Sharapova returns to childhood tennis court in Sochi

Tennis star Maria Sharapova on Wednesday visited the Sochi tennis court where she first played the game as a child. A wall which Sharapova used to practise against has now been covered with a huge mural bearing her image. Duration: 01:12 Feb 6, 2014

Iraqi forces make slow progress in Ramadi

Iraqi security forces and pro-government tribal fighters are making slow progress in Ramadi, retaking several neighbourhoods that had been militant strongholds in recent days, according to officers and an AFP journalist. Duration: 00:30 Feb 6, 2014

UN watchdog slams Vatican's child abuse record

The UN denounced the Vatican on Wednesday for failing to stamp out systematic child abuse and called on the Church to remove all clergy suspected of raping or molesting children. Duration: 01:04 Feb 5, 2014

Ukraine activists steadfast despite Russian warnings

Protesters in Kiev have come up with a novel way to torment riot police -- blasting non-stop news from an opposition television channel projected onto a giant white sheet behind their barricade. Duration: 00:51 Feb 5, 2014

Chidambaram calls for utilisation of human and material resources for sustainable growth

New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Union Finance minister, P Chidambaram, delivering a key-note address at the three-day Business Conclave held in the capital on Wednesday emphasised on the need for efficient use of human and natural resources for sustainable growth rate in the country. He further said that the lives of most people in the country have improved but there is a glaring inequality creating a divide between the rich and the poor. Feb 5, 2014

Tewari on Narendra Modi: Even President's office is not spared to score political brownie points

New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Wednesday criticized Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for mentioning the name of President Pranab Mukherjee during his political rally in Kolkata. Tewari also said that august constitutional offices should not be dragged into controversies, and added that the sanctity of constitutional processes should be respected. Feb 5, 2014

Bangladesh opposition says 300 men killed, disappeared in a month

Dhaka, Feb 5 (ANI): The head of Bangladesh's largest opposition party, the BNP, Begum Khaleda Zia accused the Awami League government of being involved in the killing or disappearance of more than 300 activists around the time of the country's election. Zia said her party had details of 242 supporters who had been killed and 60 who had disappeared between December 26 and January 27, as well as another 22,000 who had been arrested. Feb 5, 2014

London Tube strike disrupts commute for millions

Millions of commuters in London faced delays and disruption on Wednesday after Tube staff went on strike over plans to close ticket offices on the subway train system. Duration: 00:51 Feb 5, 2014