Implats miners in S.Africa 'eager' for strike: union

South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) threatens strikes across the platinum and gold sectors if employers refuse to give in to demands for higher pay. Duration: 01:04 Jan 15, 2014

Dozens killed in spate of attacks in Iraq

A wave of attacks in Iraq, including a series of coordinated car bombs in Baghdad, killed 46 people Wednesday as militants took more territory from security forces in crisis-hit Anbar province. Duration: 00:34 Jan 15, 2014

Trinamool MP Somen Mitra resigns

Kolkata, Jan 15 (ANI): Dissident Trinamool Congress MP Somen Mitra on Wednesday resigned from his Lok Sabha seat. Accusing the Trinamool Congress leadership of "speaking the language of Hitler's Nazi regime" and deviating from the promises it made to the people before coming to power, Mitra is all set to re-join the Congress party. Reacting over this TMC leader Madan Mitra said that his party is happy with the resignation of Somen Mitra. Jan 15, 2014

Nursery Admissions: Delhi High Court reserves order

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved order on petition of Action Committee of Unaided Recognized Private Schools for staying LG's order on nursery admission process. Lawyer Ashok Aggarwal on Wednesday said that the division bench has heard the issues of nursery schools and the court has reserved the orders which it can pronounce in two or three days. He further said that the verdict will be for the welfare of students. Jan 15, 2014

South Korea activists launch leaflets into North

South Korean activists launch thousands of anti-Pyongyang leaflets and Wikipedia-loaded USB keys across the border, despite previous North Korean threats to shell the "human scum" involved. Duration: 00:35 Jan 15, 2014

Pakistan gang rape inspires New York opera

Inspired by the horrific gang rape of illiterate Pakistani woman Mukhtar Mai on orders of a village council, "Thumbprint" is a $150,000 production currently having an eight-night run in a basement theater in Manhattan. Duration: 01:03 Jan 15, 2014

Two wounded as shots fired on Bangkok protest

Two people are wounded in a shooting at an opposition rally in Bangkok as protest leaders prepare to march through the city in their bid to oust the premier. Duration: 00:58 Jan 15, 2014

Nation needs strong leadership to bridge trust deficit: Narendra Modi

Gandhinagar, Jan 15 (ANI): BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, said on Wednesday that the nation lacked trust in the leadership and that there was a need for bold, proper decision-making, skill development and capacity-building to bridge the trust deficit in the country. Speaking at FIICI meet in Gandhinagar, Modi took a dig at the ruling Congress government and said that there should be determination and will to take decisions but the ruling government has been shirking from responsibilities. Addressing the business leaders, Modi said that the BJP would consider their suggestions on tax reforms. Jan 15, 2014

Centre tells SC, will cancel 41 coal block allocations between 1993 -2009

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): The Central Government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it will cancel 41 coal blocks allocated in period between 1993 and 2009. The Supreme Court, which is examining the status report filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the coal block allocation scam, asked the Centre about parameters followed by the screening committee in allocating coal blocks. Jan 15, 2014

BJP is a loser: Somnath Bharti on BJP asking for his resignation

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday staged a protest demanding the resignation of AAP leader and Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti, who had been pulled up by a court for tampering with evidence in a case he handled last year. The demonstration was led by BJP leader Aarti Mehra, and people raised slogans against the law minister. Jan 15, 2014

Opposition mocks Congress pitching Rahul Gandhi as anti-graft hero for 2014 polls

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday ridiculed the new posters showcasing Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, as the anti-corruption hero for the 2014 general elections. The posters also mention the nine legislations which Gandhi has been keen on that include the Whistleblowers Bill and amendments to Prevention of Corruption Act. Communist Party of India leader Atul Anjan, said that the ruling Congress is a puzzled party and has never come in clear with their strategies and plans before the public. Meanwhile, JD (U) leader Ali Anwar, said that the Congress party is known for following dynastic politics and only takes care of a family's interests. Jan 15, 2014

Mayawati claims rival parties trying to prevent rise of 'dalit ki beti', SP slams

Firozabad, Jan 15 (ANI): Samajwadi Party condemned BSP chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati for her remark that the Congress, BJP and Samajwadi Party (SP) were all working to prevent her, a Dalit woman, from rising in politics. Talking to mediapersons, SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav said that Mayawati isn't celebrating her birthday because of Muzaffarnagar riots, but spending 1000cr on rally and this has exposed her real face. Jan 15, 2014

Supreme Court issues notice to respondents in sexual assault case

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice on the writ petition filed by a law intern to all the respondents including former judge, Swatanter Kumar, who has been accused of sexual harassment. The young law graduate had filed a petition in the Supreme Court against Kumar, seeking an enquiry and forum into the case. The petitioner's lawyer, Vrinda Grover said that a notice has been issued to the Secretary General of the Supreme Court, Swatanter Kumar and Attorney General as well. Jan 15, 2014