Russia, US to meet to set peace talks dates: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday he would meet again with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in New York later this month to try to set a date for a long-delayed peace conference for Syria. Duration: 01:25. Sep 13, 2013

Israel limits access to Al-Aqsa compound

Israel on Friday closed off the Palestinian territories for 48 hours, ahead of the solemn Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur which begins at sunset. Duration: 00:41. Sep 13, 2013

Taliban bomb US consulate in Afghanistan

Seven heavily armed Taliban suicide attackers strike the US consulate in the Afghan city of Herat, setting off two car bombs, sparking a shootout with US forces and leaving at least one Afghan guard dead and 18 other people wounded. Duration: 00:42. Sep 13, 2013

Balloonist's Atlantic bid ends in failure

An American adventurer's bid to float across the Atlantic to Europe in a rowboat suspended by 370 helium balloons failed when he was forced to land in the Canadian province of Newfoundland, he said Friday. Duration: 00:31. Sep 13, 2013

37 dead in Russian psychiatric home fire

Thirty-seven people were killed when a fire swept through a wooden psychiatric hospital in northwest Russia overnight Thursday, in the latest tragedy to hit the country's mental health institutions. Duration: 00:44. Sep 13, 2013

Nirbhaya Verdict a lesson to continue creating deterrent: Delhi Police

NEW DELHI, Sep 13 (ANI): Even as a fast track court in New Delhi sentenced to death all four convicts in the December 16 Delhi Gang rape case, nine months after the horrific incident, the Delhi Police on Friday said that the verdict was a lesson to continue creating deterrent to stop such crimes in future. Sep 13, 2013

Leander Paes reckons Martina Navratilova as his inspiration

Mumbai, Sep 13 (ANI): India___s ace tennis player Leander Paes admitted that he regards his former mixed doubles partner, Martina Navratilova, as his inspiration to live a healthy lifestyle and be successful on the court. Paes shared these views with the mediapersons at the airport in Mumbai on his return from the New York on Friday where he and Radek Stepanek emerged as the winners in men___s doubles of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows. After the match Paes rated the victory above the 2012 Australian Open title. Sep 13, 2013

It___s official: Narendra Modi is BJP___s PM candidate

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): BJP___s Parliamentary Board on Friday announced that Gujarat Chief, Narendra Modi will be the party___s 2014 Prime Ministerial Candidate. Party Chief, Rajnath Singh made the formal announcement for the same. Sep 13, 2013