World's finest viola presented in Hong Kong

The world's greatest viola, the "Macdonald" made by Antonio Stradivari in 1719, is presented in Hong Kong after Sotheby's opened a sealed bid process for the instrument, with bids expected in excess of $45 million. Duration: 00:58 Apr 4, 2014

Endless food emergency in the Sahel

People living in the Sahel region of Africa face a food crisis for fourth consecutive year, and at the Mauritanian-Senegalese border food shortages are frequent. Duration: 00:40 Apr 4, 2014

Europe must remain vigilant over Russian troops: UK

"Europe must not relax" over the crisis in Ukraine as Russian troops have made only "a token withdrawal" from the border, British Foreign Secretary Wlliam Hague said Friday. Duration: 00:48 Apr 4, 2014

Thai Red Shirts mobilise to defend besieged PM

With a flurry of punches and kicks, hundreds of Thai "Red Shirts" undergo self-defence drills as they mobilise to protect the embattled government, stoking fears of a dangerous new phase of civil conflict. Duration: 00:57 Apr 4, 2014

Malians concerned over ebola outbreak

Several west African countries geared up on Friday to tackle killer haemorraghic fevers including Ebola, which has claimed more than 80 lives in Guinea and just seen suspect cases emerge in Mali, after Liberia and Sierra Leone. Duration: 01:14 Apr 4, 2014

Kenyan police, Muslim youth clash in Mombasa

Worshippers clash with police following Friday prayers at Martyr’s Mosque in Mombasa. Tension was high after the killing of hardline Kenyan cleric Abubakar Shariff Ahmed on Tuesday. Duration: 00:41 Apr 4, 2014

Ukraine dashes Darth Vader's presidential hopes

Darth Vader's run for president of Ukraine ended ingloriously Thursday when election officials said the man posing as the iconic movie villain might actually be an electrician named Viktor Shevchenko. Duration: 00:57 Apr 4, 2014

Election the talk of the town in Kabul beauty parlour

Behind the opaque windows of a beauty parlour in Kabul, the presidential election is a prime subject of conversation among clients dropping in for manicures, eyebrow grooming and massages. Duration: 01:34 Apr 4, 2014

Police tighten security as Maoists threaten residents of Jharkhand to boycott polls

Simdega, April 04 (ANI): Police have deployed additional forces in Maoists hotbed in Jharkhand after rebels threatened the residents to boycott parliamentary polls. Threat looms large over many villages in Simdega district as rebels wrote on the walls of the schools and other voting centres, forcing people not to step out of their houses on the poll day. However, police has assured that adequate steps are being taken to foil any attempts by rebels. Maoists say they are fighting for the rights of poor farmers and landless labourers. Apr 4, 2014

Badalta Manzar (April 04, 2014): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

Inspector General of Police Rajesh Kumar along with DIG Shakeel Ahmed Beig of Jammu launched ‘Smart 24x7’- a Mobile based security Application at Police Control Room for the state. Although it has been more than 11 days since the last snowfall in Kashmir valley, but the locals are still facing hardships caused post snowfall. The authorities in Shopian district which received some 4 feet of snow cleared the roads for vehicular movement but during the process, they dumped the snow on the roadsides which is now causing heavy traffic jams and inconvenience to the commuters. Many houses got damaged due to flash flood in the canal of Upper Sindh power project Phase-II in New Colony Gund in Ganderbal district of Kashmir Valley. Water entered in many residential houses and damaged them very badly. Apr 4, 2014

AAP releases national manifesto, political parties react

New Delhi, April 04 (ANI): After Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal released national manifesto, political parties looked down upon it. Congress Leader Meem Afzal said that AAP has become 'Khaas Aadmi Party' and that their graph is going down rapidly and that the party will not gain votes in future. Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal said that AAP manifesto is like trying to save oneself from drowning. Further, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that the party by its recent actions has upset him. Apr 4, 2014