In 2014, Miss Uganda teaches women to get their hands dirty

A former mushroom and poultry farmer has been crowned Miss Uganda following a major rebranding of the annual beauty pageant, which saw the glamour of the catwalk ditched for an army-sponsored boot camp on a farm. Duration: 01:40 Oct 28, 2014

Canada moves to tighten terror laws in wake of attacks

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was homeless, possibly mentally unstable, and seems to have acted alone in his attack on Canada’s Parliament, but his actions may still have far-reaching consequences for the country. Duration: 02:34 Oct 28, 2014

Liberian doctor uses HIV drug on Ebola patients

New methods to try and stem Ebola are being tested regularly in Liberia. One doctor in the city of Tubmanburg, G. Logan Gorbee, has been using a drug originally intended to treat AIDS - and he says the results have been positive. Duration: 01:08 Oct 28, 2014

Kidnapped Nigerian women tell of Boko Haram abuse

Boko Haram has used kidnapped young women and girls on the front lines of its insurgency, according to a new report published by Human Rights Watch, after a fresh abduction in Nigeria's far northeast. Duration: 01:34 Oct 27, 2014

Hong Kong protests divide city one month on

Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests are dividing the city's residents, as demonstrators remain camped on the streets one month after the campaign began. Duration: 01:25 Oct 27, 2014

Senate candidates neck-and-neck in key state Colorado

With just days to go until the mid-term congressional elections, the Democrats face long odds of maintaining control of the US Senate. In Colorado, embattled Senator Mark Udall faces the increasingly-popular Cory Gardner. Duration: 02:06 Oct 27, 2014

Prakash Javadekar urges to disseminate information on climate change

New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI): Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, on Monday (October 27), said that people of the country should be informed about climate change as they were good in acclimatizing with the weather. While addressing a workshop on 'scaling-up good practices for climate change adaptation' in New Delhi, Javadekar said that another term was being added to the minister, 'climate change' and the country was serious about the matter. Javadekar said that in a bid to increase people's participation to deal with the problem, the government released an extra fund of rupees 100 crore for climate adaptation in the budget. Oct 27, 2014

People from different faiths celebrate the Urs of Baba Gudadi Shah in Ajmer

Ajmer, Oct 27 (ANI): India is a multi-cultural and multi-religious country. This amazing diversity is cherished by people of all communities as they celebrate each other's religious festivals with much zeal and fervour. One such example is seen at the mausoleum of Baba Gudadi Shah in Ajmer city of Rajasthan, which attracts people from different religious beliefs. Every year devotees in large numbers gather at Baba's shrine to pay homage to him and seek blessings. Devotees from foreign countries also take pride in visiting the mausoleum. During evening, qawalls perform qawwallis, gathering people in large number who participate enthusiastically. The mausoleum of Baba Gudadi Shah showcases the spirit of harmony which is the true essence of the country. Oct 27, 2014

People work with religious harmony in metal bell bowl making unit

Bankura, Oct 27 (ANI): There are many small and big establishments flourishing across the country that contribute to its amazing growth story. One such example is a metal bell bowl making unit in Bankura. Here Hindus and Muslims work together in perfect harmony. The unit has grown over the years and its success is credited to good relations between Hindu and Muslim workers. Being a unique object, the metal bells made here are largely in demand and people all across the globe gets supply from the unit. The hardship and the essence of brotherhood and amity between workers has enabled the unit to make a mark in the region. Indians have a unique ability to keep their individualities intact and yet integrate with the society effortlessly. They embrace each other's differences with open arms, and this is the specialty of Indian culture. Oct 27, 2014

Sri Lankan Navy Chief pays homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti

New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI): The Naval Chief of Sri Lanka, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera on Monday visited the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate in New Delhi. Perera paid flora tribute at the Jyoti and then saluted. He later wrote his comments in the visitors book. Perera is on a five day official visit to India on the invitation of his Indian counterpart Admiral RK Dhowan. He was also given the Guard of Honour earlier in the day. Oct 27, 2014

West Bengal: One dead, four injured in TMC-BJP clash

Birbhum, Oct 27 (ANI): In a clash between the BJP and TMC workers, one person is reportedly killed and 4 injured in Birbhum district of West Bengal on Monday. Out of the four injured who sustained bullet injuries, the condition of two is reportedly critical. The Rapid Action Force (RAF) has been deployed in the Makra village, where the violence took place. Many villagers have also reportedly fled the area. The violence comes days after assailants hurled bombs at three policemen, including the officer-in-charge of a West Bengal police station, in Birbhum last week. The bombs were thrown at the police when they had gone to Chakmondola village to inquire about bombs being illegally manufactured there. Oct 27, 2014