Gonojagoron Mancha demands execution of death sentence for war criminals

Dhaka, Nov 3 (ANI): The activists of Bangladesh's Gonojagoron Mancha are demanding execution of death sentence for 1971 war criminals. The activists participated in a rally in Dhaka to highlight their demand for quick execution of the tried criminals. Blood-letting erupted across the country at the end of February when the war crimes tribunal gave death sentence to a top leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami. Earlier on October 09, Bangladesh's war crimes tribunal handed a life sentence to Alim, a former opposition lawmaker. The 82-year-old was found guilty on nine charges relating to crimes against humanity, arson and looting during Bangladesh's 1971 War of Independence. Nov 3, 2013

Mandela's daughter says biopic stirs emotions

Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi says it was "therapeutic" to watch the biopic of her father's life, 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom', which premieres in South Africa on Sunday. Duration: 01:38 Nov 2, 2013

Pro-Thaksin Thai MPs pass amnesty bill

Political tensions flare in Thailand after lawmakers approved a controversial amnesty that critics fear would allow fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra to return, triggering fresh street protests in the capital. Duration: 02:40 Nov 2, 2013

Japan, Russia hold first diplomatic-defence talks

The foreign and defence ministers of Japan and Russia agree to cooperate in fighting terrorism and piracy as the neighbours, still at odds over territorial woes, hold an unprecedented security dialogue. Duration: 00:54 Nov 2, 2013

Greeks react to Golden Dawn killings

Greeks react on Saturday morning after gunmen opened fire outside the offices of Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party in Athens late Friday, killing two men and injuring a third. Duration: 00:41 Nov 2, 2013

Police probe motive after deadly LA airport shooting

Police are looking for a motive after a gunman opened fire with an assault rifle at Los Angeles International Airport, killing a security agent, creating scenes of chaos and causing widespread flight disruptions. Duration: 01:51 Nov 2, 2013

A dream ends, illegals rush to leave Saudi El Dorado

Thousands of illegal foreigners, mostly unskilled workers from Asia's poorer countries, are rushing to leave Saudi Arabia before an amnesty expires on Sunday and they risk being fined, or even jailed. Duration: 00:42 Nov 2, 2013

India slams Sri Lanka for unilateral stand on issue of human rights violations

Chennai, Nov 02 (ANI): Union Finance Minister, P Chidambaram on Saturday slammed Sri Lankan government for its unilateral stand on the issue of human rights violations, amid speculations of Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh's participation in the Commonwealth Heads Meeting in Colombo. Chidambaram met DMK chief M Karunanidhi in Chennai to discuss about Singh participating in the meeting. Chidambaram said that human rights violations should be thoroughly investigated. Earlier on October 24, the government of Tamil Nadu moved a resolution in the state assembly, demanding India to boycott the meet in Colombo as a mark of protest against the war crimes committed by Sri Lankan regime on Tamils. Moving the resolution, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa insisted the central government to seek suspension of Sri Lanka from CHOGM. Nov 2, 2013

BJP calls Nitish dehati aurat, Congress calls it unfortunate

New Delhi, Nov 02 (ANI): Even as senior BJP leader Giriraj Singh today said that like a “dehati aurat” Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar was quarrelling with BJP’s PM candidate, Narendra Modi out of “jealousy”, the Congress on Saturday called it most unfortunate. Nov 2, 2013

JD (U) slams Narendra Modis Patna visit to meet kin of Patna blast victims

New Delhi, Nov 02 (ANI): As BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi met families of the six people killed in serial blasts ahead of his 'Hunkar' rally in Patna on October 27, JD (U) leader Shivanand Tiwari said that Modi’s visit is politically motivated to garner votes ahead of the 2014 general elections. Nov 2, 2013

Bangladesh heads for total deadlock ahead of scheduled polls

Dhaka, Nov 02 (ANI): Barrister, Supreme Court of Bangladesh, Hassan M S Azim highlighted the prevailing political tensions in the country, as the two main parties appeared to be hurtling towards a showdown that could delay or even derail elections due by January, in a country with a history of bloody political violence and military intervention. Nov 2, 2013