Merkel makes last-minute plea for votes

German Chancellor Angela Merkel makes a last-minute plea for votes one day before Sunday's elections in which she is the favourite, saying she hopes to continue her governing coalition with the Liberal party. Defending her record at a final Berlin campaign rally, Merkel says she will continue to stabilize the euro, but remains opposed to pooling eurozone debt into eurobonds. Duration: 01:03 Sep 21, 2013

Iraq's Kurds vote amid rows, regional tensions

Iraq's Kurds voted in Arbil on Saturday in their first election in four years as their autonomous region grapples with disputes with Baghdad while fellow Kurds fight bloody battles in neighbouring Syria. Duration: 01:03 Sep 21, 2013

Nigeria forces battle Islamists in capital Abuja

Nigerian forces searching for a weapons cache battled Boko Haram insurgents in the capital Abuja Friday as the military sent troops to a town where the Islamists slaughtered at least 87 people, casting further doubt on claims that the group's rebellion has been contained. Duration: 01:16 Sep 21, 2013

Sri Lanka's Tamils vote after decades of war

Sri Lanka's minority Tamils began voting Saturday in the country's northern province in an election they hope will give them a shot at self-rule after decades of ethnic bloodshed that claimed over 100,000 lives. Duration: 00:36 Sep 21, 2013

Diluting Nuclear Liability Bill akin to surrendering India's sovereignty to US Agencies: BJP

Bangalore, Sep 21 (ANI): Senior BJP Leader, MM Joshi on Saturday questioned the UPA Government's reported move to attempt a dilution of the Nuclear Liability Bill (NLB) to suit the needs of the US Government and American firms interested in taking bilateral nuclear commerce with India forward, saying it was akin to surrendering India's sovereignty to US Agencies. Sep 21, 2013

Nimbahera: Another Rajasthan Congress MLA in sex scandal

Nimbahera, Sep 21 (ANI): Another Rajasthan Congress party MLA is in the news for the wrong reasons. Udai Lal Anjana, MLA from Nimbahera, in Chittor has been accused by a 45-year-old woman of sexually exploiting her on the pretext of marrying her. Sep 21, 2013

VK Singh has habit of being in controversy: Atul Anjan

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): As former Army Chief General VK Singh on Saturday said that the reports against him are politically motivated and laughable, CPI (M) leader Atul Anjan said that VK Singh has a habit of being in controversies and in the headlines by giving baseless statements. He further said that there should be a CBI investigation for this report and that all such high officials should not be allowed to take part in politics for 10 years after their retirement. Sep 21, 2013

VK Singh has caught air of BJP: JD (U)

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): Even as the Indian Army has requested the Defence Ministry to order a high-level probe into the functioning of a top secret intelligence unit set up by former chief, Gen (retd) V K Singh, suspecting it of carrying out "unauthorised operations" and financial wrongdoings, JD (U) Leader, Sabir Ali on Saturday said that General Singh had caught the air of BJP. Sep 21, 2013

PM lays foundation for Jaipur Metro Rail phase I-B

Jaipur, Sep 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday laid the foundation stone for the Metro Rail phase-1B in Jaipur, and also dedicated to the nation a solar power plant constructed under Jawahar Lal Nehru Solar Mission. Sep 21, 2013

Report against me vendetta for sharing dais with Narendra Modi : VK Singh

New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): Even as the Indian Army has requested the Defence Ministry to order a high-level probe into the functioning of a top secret intelligence unit set up by former chief, Gen (retd) V K Singh, suspecting it of carrying out "unauthorised operations" and financial wrongdoings, General Singh on Saturday said the allegations came in the light of him sharing dais with Gujarat Chief, Narendra Modi in Rewari. Sep 21, 2013

S. Africa police accused of Marikana cover-up

Police credibility has been dealt a double blow in South Africa. Crime is on the up for the first time in years and an inquiry has found that police lied about the Marikana shootings that killed 34 miners last year. Duration: 02:09 Sep 21, 2013

Suspected Greek neo-Nazi killer appears in court

The suspected killer of a Greek anti-fascist musician, whose stabbing in the working-class Athens district of Keratsini early on Wednesday sparked nationwide protests and raised social tensions in the debt-wracked country, appears in court in Piraeus near the capital under heavy security. Duration: 00:34 Sep 21, 2013

PM lays foundation stone of Kishangarh airport in Ajmer

Kishangarh, Sep 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday laid the foundation stone of the Kishangarh Airport in Ajmer district of Rajasthan. Singh, hailed the efforts made by the civil aviation ministry for developing airport networks with an aim to connect small cities by air. He further added that the priority of the central government is to develop the basic layout of the airports. Singh also said that there was a need to develop airports with an aim to meet the increasing needs of air traffic. Sep 21, 2013