Mozambicans vote in tough test for ruling party

Mozambicans vote in a tough electoral test for the ruling Frelimo party, which has run the southern African country since independence from Portugal in 1975. Duration: 01:11 Oct 15, 2014

Femen activist fined in France for stabbing Putin waxwork

A Ukrainian member of the Femen movement is slapped with over 6,000 euros ($7,300) in fines for impaling a wax statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin with a stake, while bare-breasted, in a Paris museum. Duration: 00:58 Oct 15, 2014

Missing Mexico students not among 28 in mass grave

The mystery over the fate of 43 Mexican students missing since an attack by gang-linked police last month deepened Tuesday after authorities said none were among 28 bodies found in a mass grave. Duration: 00:50 Oct 15, 2014

DR Congo Ebola survivor lost most of her relatives to virus

Beating the deadly Ebola virus is possible. Half of the fourteen people admitted to the clinic in Lokolia, a city in northwest Democratic Republic of the Congo, have survived the disease, among them 58-year-old Marie Boongo Songo. Duration: 00:58 Oct 15, 2014

Uncertain future for Uruguay's cannabis law

The legalisation of cannabis in Uruguay is going through a difficult start. Though users can now register to cultivate up to six plants for personal use, it is still unknown when marijuana will be available in pharmacies. Duration: 01:08 Oct 15, 2014

Election Commission briefs about voter turnout in Haryana & Maharashtra

New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): Election Commission on Wednesday held a press conference and briefed about the assembly elections which were held in Haryana and Maharashtra. ECI deputy election commissioner Sudhir Tripathi said that the voter turnout in Maharashtra till 5 pm was recorded at 54.5%. He added that the voter turnout percentage is likely to be increased upto 62% till voting time ends. Another deputy election commissioner Umesh Sinha said that Haryana had the highest voter turnout ever in the assembly elections reaching around 73%. Oct 15, 2014

Manipuri student attacked in Bangalore for not speaking in Kannada

Bangalore, Oct 15 (ANI): Miscreants attacked an engineering student from Manipur, T Michael Lamjathang Haokip, in Bangalore for not speaking in local language. Haokip, president of a students’ association, and his friends were attacked when they were eating food on October 14. On our way back to our home, on the roadside we were having a small discussion and refreshment. Then three locals came and since we were engaged in our discussion, they questioned us you are eating Karnataka food and you are living in Karnataka, you have to speak Kannada. Why don’t you speak Kannada? Or else get lost from this place. He alleged that none of the on-lookers came forward to help them. Haokip has sustained injuries on his head, back, shoulders, foot and ankle. Two of his friends have sustained minor injuries. Meanwhile, Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), Alok Kumar, said that three persons were arrested and strict action will be taken. Meanwhile, Indian woman boxer, MC Mary Kom, condemned the incident. Oct 15, 2014

Kashmir flood victims protest against state government

Srinagar, Oct 15 (ANI): Flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir protested against state government on Wednesday for they are forced to live in tents as they have not received any aid after the worst flooding in a century hit the state. Many houses have turned into debris and most of the villages present a sad picture. The protesters shouted slogans against Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, and said they want him to see the conditions they are living in. Oct 15, 2014

Opposition says elections in flood hit J&K should be delayed

New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): Congress party said on Wednesday (October 15) that elections in flood affected state of Jammu and Kashmir must not take place until normalcy returns. CPI leader Atul Anjan, also said elections should be delayed. However, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), reportedly, wants to have elections across the state as scheduled as it feels the rescue and rehabilitation work conducted by it in Jammu and Kashmir might help boost its image. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that the Election Commission will take the final decision. Oct 15, 2014

Politicos react as Home Secretary says he told Qureshi to quit willingly

New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): Political leaders reacted on Wednesday after Home Secretary said that he told Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi to quit willingly. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the Governor’s office is an eminent one, so Home Secretaries should not interfere. CPI leader Atul Anjan said that Prime Minister should sack the Home Secretary and uphold the rights of the Constitution. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that the Governor’s themselves are responsible for their decision. RJD leader Manoj Jha said that Governor’s office should be respected and it is not correct for democracy that Governor’s be forced to resign. Oct 15, 2014

Supreme Court slams Centre over Ganga cleaning project

New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed the Centre over the Ganga cleaning project and questioned about its vision for the project. During the hearing of the case, the apex court asked the Centre whether it has a vision which is similar to that of Delhi Metro former chairman E Sreedharan. Lawyer Vijay Panjwani said that the SC has asked for reports of all the meetings which were held between the central government and central pollution control. Oct 15, 2014