Pakistan's 'tiger economy' potential, Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday tells Pakistan it has the potential to become a future economic tiger as he backs reforms and inclusion of women and minorities. Duration: 00:46 Jan 28, 2014

Megaport Mariel inaugurated amidst Cuban commerce push

Cuba inaugurated its new Mariel "megaport" Monday, in hopes the project will symbolize a more open stance towards commerce and become a regional hub for shipments despite a lack of investment and the US economic embargo. Duration: 00:49 Jan 28, 2014

France's Trierweiler puts on brave face for India trip

France's former first lady Valerie Trierweiler tried to shrug off the furore over her split from President Francois Hollande on a trip to India Monday, telling a media scrum she was feeling "very good." Duration: 00:51 Jan 28, 2014

ICRC: 'No concrete step' yet for Homs evacuation, aid

No concrete steps have been taken to evacuate women and children or provide aid to the besieged Old City of Homs, despite an agreement at the Syrian peace talks in Geneva, according to the Red Cross. Duration: 00:48 Jan 28, 2014

Hollande arrives in Turkey amid political crisis

French President Francois Hollande arrived in Turkey on Monday for a state visit amid a political crisis plaguing the Turkish government and turmoil roiling his private life. Several big French business bosses joined him on his visit. Jan 28, 2014

Kiev protesters find faith to fight on

Since the start of anti-government protests in Ukraine two months ago, various religious groups have continually provided support, with demonstrators camping out in sub-zero temperatures finding faith to fight on. Jan 28, 2014

Syria talks deadlocked over power transfer

Syrian peace talks in Geneva were deadlocked after a session Monday aimed at tackling the explosive issue of a transfer of power, delegation sources from the warring sides said. Duration: 01:27 Jan 27, 2014

Badalta Manzar (Sep 19, 2013): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

People of 25-30 villages eagerly waiting for the completion of Tarnah Bridge at Mangloor village in kathua district. Nearly 10,000 population would be benefited by this bridge. Other side, government is spending rupees 120 crore for the beautification of largest fresh water lake Wular which is on the verge of extinction as the pollution is gripping it fast. The lake was once known as “essence of beauty”. Despite enormous funding from the central govt. under various schemes to upgrade the infrastructure in many schools in the far flung areas of Kashmir valley, very little has been done so far. One such example is govt. middle school at Narian in Rajouri district. Jan 27, 2014