Expert warns of possible violence in Thailand

Following a coup that has provoked an international outcry, an expert says the Thai junta could run the country for at least a year, warning violence could erupt in the kingdom. Duration: 1:00 May 24, 2014

Malians react after army's humiliating defeat by rebels

Malian government officials said on Friday a "failure in the chain of command" had led to the army's humiliating defeat by armed separatists in the country's rebel-infested desert battleground. Duration: 00:45 May 24, 2014

It Happens: Book exhibition delights bibliophiles in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 23 (ANI): Enthusiasts belonging to varied age groups attended the unique book exhibition depicting the rich history of the Kashmir valley as a welcome step towards inculcating the passion of reading classics, especially among youth of Jammu and Kashmir. The exhibition showcased a blend of the modern with the ancient and included a wide range of books on history, geography, culture, tradition, ancient and contemporary literature, science and technology, Islam, Sufism and heritage of the state. Speaking to reporters, a student, Manzoor Ahmad voiced the thoughts of other visitors as he gushed about the relevance of the exhibition. The exhibition was organised by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture & Languages in collaboration with the department of Archives and Archeology and aimed to spread awareness among the youth of the valley regarding the value of the rare books. A school student, Ritika Singh, said that such exhibitions will inculcate the habit of reading among the youngsters of the valley. May 23, 2014

It Happens: Colourful turban exhibition in Rajkot attracts visitors

Rajkot, May 23 (ANI): Visitors took a ride through history of turbans and also learnt how to tie it as they thronged a colourful exhibition in Rajkot city of Gujarat recently. Over 100 turbans of various shapes, colours and prints were put on display, which represented the rich culture of different Indian states. Kadambari Devi, member from Rajkot royal family, who also attended the exhibition, said she was happy with the way turbans from all over the country were displayed. Visitors scanned through various turbans during the exhibition and were also informed on how to tie them. May 23, 2014

Ukraine prepares for crunch presidential polls

Ukraine heads to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president, with the country at risk of being torn apart by violence in the east where pro-Russian separatists killed 18 Ukrainian soldiers on Thursday. Duration: 02:40 May 23, 2014

Dutch buck populist trend as Euro polls begin

Dutch anti-EU populist Geert Wilders appeared to suffer a setback as European parliament elections were held in the Netherlands and Britain on Thursday, despite predictions of continental gains for the far-right. Duration: 00:35 May 23, 2014