Puerto Rican named Miss International 2014

For those who dismiss beauty contests as parades of beautiful women gushing about world peace, Puerto Rican Valerie Hernandez Matias offers a twist: a serious political agenda. Duration: 01:05 Nov 12, 2014

Dutch woman heads for South Pole on tractor

After driving a tractor the length of Africa, Dutch adventurer Manon "Tractor Girl" Ossevoort is setting out to fulfil a decade-long dream of chugging her way to the South Pole. Duration: 01:21 Nov 12, 2014

Sierra Leone: Ebola survivors discharged from treatment center

The Hastings Ebola treatment unit near Freetown is the only one in Sierra Leone to be operated without help from NGOs or international aid. Some sixty patients were discharged from the center on Tuesday, free from the deadly virus. Duration: 01:02 Nov 12, 2014

PM laid the vision of India which is ready to embrace the world: Syed Akbarrudin

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 12 (ANI): MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbarrudin on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his meeting with several heads of state laid the vision of an India which is ready to do business and which is ready to embrace the world. He added that during PM Modi's meeting with Myanmar's Opposition leader and Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, he referred to her as the 'symbol of democracy'. He further said that, later in the day, the PM will be going for a gala dinner where he is expected to meet the representative of the ASEAN countries as well as the countries which are a part of the East Asia Summit. Nov 12, 2014

Film maker Ravi Chopra passes away

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): Producer Director Ravi Chopra passed away on Wednesday at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. 68 years old Chopra had been admitted to the Hospital a few days ago. He had been reportedly suffering from a severe lung ailment since the last few years. He is survived by his wife and three children. The veteran filmmaker belonged to an illustrious Bollywood family. His father was director and producer BR Chopra and his uncle was filmmaker Yash Chopra. Ravi Chopra directed movies like The Burning Train, Baaghban and Babul. He also directed hit TV serial Mahabharata, produced by his father. Nov 12, 2014

PM Modi meets Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar, Nov 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi among other leaders on the sidelines of the ASEAN and East Asian summits in Myanmar in his first interaction with the pro-democracy icon. Myanmar is one of India's most important neighbours, both for security and as a gateway to Southeast Asia. Modi left for Myanmar on November 11 on the first leg of his three-nation ten-day visit that will also take him to Australia and Fiji. Nov 12, 2014

Maharashtra Governor heckled by Shiv Sena, Congress MLAs over voice

Mumbai, Nov 12 (ANI): The Congress and Shiv Sena legislators on Wednesday surrounded Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao as he tried to enter the Assembly. They were raising slogans against the newly-elected Speaker Haribhau Bagde for holding a voice vote in the floor test sought by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The agitating MLAs cried foul over the newly-elected Speaker's decision and demanded that the voting be done again. Nov 12, 2014

Syrian Kurds refuse to leave besieged Kobane

Kurds battling the Islamic State jihadist group in Kobane were making advances in the flashpoint Syrian town on the border with Turkey, local officials and a monitor said. Duration: 00:41 Nov 12, 2014

Don't do politics: Chhattisgarh Health Min tells Congress on Bilaspur incident

Raipur, Nov 12 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Health Minister Amar Agarwal on Wednesday said that Congress should not politicize the Bilaspur incident after the Congress party demanded his resignation over the Chhattisgarh sterilisation tragedy. He added that the priority is to give proper treatment to those admitted in the hospital. He further said that initial investigations have revealed the carelessness on the part of the doctor and criminal case has been lodged against him. Nov 12, 2014