Russian firm to provide 2.5 million tonnes of gas to India: Foreign Secretary

Moscow, Oct 22 (ANI): India's foreign secretary Sujatha Singh has said that the country's biggest gas transporter and marketer, GAIL, had signed a 20-year deal with Russian gas major, Gazprom, for the supply of 2.5 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas. Singh, made this statement at a news conference in Moscow, after the conclusion of the summit talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh. Oct 22, 2013

Teacher dead, two injured in US school shooting

A teenager opened fire at a school in the US state of Nevada Monday, killing a teacher and critically wounding two students, police and reports said. The shooting also left the young gunman dead. Duration: 01:07 Oct 22, 2013

Russia plans to set up new units at Kudankulam nuclear plant: Putin

Moscow, Oct 22 (ANI): Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has said that his country plans to build new nuclear units at India’s Kudankulam plant, as both the nations vowed during their annual summit to resolve the legal issues that had held up the deal for long. A joint statement, issued after Putin hosted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the Kremlin, contained no concrete energy breakthroughs, however. The statement had just stated that the countries agreed to speed up the finalising of deals on two new nuclear energy units. Addressing mediapersons, Putin said that the first unit at Kudankulam which had already attained criticality would be linked to India’s power grid shortly. Putin was also optimistic about the finalizing of the deals on the second unit at Kudankulam. Oct 22, 2013

Roma couple in Greece charged with child abduction

A Roma couple were charged in Greece with abducting a young girl dubbed the "blond angel", whose discovery has prompted thousands of calls from parents of missing children. Duration: 00:33 Oct 21, 2013

Ivory Coast honours French journalist murdered in 2003

Ten years after the death of French radio journalist Jean Helene who was murdered by a police officer in Abidjan on 21 October 2003, the Ivorian authorities delivered an award in his honour on Monday. Oct 21, 2013

US seeks to ease concerns over spying claims

The US State Department said on Monday that it does not want reports of widespread NSA surveillance of French citizens' communications to adversely affect relations between the two countries. Oct 21, 2013

Female suicide bomber kills six on bus in Russia

A suspected female suicide bomber blew herself up on a bus packed with students in southern Russia on Monday, killing six people and raising security fears less than four months before the Winter Olympic Games. Oct 21, 2013

Obama acknowledges healthcare website glitches

US President Barack Obama on Monday defended his health reform, declaring at a White House event that, despite numerous glitches, the program is already helping many uninsured Americans. Oct 21, 2013

Nairobi memorial one month after Westgate mall attack

At Nairobi's Karura Forest friends and family gather to commemorate the victims of the Westgate attack, one month on, through a memorial service and the planting of a tree for each of the 70 victims. Oct 21, 2013