S.Sudan delegation heads for talks 'without agenda'

South Sudan's warring parties gathered in Ethiopia Thursday for peace talks aimed at ending nearly three weeks of a conflict that has left thousands dead in the world's newest nation. Duration: 00:54 Jan 3, 2014

Radio station provides voice for Syrian opposition

From their radio studio in Istanbul, a tiny group of Syrian exiles is determined to keep broadcasting "uncensored" news back to those trapped in the country's brutal civil war. Duration: 02:15 Jan 3, 2014

Kerry pushes on Mideast peace amid growing tension

US Secretary of State John Kerry met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday as he pushed a framework for Middle East peace talks, amid growing tension with the Palestinians. Jan 3, 2014

Schumacher still 'stable' but critical as wife visits

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher remains "stable" but critical condition Thursday after four nights in hospital with severe brain injuries following a skiing accident in the French Alps. His wife Corinna visited him in Grenoble. Duration: 00:36 Jan 3, 2014

Gecko-inspired wall-crawling robot steps towards cosmos

A wall-crawling robot inspired by the gecko has taken a step towards a future in space, scientists say. The prototype could be the forerunner of automatons which crawl over the hulls of spacecraft, the European Space Agency said. Duration: 00:34 Jan 3, 2014

Iraqi forces bomb Anbar militants after attacks

A video released by the Iraqi Ministry of Defence showed aircraft bombings targets in the Anbar desert after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki reversed a decision to withdraw soldiers from cities in the trouble Sunni Arab province. Duration: 00:36 Jan 2, 2014

Brazilian chef brings food to life with flavours from the Amazon

He is one of the world's newest cooking stars -- the Brazilian chef Alex Atala and his restaurant D.O.M. have just been named sixth in the world by the British magazine Restaurant. His speciality: flavours of the Amazonian rainforest. Duration: 01:45 Jan 2, 2014

Congress says it will back AAP as long as it works for welfare of Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 2 (ANI): Newly-appointed Delhi Congress Chief Arvinder Singh Lovely on Thursday stated that his party is supporting AAP to ensure the development of Delhi. He further said his party will support AAP in its move against corruption. Taking a dig at BJP's Harsh Vardhan, Lovely said that that he is being selective in his outrage towards corruption. Lovely asked Kejriwal to take stern action against corruption in MCD. Jan 2, 2014

India, Maldives agree to boost cooperation in maritime security, vow to foster relations

New Delhi, Jan 2 (ANI): India and Maldives on Thursday agreed on a roadmap to boost cooperation in maritime security along the Indian Ocean, following a delegation-level meet between visiting President, Yameen Abdul Gayoom and Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, in New Delhi. President Gayoom is on a four-day trip to India, which ends on January 04. Addressing mediapersons, Gayoom said that the countries in the Indian Ocean region must resolve issues concerning the maritime security. Gayoom said that he and his council of ministers were committed to boost bilateral ties with India and improve relations, keeping aside the past disputes. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, said that India has agreed to provide a stand-by credit facility of 25 billion US dollars to Maldives for importing products from New Delhi. Jan 2, 2014

CBI probe should continue in AgustaWestland scam even after cancellation: Defence Expert

New Delhi, Jan 02 (ANI): Retired Lieutenant General PN Hoon on Thursday said that even though India has cancelled the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, there should be a CBI inquiry to expose all the wrongdoings in the deal and the people involved. India cancelled the controversial Rs. 3,600-crore contract for 12 helicopters meant for VVIPs with UK-based AgustaWestland amid allegations that deal was riddled with kickbacks on Wednesday. The announcement came after a meeting between Defence Minister AK Antony and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday. The defence ministry has said that the "violation of a pre-contract integrity pact" led to the decision. Jan 2, 2014