Speeding train kills 8 in Andhra Pradesh

Vizag, Nov 3 (ANI): A speeding train in Andhra Pradesh ran over eight passengers of another train as the victims hurried down from their train due to alleged rumour of fire on Saturday. The passengers travelling in the train enroute ‘Dhanbad-Allapuza’ were run over by the Rayagada-Vijayawada fast passenger. One of the passengers said that as the rumours spread, passengers got scared and pulled the chain of the train, bringing it to a halt and they got down from the train from both sides. And another train, which was coming from the right side, ran over the passengers. A top official of the Railways confirmed the death toll. Meanwhile, another passenger shared details of the tragic incident. Nov 3, 2013

India's Border troops greet counterparts of Bangladesh on Diwali

Dinajpur, Oct 3 (ANI): Troops of India's paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF), stationed along the India-Bangladesh border, celebrated Diwali and exchanged sweets with security personnel of Bangladesh. Border guards posted at southern Dinajpur under Darjeeling district of West-Bengal presented a box of sweets to their opposite members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB). The jawans lighted up candles, earthen lamps and burst crackers. There was huge sense of enjoyment and enthusiasm among the jawans to observe the auspicious occasion as their primary duty is to maintain the security and peace in the border areas. Troopers of both sides hugged each other and shook hands. Nov 3, 2013

Gonojagoron Mancha demands execution of death sentence for war criminals

Dhaka, Nov 3 (ANI): The activists of Bangladesh's Gonojagoron Mancha are demanding execution of death sentence for 1971 war criminals. The activists participated in a rally in Dhaka to highlight their demand for quick execution of the tried criminals. Blood-letting erupted across the country at the end of February when the war crimes tribunal gave death sentence to a top leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami. Earlier on October 09, Bangladesh's war crimes tribunal handed a life sentence to Alim, a former opposition lawmaker. The 82-year-old was found guilty on nine charges relating to crimes against humanity, arson and looting during Bangladesh's 1971 War of Independence. Nov 3, 2013

Mandela's daughter says biopic stirs emotions

Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi says it was "therapeutic" to watch the biopic of her father's life, 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom', which premieres in South Africa on Sunday. Duration: 01:38 Nov 2, 2013

Pro-Thaksin Thai MPs pass amnesty bill

Political tensions flare in Thailand after lawmakers approved a controversial amnesty that critics fear would allow fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra to return, triggering fresh street protests in the capital. Duration: 02:40 Nov 2, 2013

Japan, Russia hold first diplomatic-defence talks

The foreign and defence ministers of Japan and Russia agree to cooperate in fighting terrorism and piracy as the neighbours, still at odds over territorial woes, hold an unprecedented security dialogue. Duration: 00:54 Nov 2, 2013

Greeks react to Golden Dawn killings

Greeks react on Saturday morning after gunmen opened fire outside the offices of Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party in Athens late Friday, killing two men and injuring a third. Duration: 00:41 Nov 2, 2013

Police probe motive after deadly LA airport shooting

Police are looking for a motive after a gunman opened fire with an assault rifle at Los Angeles International Airport, killing a security agent, creating scenes of chaos and causing widespread flight disruptions. Duration: 01:51 Nov 2, 2013

A dream ends, illegals rush to leave Saudi El Dorado

Thousands of illegal foreigners, mostly unskilled workers from Asia's poorer countries, are rushing to leave Saudi Arabia before an amnesty expires on Sunday and they risk being fined, or even jailed. Duration: 00:42 Nov 2, 2013

India slams Sri Lanka for unilateral stand on issue of human rights violations

Chennai, Nov 02 (ANI): Union Finance Minister, P Chidambaram on Saturday slammed Sri Lankan government for its unilateral stand on the issue of human rights violations, amid speculations of Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh's participation in the Commonwealth Heads Meeting in Colombo. Chidambaram met DMK chief M Karunanidhi in Chennai to discuss about Singh participating in the meeting. Chidambaram said that human rights violations should be thoroughly investigated. Earlier on October 24, the government of Tamil Nadu moved a resolution in the state assembly, demanding India to boycott the meet in Colombo as a mark of protest against the war crimes committed by Sri Lankan regime on Tamils. Moving the resolution, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa insisted the central government to seek suspension of Sri Lanka from CHOGM. Nov 2, 2013

BJP calls Nitish dehati aurat, Congress calls it unfortunate

New Delhi, Nov 02 (ANI): Even as senior BJP leader Giriraj Singh today said that like a “dehati aurat” Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar was quarrelling with BJP’s PM candidate, Narendra Modi out of “jealousy”, the Congress on Saturday called it most unfortunate. Nov 2, 2013