rs 60.11 per dollar. Jun 19, 2014