Catalans react to symbolic vote on independence

Catalonia's nationalist government prepared Monday to step up its secession drive after more than two million people voted in a symbolic independence referendum which Spain's central government dismissed as "useless". Duration: 01:09 Nov 11, 2014

Palestinians hold vigil to commemorate Arafat's death

Ten years after his death, Yasser Arafat remains a national hero for a still stateless people. On the eve of the anniversary of his death, Palestinians in Ramallah held a candlelight vigil in his memory. Duration: 00:43 Nov 11, 2014

Arab Israelis express anger over Israeli police shooting

After police shot dead a young Arab-Israeli during a routine arrest operation on Saturday, clashes broke out in Arab towns in northern and central Israel, prompting police to raise the nationwide alert, fearing further unrest. Duration: 00:58 Nov 11, 2014

Le Monde journalists defend revelations on ex-PM Fillon

Two French newspaper reporters have defended their revelations that former prime minister Francois Fillon sought to interfere in legal procedures against Nicolas Sarkozy, a rival in the right-wing opposition. Duration: 00:44 Nov 10, 2014

Gaza sends fish to West Bank for first time in years

Gaza's fishermen were allowed by Israel for the first time in years to transport their fish to the West Bank through the Kerem Shalom crossing, the only commercial crossing in the Gaza Strip. Duration: 01:26 Nov 10, 2014

Transgender Bangladeshis hold first-ever pride march

At least 1,000 transgender Bangladeshis staged the conservative mainly Muslim country's first ever pride march on Monday to mark one year since the government recognised them as a third gender. Duration: 00:36 Nov 10, 2014

Kiev accuses Russia of fresh incursion into east

New unidentified unarmoured columns rumbled toward the pro-Moscow rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Monday as fears grew of a return to all-out fighting in the war-torn region. Duration: 00:49 Nov 10, 2014

Ukraine rebels claim Kiev forces hinder MH17 search

A Ukrainian rebel commander said his troops wouldn't interfere with the search on the MH17 site if international observers got Kiev forces to stop shelling from their side. Duration: 00:42 Nov 10, 2014

New video shows scenes inside 'Boko Haram-controlled town'

A new Boko Haram video obtained by AFP on Sunday shows militants on an armoured vehicle parading down a road in an unidentified town they apparently control and the group's leader Abubakar Shekau preaching to locals. Duration: 00:38 Nov 10, 2014

Ruble to stabilise, says Russian president Putin

rzRussian President Vladimir Putin expresses confidence the ruble, which has lost nearly a quarter of its value so far this year, will stabilise as the central bank says it will intervene only if "financial stability" is threatened. Duration: 01:07 Nov 10, 2014

President greets Maldives on eve of its Republic Day

New Delhi, Nov 10 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of Maldives on the eve of their Republic Day that will be celebrated tomorrow. In his message to Maldivian President, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, the President said, "On behalf of the Government and the people of India and on my own behalf, I am extremely happy to convey to Your Excellency and to the people of the Republic of Maldives, warm felicitations and good wishes on the occasion of your Republic Day." "Our two countries enjoy close and cordial relations based on mutual trust and cooperation. As India and Maldives celebrate the 50th year of the establishment of our diplomatic relations commencing November 2014, I am confident that our relationship will continue to expand and strengthen further in the coming years to the mutual benefit of our peoples," he added. Nov 10, 2014

Arun Jaitley slams Congress for allegations on Cabinet expansion

New Delhi, Nov 10 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday while addressing a press conference slammed the Congress party for putting baseless charges on the Narendra Modi led NDA government’s Cabinet expansion. Jaitley said that the entire charge of the Congress is baseless and in the NDA government the last word is exclusively of the PM. He added that the Congress should compare its poor governance with NDA’s good governance and should not impose false allegations. Nov 10, 2014