Prayers for Mandela in Soweto Catholic church

Mourners crowd into the Regina Mundi Catholic church in the once blacks-only township of Soweto to pay their last respects to former South African president Nelson Mandela. Duration: 01:10 Dec 8, 2013

Government's policy inspires top Maoist leader to surrender

Ranchi, Dec 08 (ANI): Inspired by the policy of the government, a top Maoist leader, Kundan Pahan Ramesh surrendered while police arrested another Maoist in Ranchi. Ramesh admitted before the Ranchi police how he was rightly influenced by the government's policy, which helped him surrender. He decided to quit violence and return to the social mainstream as they were disillusioned by the torture and harassment. Meanwhile, one Maoist was arrested in an operation in the Khunti district of Jharkhand. Dec 8, 2013

BJP will work for Rajasthan's development unlike Congress' corrupt ways: Vasundhara Raje

Jaipur, Dec 08 (ANI): After BJP swept the Rajasthan Assembly polls, BJP's state CM candidate Vasundhara Raje said that the party will work for the development of the state unlike Congress who had deteriorated the state with its mis-governance and corruption. She said that the all party workers will work for the purpose; difficulties may come but all will have to go on without stopping in front of these difficulties. Raje also thanked the people of the state and BJP workers who made such drastic victory possible. Dec 8, 2013

Ukraine's pro-EU protests draw 200,000 in Kiev

Some 200,000 pro-EU protesters massed in Kiev on Sunday for a new demonstration aimed at wringing concessions from President Viktor Yanukovych in a bitter confrontation over a rejected EU deal. Dec 8, 2013

Anti-corruption leader unseats Delhi chief minister

A stunning performance by a new anti-corruption party helped topple India's ruling Congress in elections to New Delhi's state assembly on Sunday. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was unseated by Arvind Kejriwal, leader of the Aam Aadmi Party. Dec 8, 2013

Common people changed politics, Delhi polls historic one: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Dec 08 (ANI): As debutant AAP came with a strong start in Delhi, AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal said that the party comprises of common people and have changed the way politics functions in many ways. He also said that the Delhi polls have been a historic one in many ways. Further, Kejriwal congratulated BJP for its victory and said that he doesn't have any personal rivalry with Sheila Dikshit and that AAP is only against corruption. He appealed that AAP leaders who came to power in many area of Delhi should work for the people as promised by the party. Dec 8, 2013

Regional leaders show anti-Congress mood

Mumbai, Dec 08 (ANI): Leaders of regional parties have opined that there is an anti-Congress wave in the nation, as people are fed up of the Congress, and have voted in hope for change. Dec 8, 2013

Happy with AAP's performance: Anna Hazare on Delhi Polls

Ralegan Siddhi, Dec 8 (ANI): With Aam Aadmi Party giving a tough competition to BJP in Delhi, social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday expressed happiness over AAP's performance in the Delhi elections. Hazare, however, cautioned Arvind Kejriwal against allying with any other party. Dec 8, 2013

Confident of gaining majority votes in Delhi, won't support AAP: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi, Dec 08 (ANI): As the Delhi Assembly polls counting are underway with BJP leading and AAP catching up closely, BJP leader Nitin Gadkari said that the party is confident of gaining majority votes and would not support or shake hands with AAP. Gadkari further said that the verdict clearly indicates a rejection of Congress party's leadership of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. He also said that AAP gave a tough fight in the elections but remained confident of majority votes in the constituency. Dec 8, 2013

AAP cut Congress votes that helped BJP secure seats: Shakeel Ahmad

New Delhi, Dec 8 (ANI): Congress general secretary in charge of its Delhi unit, Shakeel Ahmad, on Sunday said the party is shocked at the results of the assembly elections in Delhi, but said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has cut Congress' votes, due to which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could secure few more seats. He denied the 'Narendra Modi factor' influencing the voters, and said that the vote percentage of the saffron outfit would have gone up if the Modi factor had really kicked in. Dec 8, 2013