Strongest storm in years batters California

About 150,000 people are left struggling for power as the strongest storm to lash the US West Coast in several years blows in snow, heavy rain and ferocious winds. Duration: 00:39 Dec 13, 2014

Seven dead as two suicide attacks rock Kabul

Two suicide attacks in Kabul, one targeting a play at a French-financed school, killed at least seven people on Thursday, the latest in a wave of violence assaulting the city as NATO forces pull out. Duration: 00:32 Dec 13, 2014

Dozens dead in double bombing in Nigeria's Jos city

A double bomb attack that killed 31 people in a crowded market in the central Nigerian city of Jos was likely to have been carried out by Boko Haram, the state government said on Friday. Duration: 00:47 Dec 12, 2014

Nobel peace laureates gather for summit

Former winners of the Nobel Prize for Peace, including the Dalai Lama and Iranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi, take part in the opening ceremony of the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome. Duration: 00:31 Dec 12, 2014

Fadnavis orders probe in irrigation scam in Maharashtra

Nagpur/ Amritsar, Dec 12 (ANI): The Maharashtra government on Friday ordered a probe into the multi-million irrigation scam by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB). Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis justified his government's decision to order the probe. Fadnavis' Bharatiya Janata Party had made it an election issue early this year when the state went to polls. Senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar said the BJP government was resorting to witch-hunting against opposition leaders after coming to power. Meanwhile, the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief, Manikrao Thakre, welcomed the probe. Dec 12, 2014

Saradha scam: CBI arrests Madan Mitra, politicos react

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested West Bengal State Transport Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra after questioning him for his alleged role in the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam case. Reacting over this CPI (M) leader Ritabrata Banerjee said that this should have happened earlier. Meanwhile, the BJP demanded West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's resignation and said that the links of Saradha scam are reaching towards the top leaders of TMC. Dec 12, 2014