2014 a 'black year' for Italy's olive oil producer

A combination of olive fruit flies and unpredicatable weather made 2014 a bad year for Italian olive oil, with production falling by an average of 35 percent throughout the country. Duration: 01:46 Dec 7, 2014

France to start withdrawing troops from C.Africa

France announces that troops will start gradually withdrawing from the Central African Republic as the United Nations ramps up the number of peacekeepers in the conflict-wracked nation. Duration: 01:16 Dec 6, 2014

Rahul Gandhi blames Modi for Kashmir militancy

Ranchi, Dec 6 (ANI): Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that the threats of militant attacks loom large over Kashmir as BJP came to power, while the valley was peaceful during the Congress rule. While addressing a rally in Ranchi, Gandhi blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for continued terror activities in Kashmir where militants launched four terror attacks on Friday leaving 11 security personnel including a lieutenant colonel dead and killing two civilians. Rahul also added that Modi is accumulating all the powers in his hand along with a handful of bureaucrats and entrepreneurs. Dec 6, 2014

Security experts say Kashmir militant attacks anticipated, India should step up tactics

New Delhi, Dec 6 (ANI): Security experts on Saturday reacting over the multiple militant attacks in Kashmir said that the attacks were anticipated and the country needs more preparedness. Security expert Uday Bhaskar said that though there had been similar attacks, the ones on Friday were of higher intensity. Meanwhile, Director General of Delhi Policy Group Dr Radha Kumar said that looking at previous cross-border attacks this year, Friday's attacks were expected sooner or later. Dec 6, 2014

Angry protests in Haiti over election delays

Thousands of angry protesters take to the streets of Haiti to demand the resignation of President Michel Martelly, in a public outcry over long-delayed elections. Duration: 00:44 Dec 6, 2014

Massive fire engulfs Chitra studio in Mumbai

Mumbai, Dec 6 (ANI): A massive fire broke out at Chitra studio in Powai area of Mumbai on Saturday. The fire broke out during the shoot of Television serial ‘Jamai Raja’ but no casualties have been reported so far. The studio was burnt to ashes soon after it caught fire. Eight fire engines have been sent to the spot. According to the preliminary report, fire broke out in the warehouse of the studio. Chitra studio which has three sets is one of the known studios of Mumbai. Dec 6, 2014

Muslims demand reconstruction of Mosque on Babri demolition anniversary

Ayodhya/Chennai, Dec 6 (ANI): Muslims on Saturday protested in demand for the reconstruction of the Babri Masjid on the 22nd anniversary of the mosque demolition, an incident that had triggered communal riots in the country. The 1992 demolition of the 16th century mosque in Ayodhya by Hindu mobs had triggered worst riots in which about 2,000 people were killed. Many Hindu organisations, especially Vishwa Hindu Parishad, observe it as a day of victory while Muslim organisations call it a black day. A protester, Maulana Jameer, demanded that the government should rebuild the demolished mosque. Meanwhile in Chennai, a non government Muslim organization, Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK) staged a protest with thousands of Muslims participating in it. Dec 6, 2014

Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag pays tribute to martyrs in Srinagar

Srinagar, Dec 6 (ANI): Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Saturday paid tribute to martyrs who lost their lives in militant attacks that took place in Jammu and Kashmir. Suhag is also scheduled to take stock of the security situation in the state that was hit by terror attacks claiming the lives of 11 security personnel including a Lt Colonel. The Army Chief offered floral wreath to the martyrs and the Army personnel held the wreath laying ceremony in respect of the late jawans. Suhag's visit comes a day after the attacks and gun battles with security forces in Kashmir valley 21 people died in the attacks, including a top commander of Pakistan-based terror outfit LeT and seven militants. Dec 6, 2014

Former AAP MP Ashok Kumar Chauhan and Former DPCC Secretary Rahul Rajpal join BJP

New Delhi, Dec 06 (ANI): Former AAP MLA from Ambedkar Nagar, Ashok Kumar Chauhan and Former DPCC Secretary Rahul Rajpal on Saturday joined Bhartiya Janata Party. Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay welcomed the leaders and said that the two leaders were not satisfied with AAP and Congress' functioning and therefore decided to join BJP in order to take Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision forward. Upadhyay welcomed the leaders with flower garlands and said that they will work for the party's progress. Dec 6, 2014