Appeal for witnesses after French police attack

French investigators probe a suspected 'radical Islamic' attack on police that left two officers seriously injured and the assailant dead, calling on eyewitnesses to come forward amid the circulation of false rumours. Duration: 00:55 Jan 1, 2015

Lithuania joins eurozone to seal ties with West

Lithuania switches over to the euro on the 1st of January 2015, becoming the last Baltic nation to adopt Europe's single currency, as it hopes to boost stability despite fears of inflation and eurozone debt woes. Duration: 01:25 Dec 31, 2014

Floods kill dozens in Malaysia, waters recede

At least 21 people have been killed and eight others are missing after the worst flooding in decades across Malaysia's northeast, with almost a quarter of a million people displaced. Duration: 00:32 Dec 31, 2014

Sydney sets off global New Year celebrations

Australia's biggest city leads the world in welcoming the New Year with spectacular fireworks over Sydney Harbour, defying terrorist fears days after a deadly siege. Duration: 00:25 Dec 31, 2014

Hamas blasts Mahmud Abbas over failed UN bid

The Islamist Hamas movement denounced Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Wednesday for "failure" to push through a UN resolution setting an end date for the Israeli occupation. Duration: 00:44 Jan 1, 2015

Israel PM faces party vote ahead of snap election

Members of Israel's ruling Likud began voting Wednesday for their party leader with rightwing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeking another term at the helm ahead of snap elections in March. Duration: 00:32 Dec 31, 2014

'Terrorists' wearing skull cap in Police mock drill in Surat creates controversy

New Delhi/Surat, Dec 31 (ANI): An anti-terror police mock drill sparked a controversy after one of the person posing as a terrorist wore a skull cap suggesting that the terrorists belonged to a particular community.The drill meant to check the preparedness during a terror attack was organized by the Surat Rural Police. Dec 31, 2014

Eight women die in a week after caesarean section in Tamil Nadu

Coimbatore, Dec 31 (ANI): Eight pregnant women have lost their lives in a week after undergoing caesarean section in Ooty town of Tamil Nadu. Most of the deaths occurred between December 24 and December 30. Some of the patients, who were referred to Coimbatore Medical College Hospital after developing complications, also did not survive. Relatives said most of them died of excessive bleeding post surgery. Anandraj, husband of a victim Saraswati, said she was keeping fine till she was brought to the hospital. Relatives of the victims allege the absence of qualified doctors on duty when the operations were carried out. Meanwhile, a medical team from Coimbatore Medical College Hospital has been sent to Ooty to probe the matter. Dec 31, 2014

Akhilesh makes PK tax-free in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, Dec 31 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has come out in support of Aamir Khan starrer PK. The Chief Minister has made the film tax-free in Uttar Pradesh. Dec 31, 2014

Adequate security arrangements for New Year in Capital, says BS Bassi

New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said on Wednesday that adequate security arrangements have been made for New Year celebrations in the capital. He said that additional security forces have been deployed for the security of citizens and to ensure peaceful celebrations. Bassi also added that inputs of threats are being considered and security has been tightened in its wake. Dec 31, 2014

One BSF jawan killed, another injured in fresh firing by Pak troops

Samba, Dec 31 (ANI): One Border Security Force (BSF) jawan has been killed, while another was injured when a patrolling party of the force came under fire from the Pakistani side at the International border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. There was heavy firing by Pakistan on the patrolling party of BSF along IB in Suchtegarh forward belt in Samba sector. Dec 31, 2014

Pradeep Kasni probing land scams gets transferred by Haryana govt

Gurgaon, Dec 31 (ANI): IAS Officer Pradeep Kasni was transferred by the Haryana government allegedly in wake of land deal mafia threats as Kasni was on the verge of exposing land scams. The move comes days after Kasni sent a report on nexus between developers and revenue officials. The development comes within a month Kasni took over the post. He had only a month ago been given his posting as Divisional Commissioner of Gurgaon. Kasni said that he has been transferred many times by various governments. He added that whenever new government comes to power it does not want the previous officers to continue working. Dec 31, 2014

2014 - Person Of The Year

Forget the cyber war which has become a reality this December. So many things happened in 2014, but one person steals the show and he is Mr Modi, a 64 year old 15th prime minister of India. First, The humble Tea almost replaced Amul. Modi also replaced BJP successfully. He was the most searched, only next to cute cat pictures and 'sunny Leone'. Dec 31, 2014