US couple adopts 2-year-old girl with rare blood disorder in Maharashtra

Aurangabad, Feb 11 (ANI): Setting an example, an American couple adopted a two-year-old girl suffering from a rare blood disorder from an adoption centre in Maharashtra. This is the first adoption of a special child by a foreign couple in Aurangabad. The Society for Adoption, Knowledge, Awareness and Resource (Sakar) houses 39 other children with congenital, mental or physical deformities. Sandhya's new mother, Andrea Knepper, who already has two biological children, (two sons - 11 and 9 years old), said it was her wish to adopt a girl from India as her grandfather belonged to the country. Though Indian couples have off late been enthusiastic about adoption of girl children, many people still do not have a positive approach towards adopting disabled children. Feb 11, 2015

Kayla Mueller's aunt pays tribute to her caring niece

The aunt of Kayla Mueller, the hostage of the Islamic State group confirmed dead on Tuesday, pays tribute to her niece, saying that she did "more in her incredible 26 years than many people can ever imagine doing in their lifetime." Duration: 00:59 Feb 11, 2015

US Army radar blimp draws criticism from privacy advocates

Since late December, the US Army has been trying out a powerful surveillance system attached to a giant balloon floating over northern Maryland. Its highly detailed radar has privacy advocates worried. Duration: 02:32 Feb 11, 2015

New York's homeless census

Thousands of volunteers fan out across New York before dawn to conduct the city's yearly homeless survey. Like other major U.S. cities, New York uses a count of people living on its streets to Feb 11, 2015

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship leaves space station

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Astronauts aboard the International Space Station dispatched a SpaceX Dragon cargo ship for splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday (February 10), while Feb 11, 2015

Anti-prostitution activists protest during Strauss-Kahn trial

Opponents of prostitution demonstrate in the French capital to demand a Senate debate on a draft prostitution law. The protest coincides with the trial of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn for aggravated pimping. Duration: 00:54 Feb 11, 2015

What DSK Knew

Outside the courthouse, topless women protest as Dominique Strauss-Kahn heads into court. Inside the courthouse the former IMF chief faces pimping charges. The 65- year old is accused of instigating Feb 11, 2015

Polar bear aids scientists in research

Tatqiq, a 14-year-old 520-pound polar bear at the San Diego Zoo, is helping scientists gain knowledge of her endangered species by wearing a specialized collar. The collar is outfitted with an Feb 11, 2015