Javadekar celebrates environment day, gifts plants to ministers

New Delhi, June 05 (ANI): Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday expressed his views about keeping the surroundings clean and saving the Mother Earth on World Environment Day celebrated on June 5 all over the world. Javadekar also stated that the ministry has decided to gain participation of all ministers and thus decided to gift a plant to each. He added that a plant will also be given to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Jun 5, 2014

HKG marks Tiananmen anniversary as Beijing clamps down

Tens of thousands gather in Hong Kong to remember the dead on the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, the only major commemoration in China as authorities clamp tight security on Beijing. Duration: 00:58 Jun 5, 2014

UN: Plight of refugees from Central Africa worsening

The UN's World Food Programme and High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday appealed to donors to support thousands of malnourished and sick women and children fleeing violence in Central African Republic. Duration: 01:02 Jun 5, 2014

Adventures in dining: Grasshopper burgers, scorpion lollipops

A stone's throw from the White House, Washington residents feast on grasshopper hamburgers and scorpion lollipops -- part of an event promoting the culinary possibilities and ecological advantages of eating edible insects. Duration: 01:33 Jun 5, 2014

Obama condemns Russia's 'dark tactics' in Ukraine

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned the "dark tactics" and "aggression" of Russia in Ukraine after meeting Kiev's president-elect Petro Poroshenko in Warsaw and promising him years of US support Jun 5, 2014

Ferry tragedy turns S. Korea polls into referendum

South Koreans voted in local elections Wednesday seen as a spot referendum on President Park Geun-Hye's handling of the Sewol ferry disaster in April that killed about 300 people, mostly schoolchildren. Jun 5, 2014

Head of Greek far-right party addresses parliament

Greece's parliament on Wednesday lifted immunity for the leader of the extreme right party Golden Dawn. Nikolaos Michaloliakos has been in provisional detention since September for belonging "to a criminal organisation." Jun 4, 2014

Syrian composer wields musical 'weapons' in fight for peace

With Syria's heritage and cultural identity under threat of destruction during the ongoing civil war, award-winning Syrian-American composer and pianist Malek Jandali is a believer in the 'soft power' of music and art to bring peace. Jun 4, 2014