One dead as cyclone skims France's Reunion island

One person died and 15 were injured after a cyclone packing winds of 150 kilometres (95 miles) an hour brushed by the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion on Thursday. Duration: 00:31 Jan 4, 2014

Three dead as Cambodian police open fire on protesters

Cambodian police opened fire on protesting garment workers Friday, killing at least three people, as the kingdom's strongman premier faced growing public anger on the streets of the capital. Duration: 00:42 Jan 3, 2014

Snowstorm slams northeastern United States

Snow, high winds and a glacial chill hit the northeastern United States Friday as a blast of brutal wintry weather bore down on many states and major cities. Duration: 01:14 Jan 3, 2014

Odisha to enact Lokayukta Act within a month: Naveen

Bhubaneswar, Jan 03 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced setting up of a Lokayukta in the state within a month. The Chief Minister made the announcement after the state cabinet approved a proposal in this regard. Claiming that his government always took tough, effective and exemplary steps in tackling corruption, Patnaik said that improving transparency and delivery of public services were the priority of his government. Jan 3, 2014

Unrest feared as Bangladesh holds 'farce' vote

Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is certain to cement her grip on power this Sunday at elections boycotted by her rivals and shunned by the West. Duration: 00:38 Jan 3, 2014

Experts survey scene after Beirut blast kills four

Lebanese security forces continued to guard the area a day after a car bomb killed four people in south Beirut, the fourth attack to hit the Hezbollah bastion since the Shiite group announced its intervention in Syria last year. Duration: 00:42 Jan 3, 2014

Rural women in Tripura being trained to help them become self employed

Tripura, Jan 3 (ANI): These women are being trained to make incense sticks at the Gandhigram Craft Processing Centre in West Tripura. The centre is a women run cluster that aims to bring economic development and generate employment by utilizing the bamboo resources of the state. It started the training programme recently with an aim to generate employment and provide adequate income to the rural women. It has trained over 380 women till now. Jan 3, 2014

We have a young leadership of Rahul Gandhi: Khurshid

New Delhi, Jan 3 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday reiterated that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will be leading his party's campaign in the 2014 general elections and added that it has been a unique experience for him to serve under Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Jan 3, 2014

BJP hits out at PM over corruption, telecom scam

New Delhi, Jan 03 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), lashed out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday over corruption and failure to come clean on the telecom scam, which has been a blot on his government. BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said that the Congress Party, under Singh's governance has not acted against those involved in the telecom scam. Jan 3, 2014

It happens: Handicraft Fair

Siliguri, Jan 3 (ANI): A vast variety of exquisite, traditional artifacts by more than 400 artisans from across India's eastern West Bengal state attracts a steady stream of visitors to the ongoing handicraft fair. The month-long exhibition organised by the state government aims at providing a platform to small-scale artisans where they can showcase their products and provide a boost to their business which is not exposed to bigger markets. The artisans proudly displayed the fruits of their labour. A wide array of ethnic products including hand embroidered products, Tibetan art products, wooden items and a wide array clay and mud items were displayed at various stalls. The fair offers a unique opportunity to the people of the state to have direct interaction with the artisans and weavers from all over the country and purchase goods without any middle men. Jan 3, 2014