LRA rebel chief Kony in Central Africa, wants to surrender

Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony -- one of the world's most elusive war criminals -- is currently in the Central African Republic according to the Central African Presidency, which says Kony wants to lay down his arms and surrender. Duration: 01:30 Nov 22, 2013

Israel's opposition Labour party elects new leader

Israel's opposition Labour party announced on Friday that its members have elected a new leader -- former government minister Isaac Herzog -- seen as more open to joining the right-leaning ruling coalition. Duration: 01:02 Nov 22, 2013

US commemorates JFK assassination's 50th anniversary

The United States paused Friday to remember President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Images at the John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame memorial in Arlington Cemetery. Duration: 00:32 Nov 22, 2013

Cyclone Helen makes landfall in coastal Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh, Nov 22 (ANI): Cyclone Helen, a severe cyclonic storm swirling over Bay of Bengal, crossed southern coast and made landfall near Machilipatnam district in Andhra Pradesh on Friday at around 2:15 pm with wind speeds upto 100-150 kilometres per hour, local authorities said. Disaster teams have been deployed in six districts - Nellore, Prakasam, Krishna, Guntur, East and West Godavari. Helen is a low intensity cyclone in comparison to Cyclone Phailin. Nov 22, 2013

India, EU to enhance bilateral talks to resolve competition issues

New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): European Commission Vice President, Joaquin Almunia, who is in India to participate in the '3rd BRICS International Competition Conference (ICC)', during a meeting on Friday in the capital said that EU looks forward to engage in bilateral talks with Indian authorities and enhance cooperation in resolving competition issues. India and the European Union signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Thursday to increase cooperation between the European Commission's competition department and the Competition Commission of India. Nov 22, 2013

Kapil Sibal criticizes Narendra Modi and MP government

Bhopal, Nov 22 (ANI): Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday took a jibe at BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, and also slammed the incumbent BJP government in Madhya Pradesh for the poor growth index in the state. Addressing mediapersons in Bhopal, Sibal said that Modi is only interested in bashing the Congress party, rather than focusing on issues of development. Talking about the Madhya Pradesh government, Sibal slammed incumbent chief minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan for the lack of development in the central state. Nov 22, 2013

AAP will file criminal defamation case against MediaSarkar: Yogendra Yadav

New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): Hitting back at the news portal MediaSarkar, which had conducted a sting operation on AAP candidates, AAP member Yogender Yadav on Friday said that the party would file a defamation case against the news website. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he also said that relevant portions in the CD were edited out. Nov 22, 2013

Carnival showcases culture of the northeastern region in New Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): Under the theme of "connecting people, celebrating life" a two-day-long Northeast carnival festival was held at the Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts in New Delhi. The event not only showcased the culture and traditions of the region but also aimed to create awareness about the region, its prospects and potentials. The festival was organised by Trend MMS, with support from the eight northeastern states, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of DoNER. As part of the event there were discussions on security, tourism opportunities, employment options and various other issues that affect people of the region. Boxing icon MC Mary Kom from Manipur and star Adil Hussain from Assam attended the event. The major attraction at the venue was the Food Zone where people of the region put up their traditional food stalls. Delhites got a chance to enjoy some delicious food. Nov 22, 2013

Poetry provides gateway to past for alzheimer sufferers

Alzheimer's sufferers find it difficult to recall recent events and so can easily feel isolated and lonely, but one association in Stratford-upon-Avon in the UK is using poetry and song to recover long-buried memories. Duration: 02:52 Nov 22, 2013

It happens: Footwear fair

Agra, Nov 22 (ANI): A large number of shoe makers, finished leather suppliers, component manufacturers, machinery and equipment suppliers, congregate at the four-day International Footwear Fair in Agra city ofIndia s northern Uttar Pradesh state.The changing trends in shoe making, new designs and upgraded machinery were the centre of attraction of the shoe fair.Intrinsic machinery, finished products and latest equipments used in European countries were on display so that Indian shoe making houses too can upgrade their machines and offer products at par with International quality and standards. Visitors and Footwear manufacturers thronged the stalls of the fair to take a look at the latest designs and components used in shoe making in various parts of the world. The representatives claimed that these machines would bring a new wave of change in the Indian footwear fashion industry. Nov 22, 2013

It happens: Kashmir Sufi Festival

Srinagar, Nov 22 (ANI): The Ministry of Tourism in India s Kashmir organised a folk music festival Shahsrang to revive the Sufi legacy of the Valley. The festival kicked off in the summer capital, Srinagar on the banks of famed Dal Lake, at Sher-i-KashmirInternational Conference Centre (SKICC). Shahsrang celebrates various genres of Kashmiri Sufiyana, folk music and Kashmiri light music. The festival includes grand cultural show presented by renowned Kashmiri artists. Shahsrang focuses on the traditional use of mystic poetry, the songs of yearning and remembrance of history that have fashioned Kashmir s folk music into an essential repository of memory and faith. A number of music lovers were seen enjoying the mystic musical performances by various Kashmiri artistes. The defining feature of the society of Jammu and Kashmir is Sufism. It was in a 1400 AD that wandering, itinerant Sufis arrived in Kashmir. Sufism became the way of life for a majority of the peoples of the valley. Nov 22, 2013