Muslims in Philippines march against Charlie Hebdo

Around 1,500 people protest in one of the Philippines' main Muslim-majority cities against the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo's caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed. Duration: 00:27 Jan 15, 2015

Spain's Catalonia calls snap vote in fresh independence push

Catalonia calls a snap election for September centred on its independence bid, just two months after the wealthy region held a contested symbolic referendum on the issue that strained ties with Spain's central government. Duration: 00:55 Jan 15, 2015

Pope begins trip to passionate Philippines

Pope Francis arrives in the Philippines for a five-day trip in the Catholic Church's passionate and chaotic Asian heartland that is tipped to attract a world-record papal crowd. Duration: 00:38 Jan 15, 2015

Delhi Elections 2015: Kiran Bedi joins BJP; Amit Shah says Bedi will contest polls part - 2

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Kiran Bedi on Thursday formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of party chief Amit Shah. Shah welcomed Bedi into his party and announced that she would contest the Delhi Assembly polls. Bedi, who was a prominent member of Team Anna, was formally inducted into the BJP in the presence of top leaders and ministers Arun Jaitley and Dr Harshvardhan. Bedi after joining BJP said that she is grateful to PM Modi for reposing his faith in Bedi and that she is here today because of Modi’s inspirational leadership Jan 15, 2015

Delhi Elections 2015: Kiran Bedi joins BJP; Amit Shah says Bedi will contest polls part - 1

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Kiran Bedi on Thursday formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of party chief Amit Shah. Shah welcomed Bedi into his party and announced that she would contest the Delhi Assembly polls. Bedi, who was a prominent member of Team Anna, was formally inducted into the BJP in the presence of top leaders and ministers Arun Jaitley and Dr Harshvardhan. Bedi after joining BJP said that she is grateful to PM Modi for reposing his faith in Bedi and that she is here today because of Modi's inspirational leadership Jan 15, 2015

Mayawati demands CBI investigation over dead bodies in Ganges

Lucknow, Jan 15 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Thursday demanded a CBI investigation over the incident of dead bodies being found in the River Ganges in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh. She further stated that the Samajwadi Party had failed to maintain the law and order situation in the state. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo also launched her book 'A Travelogue of My Struggle-ridden Life and BSP Movement' to mark her 55th Birthday. Over a hundred bodies were recovered from the river Ganges in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district, earlier on Wednesday. Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati had said she has sought a report from the District Magistrate of Unnao with regard to the incident. Jan 15, 2015

BJP lauds PM's initiative to launch 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme', Congress SP call it 'useless'

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): BJP on Thursday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative to launch 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme' to improve the child sex ratio (CSR) on January 22. The issue of decline in CSR is complex and multi-dimensional and the scheme will address the issue within the broad framework of survival, protection and education of girl children. Meanwhile, Congress leader Manish Tewari and Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal said that these campaigns are useless unless not practiced in day to day life. The leaders quoted PM's other programmes like 'Make in India', 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' etc. to show how all such initiative failed on the ground. Jan 15, 2015