Steenkamp told Pistorius he sometimes scared her

Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp told the athlete she was sometimes scared of him in a text message sent less than three weeks before he shot her dead. Duration: 01:15 Mar 24, 2014

Dozens killed in shipwreck on Lake Albert

At least 98 people died when a boat capsized on Lake Albert, which lies between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said Monday. Duration: 00:46 Mar 24, 2014

Trial of Al-Jazeera journalists resumes in Cairo

The trial of three Al-Jazeera journalists resumed on Monday. The case, in which 17 others are also charged, has sparked an international outcry and fueled fears of a crackdown on the press by the military-installed authorities. Duration: 01:05 Mar 24, 2014

Ukraine orders Crimean troop withdrawal

Ukraine on Monday ordered its outnumbered troops to withdraw from Crimea following Moscow's lightning annexation of the peninsula as the Russian defence minister inspected military facilities there. Mar 25, 2014

El Salvadors gang truce falters as murder rate climbs

On March 9, 2012, the gangs MS-13 and Barrio 18 signed a truce to end violence in El Salvador, one of the world’s most dangerous countries. But two years later, the number of murders is increasing once again. Mar 24, 2014

Egypt court sentences 529 Morsi backers to death

A court ordered the execution of 529 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi after only two hearings on Monday, in the largest such sentencing in Egypt's modern history. Mar 24, 2014

Taiwan riot police retake govt HQ from protesters

Taiwan riot police dislodged hundreds of demonstrators who have stormed government headquarters, escalating a protest Monday over a China trade pact that has seen parliament occupied for nearly a week. Mar 24, 2014

Challenges ahead for Sheikh Hasina government

New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): Bangladesh’s new government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is facing a set of challenges after it won a violence-plagued election which was boycotted by the opposition BNP. Political analyst and scholar Smruti Pattanaik, in an exclusive interview to ANI, spoke about the challenges Hasina would have to tackle immediately, as head of government. Pattanaik further said that the BNP’s strategy of boycotting the election by calling continuous hartals and indulging in violence backfired. Pattanaik also said that the Sheikh Hasina government has popular support in its fight against the Islamic terrorism. Mar 24, 2014

Communal harmony at workplace

Jammu and Kashmir, Mar 24 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir is often described as a "Paradise on Earth". Besides being the destination of natural beauty, it is also known for religious tolerance and harmony between different communities that live in the region. This culture is the result of a synthesis of different religious beliefs and practices over centuries. It is also known as Kashmiriyat. A carpet manufacturing unit is an example of this fact. Here workers belonging to different communities work together and make the business a success. The Handloom Unit has been growing and expanding since its inception. Everyone works here in perfect harmony and religion has never come in the way of good relations between the workers. Mar 24, 2014

People from different faiths celebrate Urs of Sufi Saint with enthusiasm

Moradabad, Mar 24 (ANI): India is known for its amazing diversity. But, this does not come in the way of good relations between people of different faiths. This ethos is visible across the country. One such example comes from Moradabad city in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Here, the mausoleum of Hazrat Khawaja Sufi Mohammad Shah brings together people from different communities. Hazrat Khawaja's Urs has been celebrated every year for the past 56 years. And, it is believed that the saint fulfills all the wishes of his devotees. The respect and acceptance for other religions is clearly visible, as all celebrate the festival the occasion together. The mausoleum has kept alive the spirit of communal harmony, and is a perfect symbol of unity and brotherhood. Mar 24, 2014

SC allows defence personnel at peace stations to vote from that constituency

New Delhi, March 24 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that defence personnel stationed in peace stations as on January 2014 and till date may register themselves as general voters in such constituencies. The SC questioned the Election Commission for not allowing defence personnel to vote from the same constituency. Petitioner in the case, Neena Gokhale, said that EC had given condition that in these stations, who have resided with their family for three years or had a posting for three years can get the right, which too has been ruled out by the apex court. Mar 24, 2014

BJP faces flak for controversial slogan, says it was raised by supporters

NEW DELHI/ KARNATAKA/ MADHYA PRADESH, Mar 24 (ANI): BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday defended his party and gave justification regarding the controversial 'Har Har Modi Ghar Ghar Modi' slogan raised by the party. Naqvi said this is not the official slogan of BJP, in fact, it was spontaneously raised by the enthusiastic BJP supporters. Meanwhile other leaders of national and regional parties grabbed the opportunity to slam BJP for the slogan. Mar 24, 2014

JD (U) expels Sabir Ali for praising Narendra Modi

New Delhi, Mar 24, (ANI): The Janata Dal United on Monday expelled party leader Sabir Ali for praising BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi. According to reports, Ali had praised the policies of Modi. Ali, whose tenure in the Upper House ends in April, was earlier denied a berth in the House by the party. Mar 24, 2014