Kashmiris throng markets to buy dry vegetables or 'Hokshuns'

Srinagar, Feb 16 (ANI): People in Srinagar city of Jammu and Kashmir thronged markets on Sunday to buy dry vegetables, which are available only during winter season. Locally known as 'Hokshuns', meaning dry vegetables, the indigenously dried and preserved vegetables are part of diet of the people of Kashmir valley during winters. These dry vegetables are in high demand as due to heavy snowfall, roads get blocked and the residents do not get vegetables on regular basis. Vegetables which are dried in summer prove beneficial for the locals during the winters. Some of the vegetables include tomatoes, aubergine, mushroom, garlic, chillies, pumpkins and turnips. A customer Nazir Ahmad said that these vegetables kept people warm. Feb 16, 2015

Italian coast guard rescues hundreds at sea

Some 300 migrants rescued by the Italian Coast Guard off the Libyan coast are brought to shore in Sicily. Authorities say they were a part of a group of more than 600 rescued by the coast guard and Feb 16, 2015

American crime roundup for week ending February 14

Hundreds across the country mourn the deaths of three Muslim Americans shot and killed in North Carolina. Candlelight vigils were held as far away as Portland, Oregon days after the incident. It was Feb 16, 2015

Flames burn on anniversary of PKK leader's capture

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Clashes between Kurds and security forces in Turkey stretch into the night, as violent protests mark the anniversary of Kurdish leader PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan's Feb 16, 2015

Explosions rocks ceasefire in Ukraine's east

The sound of explosions between pro-Russian separatists and troops from Kiev rocks the silence of a ceasefire before it can even begin. Pro-Russian rebels say the won't back down Debaltseve, where Feb 16, 2015

Turkish refugee camp braces for more Syrians

A warm meal for the victims of a war-torn nation has become a luxury. Perhaps brighter days are ahead for many who fled the fighting between Kurdish forces and Islamist militants on the border town Feb 16, 2015

Amateur video of Denmark caf shooting aftermath

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) **EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC MATERIAL** Amateur video shows the immediate aftermath of Copenhagen caf shooting in which one person was killed Feb 16, 2015