Relatives help Ukraine sailors blocked by Russian fleet

Russian sailors are blocking their Ukrainian counterparts in Sevastopol from leaving port, with the Ukrainian crews effectively prisoners on board their own ships, and relying on help relatives on land for help. Duration: 01:01 Mar 13, 2014

Misery mounts in drought-hit southeast Pakistan

Two-month-old Mangal succumbs to pneumonia in Mithi, southeast Pakistan, the latest victim of a deadly web of drought, disease and malnutrition in one of the country's most deprived regions. Duration: 01:44 Mar 13, 2014

Catholic clerics elect new top bishop in Spain

Roman Catholic clerics in Spain elected Monsignor Ricardo Blasquez Perez, 71, as the country's top bishop, naming him head of the Episcopal Conference of Spain. Duration: 01:00 Mar 13, 2014

British PM in Israel to discuss peace talks and Iran

British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Israel on Wednesday for a two-day visit during which he will meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders to discuss the peace talks and Iran. Duration: 00:38 Mar 12, 2014

Chhattisgarh Maoist attack: Shinde, Raman Singh pay homage to martyrs

Raipur, Mar 12 (ANI): Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday paid homage to martyrs killed in Sukma Maoist attack. Earlier condemning the Maoist attack on security forces in Chhattisgarh, Shinde had warned that the Centre will take the Naxals head on. Mar 12, 2014

Politicos on Rift in AAP

New Delhi, March 12 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party leader Shazia Ilmi's refusal to contest from Rae Bareli against Congress President Sonia Gandhi has sparked speculation of a growing dissent within the Arvind Kejriwal-led party. The dissent is said to be around the ticket distribution for the Lok Sabha polls. Reportedly, there was speculation of Ilmi contesting elections from Rae Bareli. However, Ilmi cleared the air on a social networking site by tweeting "I am not contesting from Rae Bareli. I never agreed to nor do I now ... I've been denying this for the last two months." This has given rise to speculation of a rising rift within the AAP party with many of its leaders leaving the party or turning rebels. Adding to the speculation, Kumar Vishwas tweeted a poetic verse, which to many indicated a rift with the party. Vishwas, however was quick to clarify that he is not 'upset' with his party. Mar 12, 2014

BJP and Congress can together sell the country: Mamata Banerjee

New Delhi, March 12 (ANI): Days after extending his support to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, social activist Anna Hazare skipped a scheduled joint rally at the Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on Wednesday citing ill health. Following Anna's last-minute withdrawal, Mamata addressed the Trinamool Congress rally alone. While addressing the rally she hit out at the BJP Congress and left. She said that CPM, BJP and Congress all tried to suppress her, but she won't be suppressed. She added that the BJP and Congress can together sell the country. Mar 12, 2014

Jagdambika Pal attacks Salman Khurshid, says he cheated handicaps

New Delhi, March 12 (ANI): Launching a scathing attack against Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid, former Congress leader Jagadambika Pal said that the Zakir Hussain Memorial trust that is being run by Khurshid and his wife has cheated many handicaps, as it forged signatures and stamps of senior officials depriving physically challenged people of their due. Mar 12, 2014

SC asks Law Commission to define hate speeches

New Delhi, March 12 (ANI): Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Law Commission to look into the issue of hate speeches being made by political, social and religious outfit leaders and consider framing guidelines to regulate such provocative statements. The SC passed the order, in response to a PIL filed by NGO Pravasi Bhalai Sanghatan. Petitioner, Avinash Kumar Singh said that the hate speeches made by the political leaders are done to claim personal political gains. Singh also added that the PIL contains name of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Chief Raj Thackeray and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Akbaruddin Owaisi. Mar 12, 2014

Congress vows to counter Maoist attacks

New Delhi, March 12 (ANI): Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala, on Wednesday said that the government was committed and capable enough to counter the Maoist attacks. Surjewala condemned the Maoist attacks in Chhatisgarh that killed 16 security personnel involved in a mine clearing operation. Meanwhile, Congress leader lamented the attacks on soldiers and common citizens of the country. Mar 12, 2014