Dogs get their own Christmas party in Los Angeles

Santa Claus paid a visit to a party organized for dogs in Los Angeles. Thirty dogs, and their owners, took part in the celebration put together by the "Southern California Brussels Griffons Club." Dec 9, 2014

British millionaire Dewani acquitted of 'honeymoon murder'

A South African judge clears British millionaire businessman Shrien Dewani of murdering his bride on their honeymoon, saying prosecutors failed to make the charge stick in a sensational trial where his sexuality played a key role. Dec 9, 2014

UN appeals for $16.4bn for aid work in 2015

The UN appealed Monday for $16.4 billion (13.4 billion euros) to provide aid to nearly 60 million people worldwide next year, with almost half the amount aimed at helping victims of Syria's drawn-out conflict. Dec 9, 2014

Prince William meets Obama; Kate at NY child center

Britain's Prince William met US President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Monday as well-wishers braved the freezing cold to glimpse his pregnant wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, in New York. Dec 9, 2014

BJP made things worse, MDMK took unanimous decision of quitting NDA: Vaiko

Chennai, Dec 08 (ANI): MDMK Chief Vaiko said on Monday that its party took the decision of quitting NDA unanimously after the BJP made bad things worse by expressing friendship with Sri Lanka. He also complained that the Central government also did not solve the water issue between Tamil Nadu and Kerala regarding Mullaperriyar Dam. Dec 8, 2014

EU to press Turkey for help in anti-IS fight

New European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini meets Turkish leaders Monday for talks expected to focus partly on the war against the Islamic State insurgency in neighbouring Syria. Duration: 00:43 Dec 8, 2014

Millions hunker down in Philippine capital ahead of storm

Millions of people in the Philippine capital hunkered down on Monday as a major storm churned towards the megacity, after claiming at least 23 lives while ripping apart homes in remote island communities. Duration: 00:44 Dec 8, 2014

Sonia Gandhi directs Congress workers not to celebrate her birthday in wake of terror attacks

New Delhi, Dec 08 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi has given directions to all party workers not to celebrate her birthday in wake of terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and Chhattisgarh. Gandhi, who will turn 68 on Dec 09, is deeply affected by various militant and Naxal attacks which is why she chose not to celebrate the day. Nearly 11 soldiers were martyred in a militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri sector last week and at least 14 CRPF soldiers lost their lives in Chhattisgarh naxal attack. Dec 8, 2014