Shelling hits central Donetsk ahead of Ukraine ceasefire

A man and a woman were killed Saturday by shelling in the centre of the eastern Ukraine rebel stronghold Donetsk, just hours before a truce was due to start, an AFP journalist at the scene said. Duration: 00:47 Feb 14, 2015

Rare anti-coup protest in Thailand

Dozens of anti-coup activists held a demonstration in central Bangkok Saturday, handing out roses and copies of George Orwell's "1984" -- a rare expression of public dissent in a nation still under strict martial law. Duration: 00:51 Feb 14, 2015

McCain on Kayla Mueller's death: 'I failed'

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Senator John McCain held back tears as he spoke to reporters about the death of U.S. aid worker Kayla Mueller. An emotional McCain blamed himself for failing to Feb 14, 2015

Gazans celebrate St Valentine's day

Gaza residents celebrate the first Valentine's Day since the Palestinian enclave was battered by a July-August Israeli military offensive. Duration: 00:59 Feb 14, 2015

Sharing the love on Valentine's Day in Iraqi capital

Iraqis celebrate Valentine's Day in Baghdad despite the security tensions. Valentine's Day is increasingly popular in the region as people have taken up the custom of giving flowers, cards, chocolates and gifts to sweethearts. Duration: 00:47 Feb 14, 2015

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia announces allocation of portfolios for ministers (Part-1)

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday announced the portfolios of ministers from the Aam Aadmi Party. Sisodia informed that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has not retained any ministry for himself. Sandeep Kumar will be taking care of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Social Welfare, SC/ST welfare. Gopal Rai will be in charge of transport, development, labor, general administration department and employment. Asim Ahmed Khan will look after food and civil supply, environment and forest, and election departments. Jitender Singh Tomar will be in charge of law and justice, home, tourism, art and culture. Satyendar Jain will take care of Power Ministry, health, industries, PWD and IFC. Sisodia will look after finance and planning, education, UD, revenue and any other department that is not allocated to any minister. Kejriwal will be focusing to make the Ministry work effectively and supervise their work, to make changes in system making use of modern technologies, and to connect directly with people of Delhi. Feb 14, 2015

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia announces allocation of portfolios for ministers (Part-2)

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday announced the portfolios of ministers from the Aam Aadmi Party. Sisodia informed that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has not retained any ministry for himself. Sandeep Kumar will be taking care of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Social Welfare, SC/ST welfare. Gopal Rai will be in charge of transport, development, labor, general administration department and employment. Asim Ahmed Khan will look after food and civil supply, environment and forest, and election departments. Jitender Singh Tomar will be in charge of law and justice, home, tourism, art and culture. Satyendar Jain will take care of Power Ministry, health, industries, PWD and IFC. Sisodia will look after finance and planning, education, UD, revenue and any other department that is not allocated to any minister. Kejriwal will be focusing to make the Ministry work effectively and supervise their work, to make changes in system making use of modern technologies, and to connect directly with people of Delhi. Feb 14, 2015

Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviews border fencing with Bangladesh

Agartala, Feb 14 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited border areas of Tripura on Saturday to review the progress of fencing work. India is fencing its border with Bangladesh. India and Bangladesh share a 4,096 kilometre long border, largely porous. India says militants, active in the northeastern region, often cross over to Bangladesh after committing crimes. Accompanied by junior minister Kiren Rijiju, Singh also interacted with security personnel of India’s paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) and army officials. Feb 14, 2015

Reactions flow as Kejriwal becomes Chief Minister of Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): Political leaders reacted on Saturday as AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal became the Chief Minister of Delhi. Union Minister of State Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Central government will extend full support to Delhi government for the state's development. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that AAP needed a chance and it has got one to prove his ambitions. Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed said that people of Delhi will decide whether AAP government is able to win peoples' hearts or not. Meanwhile, Congress leaders Shobha Oza and JP Aggarwal said that it is sad AAP has not included any woman in its Cabinet ministers. Feb 14, 2015

Modi exhorts farmers to make use of technology to increase farm production

Baramati, Feb 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday batted for use of technology in farming for better production and higher yields. He was speaking to farmers in Baramati in Maharasthra after laying the foundation stone for the Centre for Excellence for Vegetable Production. Modi called upon the farmers to embrace latest technology to make Indian agriculture globally competitive. About 70 percent of Indian population is employed in agriculture sector and majority of them still do farming in traditional style. But farmers face environmental problems such as depleted groundwater because of intensive pumping for irrigation, soil degradation and soil salinity. Feb 14, 2015