Dramatic footage shows Philippines storm surge

Amateur video shows a storm surge causing two big waves to hit Hernani town in the Philippines on November 8. The videographer was taking shelter with five other people on the second floor of a house less than a few hundred metres from the sea. Nov 18, 2013

Egypt train crashes into mini-bus, kills dozens

At least 26 people, many returning from a wedding, were killed in Egypt when a train ploughed into a truck and a mini-bus at a railway crossing early Monday, the health ministry said. Another 28 people were injured in the accident, south of Cairo. Nov 18, 2013

Hollande demands end to settlements after Abbas talks

French President Francois Hollande met the Palestinian leadership on Monday to discuss the faltering Middle East peace process after a day of talks in Israel focused heavily on Iran. Duration: 01:12 Nov 18, 2013

Photographer wounded in French newspaper shooting

A man with a shotgun stormed the Paris offices of the left-wing French daily Libération Monday morning, wounding a photographer. The shooting comes three days after a similar event at the headquarters of news channel BFMTV. Duration: 01:16 Nov 18, 2013

Finland keen to show there is life after Nokia

You would be forgiven for thinking that with the decline of Nokia in Finland, the nation's tech industry would suffer a similar fate. But with so many skilled developers still based in the country, Finland is experiencing a mobile revolution. Nov 18, 2013

World Cup is Qatar's chance 'to end labour abuse'

Amnesty International criticizes "alarming" exploitation of construction workers in Qatar, urging the country to seize the opportunity of hosting the 2022 World Cup to demonstrate its commitment to human rights. Nov 18, 2013

Russia passenger jet crash leaves 50 dead

Russia on Monday sought answers for a plane crash that killed 50 and raised fresh alarm about the safety of its civil aviation, with investigators focusing on a fault with the 23-year old plane or pilot error as the likely cause. Nov 18, 2013

Ink-throwing protester disrupts Kejriwal's press conference

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): A man, claiming to be a BJP worker, created a ruckus at a press conference on Monday when AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal was addressing the issue of party funding. The protestor threw black ink at Kejriwal while he was addressing the press conference. The man, who identified himself as Nachiketa Mavlekar said that he has not been sent by any party. Nov 18, 2013

Aligarh University students carry forward tradition of Communal Harmony

Aligarh, Nov 18 (ANI): Aligarh is situated in northwest part of India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh. The city is the seat of Aligarh University, whose foundation is laid on compassion, accord and harmony. This can clearly be seen during competitions organised in the university in which students belonging to different religions, participate enthusiastically. The students spend most of their time together, and create strong bonds of friendship among themselves. Such institutions provide a perfect example of the spirit of tolerance and acceptance of differences, which is a key feature of India's culture. And, their efforts to keep this ethos alive go a long way in strengthening the social fabric of India that is made up of diverse strands. Nov 18, 2013

Nitish Kumar backs BJP's demand for Bharat Ratna to AB Vajpayee

Patna, Nov 18 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday backed the BJP's demand for the highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna to their senior leader and former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Backing BJP's demand, Kumar while addressing a news conference in Patna said that Vajpayee deserves the award. Commenting over the remark made by India's eminent scientist, CNR Rao over politicians, Kumar highlighted the need to spend more on research in the field of science. During the conference, Kumar also pinned hopes on the formation of third front. Nov 18, 2013