Merkel agrees coalition with Social Democrats

German Chancellor Angela Merkel agrees to form a coalition government with campaign rivals the Social Democrats, two months after her conservatives won elections but fell short of a full majority. Duration: 01:02 Nov 28, 2013

Obama stops by Hollywood, visits DreamWorks studio

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday visited DreamWorks Animation in Glendale, a northern LA suburb, for a tour of the studio that produced the hit franchises "Shrek," "Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda. Duration: 00:40 Nov 27, 2013

Crowds besiege a government building in Bangkok

Crowds besiege the Department of Special Investigation in Bangkok to challenge Yingluck and her exiled brother, ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, in the biggest protests since mass street rallies in 2010 that turned deadly. Duration: 00:39 Nov 27, 2013

China looks to calm fears over disputed islands

China moves to allay fears that its air defence identification zone around islands in the East China Sea is not a provocation after the US and Japan slam Beijing for escalating tensions in the region. Duration: 02:20 Nov 27, 2013

Politicians slam memoirs of former lawmaker Pappu Yadav

New Delhi, Nov 27 (ANI): An autobiography “Drohkaal ka Pathik written by former Bihar MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav has drawn flak from country’s leaders for making sensational claims that three other lawmakers of his party received money to join the then central ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in 2001. Yadav alleged that three leaders of his Indian Federal Democratic Party got money courtesy then finance minister, Yashwant Sinha, to join the BJP-led NDA. According to media reports, Sinha denied the allegations and refused to comment on them. In his book he also alleged that during the July 2008 trust vote, both the Congress and BJP had offered Rs. 40 crore each to lawmakers for their support. Meanwhile, senior JD-U leader K. C. Tyagi, said that to believe a person like Yadav – who has several criminal charges against him – is not advisable. Nov 27, 2013

Mediasarkar files criminal defamation case against Kejriwal, colleagues

New Delhi, Nov 27 (ANI): Media portal mediasarkar.com which conducted a sting on Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates on Wednesday filed a criminal defamation case against AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and four other colleagues. Mediasarkar head Anuranjan Jha named Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Shazia Ilmi, Kumar Vishwas and Yogendra Yadav in the case. Nov 27, 2013

Goa police summons Tarun Tejpal by 3 pm tomorrow

Mumbai/Goa /Jammu, Nov 27 (ANI): Goa DIG OP Mishra on Thursday informed that the investigative officer in the sexual assault case has asked Tehelka Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal to appear before the Goa Police by Friday 3 pm. Meanwhile politicos and legal adviser have lashed out at Tarun Tejpal, who is accused of molesting a fellow journalist, for politicizing the entire sex scandal on Wednesday. In a matter of days, Tejpal switched his statements about the scandal. He had earlier apologized for the act and then switched to saying that the accusations were false. He also blamed the BJP for hatching the conspiracy. Deputy Chief Minister of Goa Francis D’Souza ridiculed Tejpal and said that the matter doesn’t have to do with any political party. Legal Adviser Shyam Keswani said that Tejpal is trying to escape the legal consequences by filing his bail petition in Delhi and not in Goa where the assault happened allegedly. Nov 27, 2013

Tarun Tejpal had relations within both Congress and BJP: Khurshid

Jaipur, Nov 27 (ANI): Even as Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj lashed out at Congress, saying a Union Cabinet Minister, indirectly referring to HRD Minister, Kapil Sibal was "shielding" former Tehelka Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal, Union Foreign Minister, Salman Khurshid on Wednesday said that Tejpal had relations within both Congress and the BJP. Nov 27, 2013

Sleepless night for doctor couple after sentence of life imprisonment by Court

Ghaziabad, Nov 27 (ANI): Convicted dentist couple, Rajesh and Nupur Talwar spent a sleepless night in prison after a CBI special court sentenced them to life imprisonment on Tuesday for murdering their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and a servant five years ago, thus concluding a sensational trial on which public opinion remains sharply divided. The CBI had sought death penalty for the couple. Superintendent of Dasna Jail, Vireshraj Sharma said on Wednesday (November 27) that the couple was being given psychological therapy. Nov 27, 2013

Biman Bose on Kunal Ghoshs video

Kolkata, Nov 27 (ANI): CPI (M) leader Biman Bose on Wednesday demanded CBI inquiry into the Shardha chit fund scam, a day after a 36-minute video of Rajya Sabha MP and suspended Trinamool Congress member Kunal Ghosh put TMC in great embarrassment. In the video, Ghosh has directly linked chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Trinamool’s national general secretary Mukul Roy with the Saradha chit fund scam that has been rocking the state for the last eight months. The 36-minute video recorded earlier was broadcast on a local Bengali channel on Tuesday. Nov 27, 2013

Rape of women is another form of terrorism: BJP

Allahabad, Nov 27 (ANI): Stepping up its attack on Tehelka magazine editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday described rape of women as another form of terrorism. Tejpal, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a junior Tehelka colleague in a Goa hotel earlier this month, had on Monday filed a petition before the high court alleging that there was conspiracy behind the allegations of sexual assault, that the woman journalist was lying, and described the incident as a 'light hearted banter'. Nov 27, 2013

At least six killed in blasts near Kudankulam

Kudankulam, Nov 27 (ANI): Two powerful country-made bombs exploded in coastal village of Idinthakarai near Kudankulam nuclear power plant of Tamil Nadu killing at least 6 persons and critically injuring three others. The bombs were allegedly stocked by some villagers following a clash with another group. Three houses caved in due to the impact of the explosion. Police said that death toll could rise, as some of the people were feared to be trapped under the debris. Police and rescue teams reached the spot and rushed the injured to nearby hospital. According to reports, the blasts took place when bombs exploded accidentally while they were being assembled at a house in Idinthakarai village. A case has been filed against activist Udhayakumar, who fronted the lengthy local campaign against the Kudankulam plant. Nov 27, 2013