Chile approves same-sex civil unions

Chile's Congress approves the country's first law authorizing civil unions of gay and lesbian couples, sparking celebrations on the streets of Santiago. Duration: 01:22 Jan 30, 2015

Hero of Paris kosher grocery attack visits native Mali

Lassana Bathily, hailed as a hero and granted French citizenship for leading patrons to a hiding place during the recent attack on a Paris kosher grocery store, arrives back in his native Mali to visit his family. Duration: 00:46 Jan 30, 2015

UN and Israeli patrols in calm day at border with Lebanon

After Hezbollah fired anti-tank missiles and killed two Israeli soldiers and after Israel forces responded to the attack on Wednesday, the situation was calm at the border between Israel and Lebanon, near the Golan Heights. Duration: 00:57 Jan 29, 2015

Oxfam calls for massive aid for Ebola-hit West Africa

Oxfam International has called for a multi-million dollar post-Ebola "Marshall Plan", with financial support given by wealthy countries, to help Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia to recover. Duration: 01:10 Jan 29, 2015

Jitendra Singh chairs meeting with BJP leaders in J and K

New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): Minister of State in prime Minister's Office (PMO), Dr Jitendra Singh, on Thursday chaired a meeting with BJP leaders in Jammu and Kashmir. Singh said that it was a regular practice of the party to keep holding meetings with the leaders of all states and it had nothing to do with the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. He added that the democratic process will be followed in forming government. Jan 29, 2015

Karachi city shuts over killing of political worker

Karachi, Jan 29 (ANI): Pakistan's city Karachi came to a standstill on Thursday after a political party called for a day of mourning following a body recovered from Karachi was identified as of its activist. Sohail Ahmed, a worker of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), was found missing in December. His bullet-riddled body was found dumped in the area of Mochko police station. MQM says Ahmed's murder was not the first case of extrajudicial killing and that more than 35 of MQM's activists have been killed in recent times. On Thursday, most businesses were shut and the public transport remained off the road in Karachi and other parts of Sindh. Private schools were also shut in Karachi. The MQM had announced a peaceful shutter down strike in Karachi and mourning day in the whole country. Jan 29, 2015

Unruly lawyers vandalise court premises for a high court bench in Moradabad

Moradabad, Jan 29 (ANI): Lawyers went on a rampage in Moradabad on Thursday demanding a high court bench, a long-pending demand. The unruly lawyers vandalised court premises, forced traders to shut down their shops and removed several billboards. The lawyers have been demanding establishment of a high court bench of the Uttar Pradesh in Moradabad. A member of Bar Union, Amirul Hasan Zafari, accused the Central government of not doing anything to pay heed to their demand. The lawyers later held a sit-in at the court premises shouting slogans against the government. The lawyers said they have chalked out a strategy to step up their agitation till a separate bench of high court was established. Jan 29, 2015

Malaysia declares disappearance of Flight MH370 an accident

Malaysia, Jan 29 (ANI): Malaysia declared on Thursday (January 29) that all passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 had lost their lives in an accident, opening the way for the compensation process to begin. International investigators are looking into why the Boeing jet veered thousands of miles off course from its scheduled route before eventually plunging into the Indian Ocean. The Beijing-bound Boeing 777 aircraft disappeared on March 8 last year with its 239 passengers and crew shortly after taking off from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. Months of searches have failed to turn up any trace. Malaysia declares the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 an accident that killed all 239 people on board, saying it will now start the compensation process. Jan 29, 2015

Beating Retreat Ceremony held in New Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): New tunes composed by Indian musicians featured prominently at the 'Beating Retreat' ceremony on Thursday, which marks the culmination of the four-day-long Republic Day celebrations. Fifteen military bands and 18 pipes and drums bands from regimental centres and battalions participated in the ceremony. Besides, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force, too, had a band each performing at the event. Meanwhile, Delhi Metro services have been curtailed at two stations today as part of security arrangements for the 'Beating Retreat' ceremony. Beating Retreat owes its origins to an ancient custom when warring armies would call a halt at sundown, case colours and standards and lower flags to attend to the wounded, eat and rest. The present ceremony dates to the early 1950s when Major Roberts of the Indian Army developed this unique display by the massed bands. Jan 29, 2015

BJP to raise five questions to Kejriwal daily till Delhi polls

New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): The BJP has decided to raise five questions to AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal till polls in Delhi and expect him to reply to each question. BJP Spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that the people of Delhi deserve to know what kind of a leader wants to govern their city. The five questions which BJP raised today were- 1. Why did Arvind Kejriwal take support of Congress despite having promised not to take support earlier? 2. Why didn't Arvind Kejriwal fulfill his promise of ordering probe against Sheila Dikshit? 3. Why did he accept Z+ security when he was CM? 4. He went to take oath travelling in metro, then why use SUVs for work? 5. Had said that travelling in private jet was against his principles, then why did he travel in a private jet? Jan 29, 2015

'Co-pilot at controls' when AirAsia plane crashed

The co-pilot of an AirAsia flight that crashed into the Java Sea last month was at the controls when it went down, killing all 162 people on board, according to investigators. Duration: 01:03 Jan 29, 2015