Gaza's ruined homes offer little shelter from storm

Living by candlelight with no electricity and reliant on sandbags to stop their ruined homes flooding, Gazans who survived last year's war are now struggling with a brutal winter storm. Duration: 01:07 Jan 8, 2015

Church offers refuge to Liberia's Ebola orphans

More than 6,000 children in Liberia have lost one or both parents to Ebola since the start of the outbreak in the country. One Church in rural Liberia is taking care of at least 41 Ebola orphans. Duration: 01:03 Jan 8, 2015

Obama condemns 'terrible' attack on French newspaper

US President Barack Obama condemns the 'terrible' assault on a French satirical newspaper that left 12 dead Wednesday, and expresses his 'deepest sympathies' to the people of Paris for what he calls a 'terrorist attack'. Duration: 01:14 Jan 8, 2015

Explosion at kebab shop near mosque in France

A "criminal" explosion occurred early Thursday at a kebab shop near a mosque in the eastern French town of Villefranche-sur-Saone, officials said, but left no casualties. Duration: 01:19 Jan 8, 2015

Agriculture fair begins in Tamil Nadu

Coimbatore, Jan 08 (ANI): A three-day-long agriculture fair showcasing latest farming techniques has begun in state agricultural university of Tamil Nadu. There are more than 300 stalls at the fair, displaying new crop varieties and latest innovations by agricultural research centers from across the four southern India states. The main attraction of the fair is a variety of guava fruit called the Thailand guava -- which weighs up to 60 grams and has less seeds -- developed by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. The exhibition is aimed at introducing farmers to technologies like high density planting, precision farming, green house cultivation, farm mechanism, use of solar energy and integrated farm management for increased crop productivity. Jan 8, 2015

Its 3-cornered contest in Delhi, Congress will perform better this time: Sheila Dikshit

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Talking about upcoming assembly polls in Delhi, Former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday said that it is a 3-cornered contest in the national capital and expressed confidence that Congress will perform better this time. She said that Congress is doing campaigning and the declared candidates are doing their work. However, on being asked about giving support to any party, Dikshit said that Congress would not support 'communal party' like BJP even as she avoided question on support to AAP. She said that last one year has not been good for Delhi and the people are realizing the same and are missing Congress government in the national capital. Jan 8, 2015

BJP chief pushes for strengthening of party in Telangana

Hyderabad, Jan 08 (ANI): BJP chief Amit Shah, on Thursday met party workers in Hyderabad and discussed ways to strengthen the organization in the newly-created Telangana state. Shah, who is on a two-day visit to Telangana, urged the people to join hands with the party for overall development of the state. Shah, considered the closest aide of Modi, hailed the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Ayog, which recently replaced the 65-year-old Planning Commission. He noted that under the framework of the NITI Ayog, states can participate in the formulation of policies. Jan 8, 2015

Expectations and withdrawal from partner puts relationship at risk

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): If you tend to go into your shell following an argument with your partner, or have expectations from them, you may hurt your relationship, claims a new study. The two are the most common types of disengagement in relationships, and both can be harmful, but in different ways and for different reasons.Withdrawal does not necessarily influence whether a couple can resolve a conflict, but expecting or hoping the other person will be a mind reader and has a direct influence on the couple's ability to settle the issue.The research showed that individuals were more likely to report withdrawal if they were bored or apathetic. Meanwhile, those who expected a partner to know what is wrong without being told are anxious and feeling neglected rather than threatened. Jan 8, 2015

Security experts on fresh firing in Paris

New Delhi, Jan 8 (ANI): A day after the deadly attack on a satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris, a police officer has been shot in fresh firing in the city's southern edge in France. A police officer was killed and a street sweeper was gravely wounded after a man opened fire with an automatic rifle. Security experts in India reacted on the same. Jan 8, 2015

MEA briefing on first day of 2015 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

Gandhinagar, Jan 08 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Thursday briefed mediapersons on the first day of the 2015 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. Akbaruddin said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with dignitaries from South Africa, Mauritius and Guyana and talked about increasing cooperation in trade, along with other areas mutually beneficially to their respective nations. He said that PM Modi has assured Guyana that in the list of 43 countries that are granted visa on arrival, another country Guyana was added. He also said that the prime minister has been invited to Mauritius for Independence Day of the nation on March 12 to which the PM will consider according to his schedules. Jan 8, 2015

Young shooting suspect no Islamist: schoolmates

Nobody at the high school attended by Mourad Hamyd, 18, who has been arrested in connection with the Charlie Hebdo shootings, believes that he could have been involved, according to his classmates. Duration: 00:58 Jan 8, 2015