Kerry vows US backing for Egypt interim rulers

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday his country is committed to working with Egypt's interim rulers, on his first visit to Cairo since the army ousted president Mohamed Morsi. Duration: 01:34 Nov 3, 2013

Nepal holds first gay beauty pageant

Hundreds of gays, lesbians and transgenders cheer on shirtless contestants competing for the title of 'Mr. Handsome' in Nepal's first gay beauty pageant. Duration: 00:40 Nov 3, 2013

Kosovo vote key test for EU-backed deal with Serbia

Polls opened Sunday in key local elections in Kosovo that are being closely watched by the European Union amid fears of a boycott by minority Serbs, voting for the first time since independence in 2008. Duration: 00:58 Nov 3, 2013

DR Congo villagers content to see back of rebels

The Democratic Republic of Congo army said Sunday it has launched a new offensive against rebel fighters who fled to the hills after being ousted from their last stronghold. Duration: 01:10 Nov 3, 2013

France holds crisis talks on Mali killings

French President Francois Hollande on Sunday opened an emergency meeting on the shock abduction and killing of two French radio journalists by armed men in northern Mali. Duration: 01:29 Nov 3, 2013

Canadian University signs bilateral agreement in Shimla for academic and cultural exchange

Shimla, Nov 03 (ANI): The University of Himachal Pradesh initiated exchange programme with Canada with an aim to enhance academic, social and cultural co operation. Fraser Valley University Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Himachal Pradesh in Shimla on Saturday (November 02). Vice Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh University ADN Bajpai said the exchange programme would institutionalise the relationships between both the countries. Bajpai added that both the Universities would go for joint programmes and would also exchange the scientific researches during the programme. Vice Chancellor of Fraser Valley Canada Mark D. Evered said there is a strong feeling of connect for this region of the world. Nov 3, 2013

Devotees across India perform rituals and offer prayers on Diwali

Agartala/Amritsar, Nov 03 (ANI): Devotees across India started festive celebrations by performing rituals and offering prayers on the occasion of festival of lights Diwali. In Tripura, devotees celebrated "Kali Puja" by offering prayers to Goddess Kali. Devotees thronged the temples dedicated to Kali, the Goddess of destruction, which were brightly illuminated and decorated with lights and la Nov 3, 2013

Message is not destroyed if you kill the messenger: BJP on Congress' demand to stop opinion polls

New Delhi, Nov 03 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said that the inefficiency of the Congress Party is known to everyone. Reacting to Congress' demand to stop opinion polls, he said that they can destroy the messenger, but not the message. The Congress Party has written to the Election Commission (EC) to restrict opinion polls ahead of the elections. The legal department of the Congress Party stated that opinion polls can be misused, and they are not scientific or credible.The opinion polls have been projecting poor show of the Congress in states where Assembly Elections are scheduled to take place. Nov 3, 2013

BJP slams Nitish for broom remark on Modi

New Delhi, Nov 3 (ANI): The BJP on Saturday hit back at Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar for his scathing attack on the party and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Upset over Modi’s two back-to-back Bihar tours, Nitish had attacked Modi by saying that people of Bihar would sweep away the “unwanted garbage coming from outside” with the brooms they purchased on Dhanteras. Nov 3, 2013