Hamas blasts Mahmud Abbas over failed UN bid

The Islamist Hamas movement denounced Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Wednesday for "failure" to push through a UN resolution setting an end date for the Israeli occupation. Duration: 00:44 Jan 1, 2015

Israel PM faces party vote ahead of snap election

Members of Israel's ruling Likud began voting Wednesday for their party leader with rightwing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeking another term at the helm ahead of snap elections in March. Duration: 00:32 Dec 31, 2014

Sydney sets off global New Year celebrations

Australia's biggest city leads the world in welcoming the New Year with spectacular fireworks over Sydney Harbour, defying terrorist fears days after a deadly siege. Duration: 00:25 Dec 31, 2014

Floods kill dozens in Malaysia, waters recede

At least 21 people have been killed and eight others are missing after the worst flooding in decades across Malaysia's northeast, with almost a quarter of a million people displaced. Duration: 00:32 Dec 31, 2014

Lithuania joins eurozone to seal ties with West

Lithuania switches over to the euro on the 1st of January 2015, becoming the last Baltic nation to adopt Europe's single currency, as it hopes to boost stability despite fears of inflation and eurozone debt woes. Duration: 01:25 Dec 31, 2014

'Terrorists' wearing skull cap in Police mock drill in Surat creates controversy

New Delhi/Surat, Dec 31 (ANI): An anti-terror police mock drill sparked a controversy after one of the person posing as a terrorist wore a skull cap suggesting that the terrorists belonged to a particular community.The drill meant to check the preparedness during a terror attack was organized by the Surat Rural Police. Dec 31, 2014

2014 - Person Of The Year

Forget the cyber war which has become a reality this December. So many things happened in 2014, but one person steals the show and he is Mr Modi, a 64 year old 15th prime minister of India. First, The humble Tea almost replaced Amul. Modi also replaced BJP successfully. He was the most searched, only next to cute cat pictures and 'sunny Leone'. Dec 31, 2014

Pradeep Kasni probing land scams gets transferred by Haryana govt

Gurgaon, Dec 31 (ANI): IAS Officer Pradeep Kasni was transferred by the Haryana government allegedly in wake of land deal mafia threats as Kasni was on the verge of exposing land scams. The move comes days after Kasni sent a report on nexus between developers and revenue officials. The development comes within a month Kasni took over the post. He had only a month ago been given his posting as Divisional Commissioner of Gurgaon. Kasni said that he has been transferred many times by various governments. He added that whenever new government comes to power it does not want the previous officers to continue working. Dec 31, 2014