French, US foreign ministers hail bilateral ties

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius was welcomed to Washington by US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday, with both men hailing the many international issues their countries cooperate on. Duration: 01:08 Jan 8, 2000

Ailing BlackBerry fights back with budget smartphone

BlackBerry launches a new budget handset in Indonesia, one of its last bastions, in the hope it will take off in emerging markets and stem a decline in the smartphone maker's fortunes. Duration: 01:12 Jan 12, 2000

Pistorius mental health in question

A judge will rule on Wednesday whether Oscar Pistorius will be committed to one month of psychiatric tests to establish if he has a "general anxiety disorder," as his murder trial reaches its climax. Duration: 01:21 Jan 21, 2000

Deadly Turkey mine collapse leaves hundreds trapped

At least 157 miners have been killed and more than 200 remain trapped underground after an explosion and fire in a coal mine in the western Turkish province of Manisa on Tuesday, officials said. Duration: 01:18 Jan 19, 2000

Politicos view Obama's statement as compliment to nation's democracy

New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Political leaders greeted US President Barack Obama's reiteration that the White House looks forward to working with India's new government as a compliment to Indian democracy. Obama commended India on the success of holding the largest democratic election on Monday (May 12), and added that the US looks forward to working with the new government. Media relations RSS, Ram Madhav viewed the statement of the American President as a compliment to Indian democracy. Congress leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi commented on the respect that India commands globally, citing the peaceful manner in which the election was conducted in the world's biggest democracy. However, BJP leader Balbir Punj said that the statement is no concession, rather an admission of error of judgement towards Narendra Modi. May 14, 2014

NDA will get 300 seats in LS, 55 in UP: Amit Shah

New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is tipped to form the next government with many exit polls projecting a clear majority for the coalition in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections. BJP leader and a close confidant of the party's prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah claimed that the NDA would get seats close to 300, with Uttar Pradesh contributing the maximum of 50-55 seats to the final tally. May 14, 2014

Prepared for volatility after record surge in markets: RBI Chief

New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Indian markets are so confident the BJP led by Narendra Modi will win the country's elections that brokers fear anything short of a decisive victory could spark the worst sell-off in years. Reacting over this, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan said that measures are in place to check any kind of volatility in the markets in next few days. Rajan said this after meeting Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who asked regulators to remain alert and take necessary actions to curb excessive volatility. Exit polls for the world's biggest election indicate that voters have turfed out the coalition government led by the Congress party, which has presided over a slump in economic growth and been troubled by a string of corruption scandals. May 14, 2014

Security guards detain one anticipating security threat to Mahabodhi temple

Bodhgaya, May 14 (ANI): The district police of Gaya in Bihar detained a visitor anticipating a security threat over his controversial remark after being barred from entering the Mahabodhi temple premises with his mobile phone. The Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee (BTMC) detained the visitor-a monk, Aanand from Maharashtra, when he insisted on carrying his mobile phone inside the temple premises, despite safety restrictions. He was barred by the security authorities, which led to an altercation and the monk reportedly said that another bomb blast would take place at the temple. However, the detained Aanand denied all allegations when asked about his threat of a bomb blast. May 14, 2014

At least 200 dead, several injured after coal mine explosion in Turkey

Turkey, May 14 (ANI): A fire caused by a transformer explosion at a coal mine in Western Turkey early Wednesday has left at least 200 workers dead and scores injured. Energy Ministry Taner Yildiz said 787 people had been inside the mine at Soma in Manisa province when an electrical fault triggered the blast. Rescuers worked through the night to try to reach hundreds more miners still trapped underground. Almost 363 of those trapped had been rescued. Rescue workers pumped oxygen into the mine to keep those trapped by the blaze alive, as thousands of family members and fellow workers, clamoring for information, gathered outside the town's hospital. May 14, 2014