Lesotho's Democratic Congress rally ahead of snap poll

Troubled southern African nation Lesotho's plan to hold a snap election was approved Friday by the SADC regional bloc who will deploy police to oversee the ballot. The opposition Democratic Congress rallied ahead of the poll. Duration: 01:22 Feb 23, 2015

Islamic State parades captives in cages - video

These caged men are purportedly 21 peshmerga soldiers, captured by Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq -- wearing the now familiar orange jumps suits of Islamic State prisoners. Islamic State Feb 23, 2015

A new source of biofuel - leather sludge

This vat of grey sludge could hold a new supply of biofuel. A team of Czech scientists have found a way to convert the toxic byproducts of leather production into fuel. According to Professor Karel Feb 23, 2015

France deploys aircraft carrier in Gulf for IS fight

France deployed an aircraft carrier in the Gulf on Monday as part of the US-led military campaign against the IS jihadist group in Iraq. The 'Charles de Gaulle' carrier carrying departed Bahrain on Sunday in the direction of Iraq. Duration: 01:19 Feb 23, 2015

Espionage case: Lokesh sold procured official papers to other firms, says Delhi Police

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): The Delhi Police on Monday said it was under the impression that energy consultant Lokesh, who has been arrested in connection with the espionage case, was active in two or three ministries and sold the procured official papers to other firms also. Earlier in the day, few others were also detained in the espionage case. Lokesh was working with a Noida-based energy consultant firm 'Infraline'. Meanwhile, Lokesh has been sent to five-day police custody. With this, the number of people arrested in this corporate espionage case has reached 13. Feb 23, 2015

GoI reiterates its support to Government of Maldives: MEA

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs on Monday stated that India is concerned about the recent developments in Maldives. Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed was arrested Sunday amid suspicions that he would try to flee the island nation to avoid facing terrorism charges. According to reports, Nasheed's detention led to clashes between his supporters and law-enforcement officers. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin urged the concerned people to calm the situation and resolve the difference within constitutional framework. Feb 23, 2015

Women security key issue for Delhi, LoP necessary in Assembly, says Deputy Speaker

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): The newly elected Deputy Speaker of Delhi Assembly Bandana Kumari said on Monday that security of women is the key issue for the state government and it will extend all possible help to handle it. She also said that Opposition plays an important role in the functioning of the government so a Leader of Opposition should definitely be there. The AAP government began its assembly session today electing Ram Niwas Goyal as the Speaker and Bandana Kumari as the Deputy Speaker. Feb 23, 2015

Land Ordinance: Opposition slams Modi govt, BJP defends its decision

New Delhi/Palwal, Feb 23 (ANI): India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to have a tough time in the ongoing budget session of Parliament with political parties voicing their opposition to a land acquisition ordinance brought in by the Narendra Modi government. Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Parliament) member and chief of regional Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Mayawati, appreciated veteran social activist and anti-corruption crusader, Anna Hazare, for leading an agitation against the ordinance. Apart from BSP, another regional party, Janata Dal (United) (JD-U), also criticised the Modi government over the new ordinance. Countering the criticism, spokesperson of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Sambit Patra, said that the new ordinance was more beneficial for farmers. Feb 23, 2015

Apex court pulls up N. Srinivasan for attending meet despite ban

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): India's top court on Monday slammed Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief N. Srinivasan for participating in a cricket board meeting on February 8. Last year, the Supreme Court had asked Srinivasan to step down to ensure a probe into illegal betting during 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL), in which his son-in-law has been indicted. The involvement of Gurunath Meiyappan, who is married to the daughter of the BCCI president, in the illegal betting case was proved by a court-appointed committee. The committee had been set up by the Supreme Court. The court has asked for Srinivasan's stand by February 27. Feb 23, 2015

Al Jazeera journalist trial adjourned

Egyptian Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy arrives in a Cairo court. He's being retried on charges of aiding a terrorist group -- a reference in Egypt to the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, for Feb 23, 2015

Crimea prepares to mark one year since annexation

As Crimea prepares to mark one year since its annexation by Moscow from Ukraine, locals say they are happy with what happened - despite difficulties including runaway inflation and isolation from the rest of the world. Duration: 00:55 Feb 23, 2015

S. Korean tech start-ups offer life beyond Samsung

The idea of corporate life in an industrial giant like Samsung has been a long-favoured career path by many South Korea's elite graduates but some are now instead looking to make their mark in the volatile world of tech start-ups. Duration: 01:29 Feb 23, 2015