Grape harvest in Rome underway

A wine brotherhood from the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France helps pick grapes at the church of the Trinità dei Monti in Rome. Duration: 00:44 Sep 10, 2014

Abdullah insists he won disputed Afghan election

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah insists that he has won the country's disputed election, dimming hopes that a power-sharing deal could soon be agreed to end the prolonged political crisis. Duration: 00:53 Sep 10, 2014

British cancer-stricken boy has chance of recovery

Cancer-striken boy Ashya King, whose case grabbed headlines after his parents removed him from a British hospital, was undergoing scans in Prague Tuesday as Czech doctors said he could have a 70 percent chance of survival. Duration: 00:47 Sep 9, 2014

Pakistan's Khan in 'battle of nerves' with PM Sharif

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan says he's engaged in a "battle of nerves" with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif whom he is seeking to oust even as crowds dwindle almost a month into his sit-in outside parliament. Duration: 01:23 Sep 9, 2014

Greenhouse gas levels hit new high, says UN

Surging levels of carbon dioxide sent greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to a new record in 2013, while oceans, which absorb the emissions, have become more acidic than ever, the UN said on Tuesday. Duration: 00:52 Sep 9, 2014

Earth Sciences Minister makes mandatory for scientists to teach in schools

New Delhi, Sep 09 (ANI): Earth Sciences Minister, Jitendra Singh, on Tuesday, said that over 5,000 highly accomplished scientists, working with various departments under Science and Technology Ministry would devote time to impart education to students of various schools and colleges in the country. Addressing a news conference in New Delhi, Singh said the concept was new for the country. Singh added that scientists will have to teach for 12 hours and evaluation of their teaching skills will be done after every three years. India's education ministry will collaborate with concerned departments in this endeavour. Meanwhile, Singh said recently launched indigenously built Oceanographic Research Vessel was a success and post sea trials, the vessel sailed for its first oceanographic research cruise from southern Visakhapatnam city. Sep 9, 2014