Former US president pleased with Nepal election

As Nepalese officials count votes, former US president and election observer Jimmy Carter tells AFP the high poll turnout will be crucial in cementing a peace process seven years after a civil war ended. Duration: 00:49 Nov 20, 2013

At least 11 dead in flooded Iraq

Flooding in central and southern Iraq killed at least 11 people as rising waters swamped city streets and toppled buildings, sparking anger over the dilapidated sewage system, officials said Wednesday. Nov 20, 2013

Security camera footage shows Beirut blast

Lebanese television Al-Mayadeen released security camera footage showing the second blast in a double suicide bombing outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut. Duration: 00:31 Nov 20, 2013

Spate of Baghdad blasts kills at least 33

A wave of attacks, most of them car bombs targeting Shiite neighbourhoods, rocked Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 33 people in the latest bout of bloodshed to hit Iraq. Duration: 00:38 Nov 20, 2013

Britain's Hague marks anniversary of Istanbul bombings

British Foreign Secretary William Hague attended a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the 2003 Istanbul bombings on Tuesday, in which Al-Qaeda attacked the British consulate, an HSBC bank and synagogues, killing 63 people. Duration: 00:40 Nov 20, 2013

Lebanon in mourning after double suicide bombing

Lebanon was in mourning the day after a double suicide bombing outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut killed at least 23 people on Tuesday, in an attack claimed by an Al-Qaeda-linked group. Duration: 00:39 Nov 20, 2013

China's farmers await revolution in land reform

China's promise to allow 600 million farmers to trade land could enable vast numbers to find a better life, but Lu Jinliang's experience shows the challenges of implementing reform, including entrenched local government interests. Duration: 00:33 Nov 20, 2013

Pashtun poets dream of peace in Jalalabad

At a relaxed open-air recital, twenty Pashtun poets come together every week to share their dreams of peace, indifferent to the drones and helicopters in the Afghan skies above. Duration: 02:26 Nov 20, 2013

India condemns attack on woman in unguarded ATM

Bangalore/Kolkata/New Delhi, Nov 20 (ANI): India condemned assault on a woman, who was attacked with a machete by a burglar inside an unguarded ATM booth in Bangalore. The recent incident has yet again posed a question on safety of women in the country. The residents of Bangalore have urged the government to step up security and ensure a guard inside the ATM. Condemning the incident, social activist, Saraswati Ghosh said that preventive measures should be publicised. Echoing similar views, former police official, Kiran Bedi called for daily policing with an aim to prevent crimes against women. Nov 20, 2013

Delhi Polls: AAP releases election manifesto

New Delhi, Nov 20 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) released its election manifesto ahead of December 4 Assembly polls in Delhi. The party's member Yogendra Yadav presented a detailed manifesto in the presence of the party convener Arvind Kejriwal and other party members. Yadav said that measures for the security of people including women will be ensured when the party comes to power. Nov 20, 2013