DR Congo town celebrates rebel defeat

The town of Kibumba in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday held an event to celebrate the victory of the country's armed forces over the M23 rebel movement. Duration: 00:59 Nov 8, 2013

Kerry heads to Geneva for Iran nucelar talks

Washington's top diplomat John Kerry took off for Geneva to join nuclear talks with Iran as Israeli Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu lashed out at the world powers' cautious rapprochement with Tehran. Duration: 01:05 Nov 8, 2013

Coal-addicted Poland gears up for key UN climate talks

Poland will host this year's COP19 United Nations conference on climate change, but is itself determined to stick with coal -- among the most polluting fossil fuels -- to ensure energy independence. Duration: 02:18 Nov 8, 2013

New Taliban leader Fazlullah 'difficult' for Pakistan

An analyst says it will be difficult for Pakistan to enter into peace negotiations with Maulana Fazlullah, the new leader of the Pakistan Taliban, a man reputed to be a ruthless commander. Duration: 01:40 Nov 8, 2013

India-China joint military drills focus on boosting trust, countering terrorism

Beijing, Nov 08 (ANI): India and China are holding a 10-day joint military drill on counterterrorism in Beijing, with around 300 soldiers from both countries taking part in exercises aimed at boosting trust between the militaries. The first such exercise between the neighbours in five years, began on Tuesday with displays of Kungfu by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) contingent and the Gatka martial art by Indian soldiers. Nov 8, 2013

Winds of 'change' blowing from Kashmir to Kanyakumari: Modi

Bahraich, Nov 08 (ANI): While addressing a mega rally in Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday said that there was a wind of change blowing from Kashmir to Kanyakumari to put an end to the Congress led UPA Government at the centre. Nov 8, 2013

When they can't stop BJP and Modi democratically, they try other means: Modi

Bahraich, Nov 08 (ANI): While addressing a mega rally in Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday alleged that the Congress led UPA was using politics of CBI and terror against him and the BJP since they could not stop them democratically. Nov 8, 2013

SP and BSP in race to make more criminals in UP: Modi

Bahraich, Nov 08 (ANI): While addressing a mega rally in Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday alleged that both SP and BSP in UP were in the race to make more criminals. Nov 8, 2013

Village In Kerala Pledges To Donate Organs

Kochi, Nov 8 (ANI): The residents of an obscure village in Alappuzha district of Kerala have vowed to donate their organs after death, in order to set an example to others in mass organ donation. The organ donation move was initiated by members of a village sports club named 'Pranamam Arts and Sports Club', after a local died recently after suffering from a renal disease and could not be treated due to financial constraints. Though initially everyone was hesitant about donating their organs, the support of public representatives and political leaders helped the residents come forward for this gesture. The village is now referred as the 'Organ Donating' village. Nov 8, 2013

It happens: Buffalo Fight

Ujjain, Nov 8 (ANI): Hundreds converge in the ancient city of Ujjain in India's central Madhya Pradesh to witness the buffalo fight, the main attraction organised on the occasion of 'Bhai Dooj' in which sisters pray for the long life and prosperity of their brothers and brothers vow to always protect their sisters.Villagers from far off places brought their bulls and buffaloes for the traditional festival. In the months preceding the festival, bulls and buffaloes are fed with rich fodder and reeds of long grass typical of the state's marshy land. The fight was organised to pay tributes to the local deities and to preserve the century- old tradition. The spectators were seen cheering and clapping in anticipation of an entertaining duel when the specially reared animals were brought to the arena.For centuries, the practice of bullfighting has been followed, wherein the two animals are made to lock horns, fighting for the honour of an area until one of them is pushed off the field. Nov 8, 2013

It happens: Horse Fair

Rampur, Nov 8 (ANI): Horse breeders and stud farm owners throng a three- day annual horse fair in northern Rampur town to buy the 'Chamurthi' breed of horse, also known as 'snow horse', because of its ability to trot on snow even at night. The authorities have organised the fair to promote and showcase some rare breeds of horses. Buyers from different parts of Himachal Pradesh and neighbouring Uttarakhand and Punjab turned up at the fair to buy and sell horses. Every year, hundreds of horse breeders and owners from all over India attend the Rampur horse fair where the main attraction is the Chamurthi horse. Legend has it that centuries ago, the very first of them was found in the remote village of Chamurthi in Tibet and are thus named after the place of their origin. These are small in size but with a long mane these horses are the lifeline of the people in the tough and difficult terrain of the Himalayas. In local dialect, this particular horse is called Kayang which means faster than the fire and is considered an endangered breed. Nov 8, 2013

It happens: Tibetan Cultural Fest

Dharamshala, Nov 8 (ANI): As a mark of tribute, India's northern Dharamshala town organises a new concept of fusion arts performance in a one -hour cultural event during which an artist paints on stage along with the recitation of poems and singing of songs composed by the jailed Tibetan artists. Hundreds of Tibetans enjoyed a great performance by various poets, singers and painters who left them mesmerized by their performance. Contemporary painter Karma Sichoe painted on a white canvas as singers and poets entertained the audience with music and songs composed by exiled Tibetans at the special Lhakar evening. Lhakar is often translated as 'White Wednesday' as Tibetans in Tibet and around the world highlight Wednesday as the Soul-Day of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, by celebrating various aspects of Tibetan culture. Nov 8, 2013