Strike in Bangladesh impacts cross-border trade with India

Phulbari, Oct 31 (ANI): Strike called by the main opposition party in Bangladesh took a toll on the cross-border trade with India, leaving hundreds of trucks stranded at the transit point in West Bengal. The truck drivers of India, Nepal and Bangladesh are feeling the pinch of the strike in Dhaka due to which import and export items to be delivered are left to rot in open. Though the strike was supposed to end on Wednesday (October 30), the truck drivers are still being denied entry due to which their perishable items are getting wasted. Oct 31, 2013

Halloween pumpkins more than just jack-o-lanterns

One aspect of Halloween is fast becoming a year-round money spinner: the pumpkin. These rotund orange squashes are now not only hollowed out to make jack-o-lanterns, pies and soup, but also luxury beauty products and alcoholic drinks. Duration: 01:50 Oct 31, 2013

UP: Four killed in Muzaffarnagar violence

Muzaffarnagar, Oct 31 (ANI): At least four people were killed in two separate incidents of violence in Muzaffarnagar district, where communal clashes in September claimed more than 60 lives and displaced over 40,000 people. Three men were killed as mobs from Hussain Kalan village and neighbouring Mohammadpur village clashed on Mohammadpur Road, about 35 km from Muzaffarnagar, while in a separate clash one woman was killed. Reports suggest that a woman was killed when she along with her husband was attacked by a mob. The woman was killed on the spot; however her husband survived and is admitted in a Meerut hospital. Oct 31, 2013

Suicide bomber targets Tunisia hotel

A suicide bomber blew himself up on Wednesday on a beach in Tunisia's resort town of Sousse while security forces foiled another planned attack nearby, the interior ministry said. Duration: 0:27 Oct 30, 2013

Mirrors rescue sun-starved residents of Norwegian village

Sun-starved residents of a remote Norwegian village unveiled an ingenious mirror system on Wednesday in Rjukan, Norway to bring natural light to their mountain valley home, enveloped in darkness for half of the year. Duration: 0:27 Oct 30, 2013

Djiboutian troops give Somali hospital crucial supplies

Djiboutian troops serving under AMISOM, the African Union Peacekeeping mission for Somalia, have been donating much needed medical supplies to Somalia's Belet Wyene General Hospital, a lifeline for many residents. Duration: 0:38 Oct 30, 2013

Spain escapes recession in Q3 but concerns still high

After the announcement that Spain escaped from a two-year recession in the third quarter of this year, an economist from ICADE Business School in Madrid says the results are positive but Spain's public deficit is still worryingly high. Duration: 0:52 Oct 30, 2013

Countdown begins: 100 days to Sochi Winter Olympics

Russia began the 100 day countdown to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi on Wednesday, with International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach promising an "unforgettable" event despite a growing controversy over gay rights. Oct 30, 2013

Peace envoy Brahimi in talks with Syria's Assad

UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi met briefly with President Bashar al-Assad Wednesday, the third day of a Damascus visit aimed at bringing Syria's warring parties to the negotiating table. Oct 30, 2013

Former ECB chief Trichet worried by euro 'unease'

Jean-Claude Trichet, former chief of the European Central Bank and one of the architects of the Maastricht Treaty, adopted 20 years ago, says he is worried by EU-wide 'unease' concerning the euro, but remains optimistic that 'the story is not over.' Oct 30, 2013