Danish wing of German anti-Islamist movement holds rally

The Danish wing of Germany's anti-Islamic PEGIDA movement staged its first rallies on Monday, drawing several hundred people in the capital and in other cities although marchers were outnumbered by counter-demonstrators. Duration: 00:33 Jan 21, 2015

Not gloom for all amid long queues and scarcities in Venezuela

Galloping inflation and struggling economy have caused long queues at Venezuelan supermarkets amid scarcities. But those with an eye for an opportunity are making money off the crisis, queuing all day, buying and then reselling goods. Duration: 01:48 Jan 21, 2015

Trial of alleged ivory kingpin gets underway in Kenya

When Kenyan police seized a truck packed with over 200 elephant tusks last year, the bust led to the rare arrest of suspected ivory kingpin Feisal Mohamed Ali. Activists hope Ali's trial will shine a light on the shadowy supply chain. Duration: 02:38 Jan 21, 2015

Yemen militia clash with army

Shiite militia clashed with Yemen's army and fired on a convoy carrying the prime minister on Monday as pressure mounted on the embattled government of President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi. Duration: 00:34 Jan 21, 2015

Deadly attacks drive Pakistan coffin boom

A grim economic lifeline has emerged from northwest Pakistan's raging Islamist insurgency for some enterprising locals -- a boom in coffin sales. Duration: 01:05 Jan 21, 2015

Japan PM demands immediate release of IS hostages

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe demands that the Islamic State group immediately free two Japanese hostages unharmed after the jihadists posted a video threat to kill them. Duration: 00: 52 Jan 20, 2015

Sachin Tendulkar flags off run in Kerala ahead of National Games

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 (ANI): Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar participated in mass 'Run Kerala Run', which was held as a prelude to the 35th National Games, in Thiruvananthapuram city on Tuesday (January 20). Tendulkar, who is also the brand ambassador of the Games, thronged god's own country to flag off the event. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Governor P Sathasivam were also present. The race, endorsed by all political parties and social organisations, besides schools and colleges, would give a final push to the games preparations, creating excitement among the people to become part of the event being hosted by the state after 1987. The nation commences on January 31 at venues at seven districts in Kerala. Jan 20, 2015

Kejriwal gets late due to roadshow, not to file nomination papers today

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal who was about to file his nomination papers from New Delhi constituency today could not do so as he got late in reaching the office. Kejriwal, who offered prayers at the Valmiki Temple earlier today, held a road show from the temple to the Jantar Mantar after which he was to file his nomination papers. The former Delhi chief minister led a big show of strength today in the city, asking people to join him on his journey towards filing the papers. He also sought blessings from his mother at home before beginning the 4 km long road show. Kejriwal is expected to campaign in BJP chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi's constituency Krishna Nagar later in the day. The elections for the 70-member Delhi Assembly will be held in a single phase on February 7, with the counting of votes set to take place on February 10. Jan 20, 2015

IS threatens Japanese hostages in video; PM Shinzo Abe urges immediate release

Jerusalem, Jan 20 (ANI): The militant Islamic State group, which holds territory in Iraq and Syria, issued a video online on Tuesday (January 20), purporting to show two Japanese captives and demanding $200 million (USD) from the Japanese government to save their lives. The clip showed a figure wearing black clothing and holding a knife, standing along with two kneeling men wearing orange clothes. The militant did not specify a currency, but an Arabic subtitle identified it as US dollars. Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that the threat was unacceptable and demanded their safe return. Abe on Saturday (January 17) pledged $200 million in non-military aid for countries contending with fighting Islamic State. Abe said the aid had nothing to do with curbing IS extremists. The militant, who spoke with a British accent, appeared to have the same voice as a jihadist shown threatening captives in previous Islamic State videos. Jan 20, 2015

Seven deaths, 173 swine flu cases reported from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Hyderabad, Jan 20 (ANI): Seven deaths and 173 cases of swine flu have been reported from two southern Indian states in January so far. Swine flu coordinator for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states, K. Subhakar, on Tuesday (January 20) said that out of 173 cases, 169 cases were reported from Telangana alone, while the remaining four were reported from Andhra Pradesh. He added that seven deaths reported were also from Telangana. Subhakar added that the district administrations were leaving no stone unturned to detect every potential case of swine flu. He also said that District Surveillance Officers were visiting houses of the patients to inquire if anyone else in the family too suffered from similar symptoms. Jan 20, 2015

Kejriwal addresses public meeting in Krishna Nagar constituency in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday addressed a public meeting in Krishna Nagar constituency of New Delhi from where BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi is contesting elections. Kejriwal hit at BJP for making false promises to the people and said that BJP is left with no agenda for development of capital and is only focusing at defeating Aam Aadmi Party. He said that BJP has realized its defeat in Delhi which is why they projected Kiran Bedi to put the blame on. He further said that he still holds his statement of taking money from all parties but giving vote only to AAP. Jan 20, 2015