Anti-government protests continue despite Thai PM plea

Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra appeals for anti-government groups to end ongoing street protests after the parliamentary defeat of an amnesty bill failed to defuse political tensions. Duration: 00:40 Nov 12, 2013

Poisoning rhino horns to prevent poaching

South African conservationists are poisoning rhino horns to make them harmful to humans. It's the latest tactic in the war against poachers, who have killed almost 800 rhinos so far this year. Duration: 02:54 Nov 12, 2013

Ship stranded on Tacloban shoreline

Residents in Tacloban walk amongst debris next to a ship washed ashore in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Duration: 00:40 Nov 12, 2013

China's Uighurs denounce cultural oppression

China blames a fiery attack in Tiananmen Square on "terrorists" from Xinjiang backed by international militants, but residents say that rather than jihadism, violence is driven by cultural repression, corruption and police abuses. Duration: 00:40 Nov 12, 2013

Venezuelan crowned Miss Universe in Moscow

A 25-year-old Venezuelan television presenter, Gabriela Isler, on Saturday was crowned Miss Universe in Moscow in a glittering ceremony. Duration: 01:16 Nov 12, 2013

US warships sail from HK to Philippines

A US aircraft carrier and supporting ships hastily sail from Hong Kong as part of an international effort to save famished survivors in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines. Nov 12, 2013

PoK healthcare in shambles

Muzaffarabad, Nov 12: Healthcare is virtually nonexistent in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Mortality rate is one of the highest in the region. No cure or diagnostics are available to trace even the most cardinal diseases. Moreover, to top it dispensaries and health facilities built by foreign countries are in a bad shape because of poor management. Situation of healthcare is grim and critical in PoK. Nov 12, 2013

Sukma: 2 BSF jawans among 3 killed in Maoist triggered landmine

Manjhipada, Nov 12 (ANI): Two BSF jawans and a civilian driver were killed when Naxals blew up their vehicles in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday. Two others were injured in the blast. The jawans were returning after security deployment for polling in Sukma when a landmine blast took place between their two vehicles near Kerlapal camp. Nov 12, 2013

India says farewell to Tendulkar

Record-breaking batsman Sachin Tendulkar is retiring from cricket after playing his 200th Test match this week in Mumbai. The 40-year-old's remarkable career has won him millions of adoring fans both in India and abroad. Duration: 02:19 Nov 12, 2013

Myanmar attracts Japanese housing companies and car manufacturers

Tokyo, Nov 12 (ANI): Myanmar's transition to a democracy has opened new vistas for foreign companies. The country is now looking for better urban infrastructure and rapid economic development. Recently, "The Building and Housing Seminar between Myanmar and Japan" was held in Yangon to deepen cooperation between the two countries. Japanese companies have shown great interest in Myanmar's growing building and housing business. The delegates exchanged information about areas that could be tapped. Rinnai, a Japanese gas appliances company, produces the most efficient water heater in the market. It plans to contribute to the local society by promoting its energy efficient products in Myanmar. Nov 12, 2013

Sonia Gandhi slams BJP in poll-bound Chhattisgarh

Ambikapur, Nov 12 (ANI): While addressing a rally in poll-bound Ambikapur city of Chhattisgarh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi slammed the BJP yet again and said that the 25th May incident wherein many Congress leaders were killed was the biggest failure of the party. Further, Gandhi said that the UPA government sent many funds for the development of the sate but the Chhattisgarh government never allowed them to reach the public. Gandhi also taunted the BJP and said that the party who makes brothers fight, cannot be anybody's own. Nov 12, 2013

Police arrest Indian wrestler in alleged drug racket

Patiala, Nov 12 (ANI): The Punjab police arrested top award winning Indian wrestler, Jagdish Bhola, an alleged mastermind behind an international drug racket from Haryana. Jagdish Bhola was on the run after his residence was raided by the police and drugs worth Rs 100 crore were recovered. The team was tracking the accused since March this year. According to the SSP, drugs worth Rs 700 crore had earlier been seized which were being smuggled to countries like Canada, America, Europe and Australia. The SSP said there were foreigners involved in the case and that they had arrested 27 people in the case so far. Nov 12, 2013

Bangladesh heads for 'total deadlock' ahead of elections

Dhaka, Nov 12 (ANI): A clash of ideologies has plunged Bangladesh into a cycle of violence as the two main political parties - ruling Awami League led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Bangladesh National Party (BNP) headed by Begum Khaleda Zia are exploiting the tension between secularists and Islamists ahead of elections. A lawyer and secretary-general of 'The Bangladesh United Council for Hindus, Buddhists and Christians,' Rana Dasgupta drew attention towards the ideological differences between the two feuding parties. Slamming BNP for its strengthening bond with the Jamaat, Dasgupta said that the image of the party would be tarnished if the alliance continues and they come to power. Nov 12, 2013