Tunisia vote offers post-Arab Spring hope

Tunisians vote Sunday to elect their first parliament since the country's 2011 revolution, in a rare glimmer of hope for a region torn apart by post-Arab Spring violence and repression. Duration: 2:34 Oct 22, 2014

Hong Kong protesters disappointed after first talks

Protesters express their disappointment after Hong Kong authorities and pro-democracy protesters held their first talks aimed at ending weeks of rallies that have paralysed parts of the city. Duration: 01:09 Oct 22, 2014

South Africans react to Pistorius verdict

International star athlete Oscar Pistorius started serving a five year sentence behind the towering walls of a grim Pretoria prison Tuesday after a sensational trial for killing his girlfriend. Duration: 00:54 Oct 22, 2014

Investigators probe Russian crash that killed Total CEO

Russian and French experts were investigating Tuesday a plane crash at a Moscow airport which killed the CEO of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, whose private jet struck a snowplough on takeoff. Duration: 01:00 Oct 22, 2014

Spain nurse definitively cured of Ebola: doctors

A Spanish nurse who was the first person to catch Ebola outside Africa has been cured of the deadly virus according to definitive test results, doctors said Tuesday. Duration: 01:07 Oct 22, 2014

Afghanistan Interior Minister says India is a time tested friend

New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): Afghanistan Interior Minister Mohammad Omar Daudzai said on Tuesday that India is a time tested friend of Afghanistan. Daudzai said that India has always been a good friend to Afghanistan in terms of national security as well as integrity. He also said that a change in government will not have any impact on the friendship between both countries infact it will be strengthened. Oct 21, 2014

ISI spread sectarianism and terrorism in Gilgit Baltistan

Gilgit Baltistan, October 21, 2014: Constant attempts are being made by the Pakistan backed government to stoke sectarianism and spread terrorism in Gilgit Baltistan, where recently a blast took place in a Van in Gilgit city, causing the death of 3 passengers, and injury of few other, and damage to property. As expected, the police remained clueless and could not reach any logical conclusion. No arrests have been made, thus far. What is clear is that the blast took place on the auspicious day of Eid to create a wedge between the two Shia and Sunni communities. Oct 21, 2014

Pistorius sentenced to five years in jail for murdering Steenkamp

New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in jail for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead. Pistorius had shot Steenkamp dead on Valentines Day last year and had maintained that he mistook her for an intruder in his Pretoria home. The double amputee athlete had been earlier cleared of premeditated murder with the judge charging Pistorius of culpable homicide. The defence had demanded that Pistorius be subjected to house arrest on account of his disability but prosecutor Gerrie Nel had argued for a minimum ten years imprisonment, saying that it would be 'shockingly disproportionate' if anything less was given. Oct 21, 2014

India must not isolate itself from China: National Security Advisor

New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): India's National Security Advisor (NSA), Ajit Doval, has said that India must not follow a path of exclusive isolation from China which is going to be an important player in global affairs. Doval was speaking at Munich Security Conference (MSC) in the national capital New Delhi on Tuesday. Answering to a query whether China or the Muslim extremist groups are the major threat to India, he said there is no big or small threat, militancy is militancy. Oct 21, 2014

Police will ensure peaceful atmosphere, assures Akhilesh Yadav

Maharashtra/ Uttar Pradesh, Oct 21 (ANI): Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav, expressed confidence that police personnel would ensure peaceful atmosphere in the state during significant events as they have been doing and will upkeep their performance. Yadav, who was attending the National Police Commemoration Day on Tuesday (October 21) in Lucknow, said the state government has also been working round the clock to fully equip the personnel to enable them check crimes across the state. Meanwhile, after the ceremony, Director General of Police (DGP), AL Banerjee, expressed pride for the fallen personnel who laid down their lives while being on duty. Oct 21, 2014

Maldives Defence Minister arrives in India to boost bilateral ties

New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): Minister of Defence and National Security of the Republic of Maldives, Colonel (Retired) Mohamed Nazim, arrived in India on Tuesday to meet his Indian counterpart, Arun Jaitley, to discuss the strengthening of bilateral defence cooperation between the two nations. On Tuesday, Nazim who is on a three-day visit, was accorded the Guard of Honour and he offered homage to India's bravehearts at the Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi. Post the defence-level talks, the Indian side is expected to push for closer military ties with Maldives and the host country's assistance will focus primarily on capacity building of the Armed Forces while New Delhi will also supply equipment and assist in training. The decision to ramp up defense ties with Maldives was likely in wake of China's interest in the country. Oct 21, 2014