Microalgae next boom industry in New Caledonia's Pacific waters?

A microalgae industry which makes the most of New Caledonia's warm, sunny weather, could be the next big thing for the French territory's economy, if a team of government-funded young scientists can find the right species to thrive. Duration: 01:53 Apr 29, 2014

Several wounded as pro-Moscow militants attack Ukraine rally

Fourteen people are wounded when pro-Russian militants wielding baseball bats, iron bars and knives attacked a rally for national unity in the east Ukrainian city of Donetsk, according to journalists and local authorities. Duration: 00:55 Apr 29, 2014

Opposition grows to David Beckham's Miami stadium

David Beckham is facing a challenge as demanding as any goalkeeper he's ever faced: overcoming opposition to his plans for a Miami stadium to serve as home to his new team. Duration: 01:56 Apr 29, 2014

Pakistani serial killer of gay men appears in court

A Pakistani paramedic appeared in court on Monday over the brutal murders of three men. Muhammed Ejaz confessed to the killings, saying he exposed the "evils" of homosexuality, while police insist he had sex with his victims first. Duration: 01:00 Apr 29, 2014

Philippines and US sign defence pact

The Philippines and the United States sign a deal to allow a bigger US military presence on Filipino territory, hours ahead of a visit to Manila by US President Barack Obama. Duration: 01:04 Apr 28, 2014

At least 10 killed in powerful US tornadoes

Powerful tornadoes tearing across southern United States kill at least 10 people, emergency officials in the states of Arkansas and Oklahoma report. Duration: 01:05 Apr 28, 2014

Obama lands in Philippines as defence pact signed

President Barack Obama lands in the Philippines to cement new defence ties on the last leg of an Asian tour conducted against a backdrop of territorial tensions between US allies and China. Duration: 01:10 Apr 28, 2014

Iraq PM faces fractured opposition in reelection bid

Nuri al-Maliki is bidding for a third term as Iraqi premier on Wednesday without any obvious challenger, in marked contrast to the 2010 election when he faced an ex-premier in a tight race. Duration: 02:29 Apr 28, 2014

BJP terms Robert Vadra's land dealing as huge scandal

New Delhi, April 28 (ANI): BJP spokesperson, Nirmala Sitharaman, on Monday said that her party would continue to question the issue of land dealings, which involves Congress party president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law, Robert Vadra till Sonia and Rahul Gandhi come clean on it. The Wall Street Journal in an article claimed that in 2012 Vadra sold more than 72 crore rupees of property and he still held real estate valued at 252 crore rupees. The BJP termed it as a massive scandal which resulted in injustice to many people of Haryana and Rajasthan. Sitharaman also questioned Sonia Gandhi and Congress vice-president, Rahul Gandhi's silence on the matter. Apr 28, 2014

Kashmiris don't need certificate of secularism from Modi: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar, April 28 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said the BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi is the opposite of being secular, and added that he has insulted all Kashmiris through his statement. He further said that Modi has a habit to manipulate history and he brings up the topic of Kashmiri Pandits whenever it suited him. Apr 28, 2014

Congress says BJP in aggressive bid to snatch power

Kolkata, April 28 (ANI): Congress Leader, Anand Sharma, said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is aggressively campaigning for gaining power. Sharma, while addressing a news conference in Kolkata, said BJP-RSS were unfairly targeting Congress' United Progressive Alliance (UPA). Sharma also added that the BJP has been misusing the resources for their propaganda and publicity. Apr 28, 2014

Easter brings joy for all in Kerala

Kerala, April 28 (ANI): The state of Kerala, located in southern India, is not just a tourist hotspot but it is also the forerunner among Indian states in education, living standards, and harmonious coexistence. There is mutual affection and co-operation among different communities and people celebrate all festivals jointly with enthusiasm. Easter is one such occasion. The festival brings joy, not just for Christians, but for everyone alike. A large number of people from different religions gather on the occasion to light candles and pray for peace. Apr 28, 2014

Urs of sufi saint Wahab Khar shows interfaith harmony in Kashmir

Kashmir, April 28 (ANI): The beautiful state of Jammu and Kashmir is known for attracting tourists from all over the world. The essence of its divine exquisiteness and the unity with which its people work together to keep it alive, spares nobody to visit the state at least ones in a lifetime. This utmost togetherness amongst people belonging to different communities spreads a message of communal harmony. A similar example comes from the saffron town of Pampore district in Kashmir where devotees practicing different religions together visit the shrine of Wahab Khar to celebrate his annual Urs. Khar, a mystic poet known for his spiritual powers and unique method of transforming thoughts into poetry in a unique way, is known by people for his ideologies of brotherhood. Apr 28, 2014