Erdogan in Ethiopia to start new era between two countries

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegnie in Addis Ababa Thursday, where he reaffirmed his will to strengthen the partnership between both countries. Duration: 01:06 Jan 23, 2015

Ukraine requests fresh IMF bailout

Ukraine has asked the IMF for a new and broader rescue package, and will seek to renegotiate its debt with bond holders, officials said on Wednesday as the war-torn country fights to save its reeling economy. Duration: 01:06 Jan 22, 2015

Tunisia tourism sector in crisis, says minister

"The Tunisian tourism sector is in crisis", said the Minister of Tourism Amel Karboul in a press conference on Thursday, intended to take stock of the sector's activity in 2014. Duration: 00:58 Jan 22, 2015

Argentina's Jewish community called for "truth and justice"

Argentina's Jewish community called for "truth and justice" Wednesday, convening a demonstration at the site of a 1994 bombing in the wake of the suspicious death of the prosecutor investigating the attack. Duration: 01:03 Jan 22, 2015

Workers protest against nationwide strike call by Bangladesh Nationalist Party

Dhaka, Jan 22 (ANI): Workers of Bangladesh's garment industry and transport department on Thursday protested against the 48-hour nationwide strike call given by opposition, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), in Dhaka. Shouting slogans against BNP, the workers condemned the countrywide strike. Angry protestors demonstrated outside the office of BNP president and former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia. The BNP also enforced a nationwide transport blockade which entered its third consecutive week. The political unrest began on January 05 when BNP boycotted election anniversary. The BNP and its allies had boycotted the election that was held in January 05, 2014 which was marred by deadly unrest. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina held to her stance that a fresh poll can be called only if her rivals halt violence. President of garment workers league, Lima Ferdous, said that the strike had resulted in huge losses for the daily labourers. Jan 22, 2015

Man dies of swine flu in Aurangabad

Aurangabad, Jan 22 (ANI): A 42-year-old man died of swine flu at a government hospital in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, doctors said on Thursday. The victim identified as Shabbir Hussain Mustafa was admitted to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on Wednesday in a critical condition. His lungs were damaged and he was kept on ventilator. Dr Mangala Borkar, head of the medicine department, said he was administered Tamiflu but he did not respond to it. This is the first swine flu casualty in the region in the last six months. Swine flu is caused by H1N1 virus. H1N1 symptoms are similar to those produced by other influenza viruses - fever, cough, sore throat, body aches and respiratory problems. With the number of swine flu cases rising in India, doctors have advised people to avoid crowded places. Jan 22, 2015

PETA urges PM Modi to discuss greenhouse gas emissions from meat production with Obama

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Animal rights organisation, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), demonstrated in New Delhi on Thursday to urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss greenhouse gas emissions caused by meat processing with US President Barack Obama, who arrives in India on January 25. Obama was invited by Modi and will be the first US president to attend Republic Day celebrations on January 26. PETA activists braved the rain and Delhi winter as they stood painted in colours of national flags of the two countries and held placards urging people to go vegan in order to combat climate change. Organiser, Puneet Sharma, said meat production and processing is responsible for the emission of a major chunk of greenhouse gases. The United States and India are expected to announce efforts to work together to combat climate change ahead of key global talks in Paris later this year. Jan 22, 2015

Delhi lawyers stage protest against Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Lawyers in Delhi staged a major protest on Thursday protesting against the selection of former IPS officer Kiran Bedi as the Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate in the national capital. The protesters demonstrated against Bedi by burning her effigy and raising slogans. According to reports, in the year 1988, Bedi, who was the Deputy Commissioner (North) then, ordered a lathi-charge on a group of Delhi Bar Association members who had gathered outside her office to protest against the handcuffing of one of their colleagues who was arrested on the charge of theft. The lawyers were seriously injured. Jan 22, 2015

The Seduction of Delhi launched at Jaipur Lit Fest

Jaipur, Jan 22 (ANI): The Seduction of Delhi, a collection of poems by poet-diplomat Abhay K was launched at the Jaipur Literature Festival by the doyen of Indian English Poetry Arvind Krishna Mehrotra. The Seduction of Delhi is the fifth collection of poems by the poet-diplomat who has been awarded SAARC Literary Award and nominated for the Pushcart Prize earlier. The poems in his latest collection not only pay homage to historical personalities and cities of Delhi but also to present inhabitants of Delhi such as a flower girl, security guard, maids etc. With a footfall of nearly quarter of a million people, the Literature festival in Jaipur attracts writers from the all over the world. Jan 22, 2015