Anti-Taliban all-parties conference calls for halt in peace talks with TTP

Lahore/ Kotri Ranges, Feb 27 (ANI): An anti-Taliban all-parties conference in Lahore called on the Pakistan government to stop all negotiations with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) because the banned militant group had become a menace for the entire country. The conference was called by the Sunni Ittehad Council, and was attended by several mainstream religious and political parties. Sunni Ittehad Council Chief Sahibzada Hamid Raza said instead of trying to re-start stalled peace talks with the Taliban, the Pakistan government should try the Taliban for their crimes against the Pakistani nation under Islamic laws. Feb 27, 2014

Sad about Navy chiefs resignation: AK Antony

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Talking about Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi’s resignation, Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday said that he was sad about the whole development. He said that Admiral Joshi was very disturbed and met him personally to request Antony for accepting the letter. Antony confirmed that Vice Admiral Robin Dhowan will now take up the responsibility of the new naval chief. Feb 27, 2014

Struggling Australian carrier Qantas to axe 5,000 jobs

Struggling Australian carrier Qantas says it will axe 5,000 jobs, defer aircraft deliveries and suspend growth at Asian offshoot Jetstar in a major shake-up after deep first-half losses, warning of more pain to come. Duration: 01:15 Feb 27, 2014

Ugandan opposition leader criticises anti-gay laws

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye on Wednesday criticised tough new anti-gay laws, saying that homosexuality was not "foreign" and that the issue was being used to divert attention from domestic problems.Duration:01:12 Feb 27, 2014

Rivals brawl in Ukraine's Crimea as Putin orders drills

Brawls erupted between rival factions on Ukraine's volatile Crimean peninsula as the former Soviet nation's new leaders prepared to unveil a unity cabinet and Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered snap military drills. Duration: 01:08 Feb 27, 2014

'Shocking' scenes in besieged Syria refugee camp

The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees spoke Tuesday of the "shocking" conditions he had seen inside a Syrian camp which has been under siege and bombardment for months. Feb 27, 2014

St Peter's colonnade unveiled after five-year restoration

Scaffolding around the famous 17th-century marble colonnade on St Peter's Square designed by architect and sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini was taken down this week following a five-year restoration. Duration: 00:41 Feb 27, 2014

Russian gay couple marry in Buenos Aires

Dimitri and Alexander Zaitsev Eremeev, a couple of Russian homosexuals who left the country before the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, were married on Tuesday in Buenos Aires, where they intend to live now and denounce anti-gay Russian legislation. Feb 27, 2014

Italy's captain Schettino returns to site of disaster

Residents of Italy's Giglio Island reacted with mixed emotions on Wednesday to the first return visit by captain Francesco Schettino since a tragedy in which 32 people on his Costa Concordia cruise ship died. Duration: 01:08 Feb 27, 2014

Abu Dhabi Air Expo kicks off for third year

The third Abu Dhabi Air Expo kicked off on Wednesday with a trade show of executive business jets, exhibits from over 170 companies specializing in aviation services and an aerobatic air show. Feb 27, 2014

Ukraine to unveil unity cabinet, disband riot police

Ukraine's new pro-Western leaders pledged to unveil a unity cabinet Wednesday after disbanding the feared riot police as they sought to build confidence in the splintered and economically ravaged ex-Soviet state. Duration: 01:23 Feb 27, 2014

Development work will solve people's problems: Rajasthan PWD Minister

Sawai Madhopur, Feb 26 (ANI): Rajasthan's Public Works Department Minister Yunus Khan during his Sarkar Aapke Dwar or 'Government at your door step' campaign recently visited more than a dozen villages like Morpa, Barnala, Dabur, Khedli, Sitod, Koela in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. During his visit, Khan enquired about the problems of the area and while talking to villagers said that the government is with them in their day to day problems Feb 26, 2014

Development work will solve peoples problems: Rajasthan PWD Minister

Sawai Madhopur, Feb 26 (ANI): Rajasthan’s Public Works Department Minister Yunus Khan during his Sarkar Aapke Dwar or ‘Government at your door step’ campaign recently visited more than a dozen villages like Morpa, Barnala, Dabur, Khedli, Sitod, Koela in Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. During his visit, Khan enquired about the problems of the area and while talking to villagers said that the government is with them in their day to day problems Feb 26, 2014