India, France hold joint air exercise in Rajasthan

Jodhpur, June 03 (ANI): India, France held joint air exercises in Rajasthan to strengthen ties and understand operational methods. Both the nations commenced the ten-day air exercise, Garuda V, at Jodhpur's air base. The exercise aims to expose Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots to French fighter and combat tactics and vice-versa. During this fortnight long exercise, both the Air Forces would engage in operations based on their Operational Philosophy and methodology of operations practicing various challenging air situation scenarios. India's defense spokesperson, Colonel SD Goswami, said this exercise would help in strengthening combat relations between the two countries. A team of four KC-135 aircrafts, Rafale fighter jets and mid-air refuellers are to be involved in the joint exercise with the Indian Air Force. Jun 3, 2014

Indian aid worker abducted in Afghanistan

New Delhi, June 03 (ANI): External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that Militants abducted an Indian aid worker in Herat city of Afghanistan. Akbaruddin said that the Indian national who was working with a non governmental organization (NGO) in the education sector and the Consulate in Herat is in constant touch with the Afghanistan government. The kidnapping has come after the Indian Consulate in Herat province was attacked by suicide bombers on May 23. Jun 3, 2014

Gopinath Munde dies in road accident in Delhi

New Delhi, June 03 (ANI): Senior BJP leader and Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde died in a road accident in Delhi's Moti Bagh area on Tuesday morning. He was first admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital when he met with the accident and was then shifted to the AIIMS trauma centre where he was declared dead. Munde was en route to Indira Gandhi International airport when the incident occurred. Munde had a victory rally scheduled in Beed and Parali. Munde will be cremated on Wednesday. Jun 3, 2014

Mixed reaction in Madrid about king ending his reign

Residents of Madrid gave mixed reactions Monday to the decision by Spain's King Juan Carlos to hand over the crown to his son Prince Felipe, ending a 39-year reign that guided Spain from dictatorship to democracy. Duration: 00:42 Jun 3, 2014

Mahmud Abbas announces the end of "Palestinian division"

Following a ceremony in Ramallah on Monday, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas announced in a televised speech the end of a bitter and sometimes bloody divide between his Fatah movement and the rival Hamas which rules Gaza. Duration: 01:21 Jun 3, 2014

Egypt satirist who mocked Sisi cancels show

Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef said on Monday he has cancelled his television show which mocked ex-army chief and president-in-waiting Abdel Fattah al-Sisi because of 'enormous' pressure. Duration: 00:40 Jun 3, 2014

Cervical cancer survivor cured by experimental therapy

Former stage three cervical cancer patient Aricca Wallace explains how she was miraculously cured after undergoing an experimental trial which is part of a developing field known as immunotherapy. Duration: 01:22 Jun 3, 2014

Cameron campaigns ahead of UK by-elections

British Prime Minister David Cameron was in the central England town of Newark on Monday to campaign ahead of a by-election there on Thursday 5 June. Duration: 01:03 Jun 2, 2014

Japanese company develops power-assisted suit

A Japanese company develops a power-assisted suit it claims can be used in many industries, from agriculture and construction to defence and medical care. Duration: 00:41 Jun 2, 2014