Barroso defends EU crisis response in address

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso defended Wednesday the measures taken to tame the debt crisis, putting eurosceptics on notice ahead of EU elections next year. Duration: 00:48 Sep 11, 2013

Ex-leader's backers hold villages in restive C.Africa

Armed supporters of the ousted president of Central African Republic control villages in the northwest of the country, where fighting has killed at least 60 people, acording to military officials. In Bangui, the capital, residents are concerned about the new surge of violence. Duration: 01:14 Sep 11, 2013

Taiwan holds nuclear plant safety drill

More then 5,000 nuclear plant employees, military soldiers and local residents take part in a two-day annual nuclear plant safety drill in Pingtung, a county in southern Taiwan. Duration: 00:45 Sep 11, 2013

Cape Town gang wars put children in firing line

In the South African township of Manenberg drug related gang violence has long been a problem, but in recently the turf war has seen 16 schools temporarily shut down, keeping thousands of children at home for two days. Duration: 02:20 Sep 11, 2013

Guatemalans hold funeral for 44 bus victims

Relatives mourn the 44 victims of a bus accident in Guatemala. The bus carrying scores of passengers plunged off a steep cliff in western Guatemala, injuring many others. Duration: 00:35 Sep 11, 2013

Turkish man's death sparks angry protests

Turkish police fired tear gas and plastic bullets at thousands of people who gathered in Istanbul Tuesday to protest the death of a 22-year-old demonstrator in southern Turkey. Duration: 00:39 Sep 11, 2013

Sibal calls violence in Muzaffarnagar as shameful

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): Union Telecom Minister, Kapil Sibal, called the religious riots in Muzaffarnagar that killed at least 32 people and forced hundreds to flee their homes, as a shameful act and a sign of rising tension between Hindus and Muslims ahead of 2014 general election. Earlier in the day, curfew relaxation for four hours by the authorities brought some respite to the residents of the violence-hit area. Sep 11, 2013

Liberian President discusses bilateral issues with Khurshid

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): President of the Republic of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, held discussions with External Affairs Minister, Salman Khurshid on Wednesday (September 11) over bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest during her five-day visit to the country. Sirleaf flew to India on Monday (September 09) at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee. Sirleaf is being accompanied by a high-level delegation including the Liberian Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Agriculture, Commerce and Industry, Information, Culture and Tourism, Lands, Mines and Energy and Gender development, besides senior Government officials and representatives of Apex trade bodies. Sep 11, 2013

Maoists gun down village head in Odisha

Malkangiri, Sep 11 (ANI): Acting with brazen impunity Maoists killed a village head whom they had accused of being a police informer in Odisha. The incident took place at a remote village of Padia in Maoists hit Malkangiri district of Odisha. Police has been thoroughly investigating the matter, as the exact reason behind the killing is yet to be ascertained. The killing came shortly after nine Maoists surrendered before the police in the district on Monday (September 09). Sep 11, 2013

Manipur journalists condemn threats by militant outfits

Imphal, Sep 11 (ANI): More than 200 scribes and newspaper distributors of Manipur took out a rally from the Manipur press club in Imphal, to the Chief Minister___s office complex, on the first day of the protest. The protest is being carried out under the aegis of All Manipur Journalists___ Union in association with the Editors___ Forum and All Manipur Newspaper Sales and Distribution Association, against a recent threat issued to media persons. Some militant outfits have been forcing media houses to publish their press releases without making any changes. Sep 11, 2013