'No significant progress' in Iran nuclear talks

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday that six-power talks with Iran being held at the United Nations had failed to yield progress on curbing Tehran's nuclear program. Duration: 00:57 Sep 27, 2014

Pak PM Nawaz Sharif raises Kashmir issue with UN Secretary General

New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif raised the Kashmir issue in his meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. Pakistan Foreign Office statement said that Sharif met the UN Secretary General and "pointed out that Kashmir was one of the long standing conflicts on the agenda of the UN Security Council". Sharif also "asked the Secretary General to take steps for its peaceful settlement in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions. Pakistani Prime Minister is also expected to raise the Kashmir issue in his address to the UN General Assembly. Pakistan's foreign secretary Ajaz Ahmad Chaudhry had said that there is "no reason" for Sharif not to raise the issue of Kashmir during his address to the annual session of United Nations general assembly. Sep 26, 2014

PM Narendra Modi reaches New York

New York, Sep 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reached New York City on his five-day long maiden visit to the United States. Modi has a tight schedule for his visit which spans 26 September to 1 October. Indian Prime Minister's Air India flight landed on John F. Kennedy International Airport, where a limousine waited in his welcome. Modi was received by Indian Ambassador to the United States, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and other dignitaries. PM Modi is now heading to New York Palace Hotel where itself, he has aligned meetings with dignitaries. Sep 26, 2014

It Happens:Navratri begins with religious fervor in India

New Delhi/J&K,Sept 26 (ANI): Devotees across India thronged the temples on the first day of Navratri when Hindus worship mother goddess Durga in all her manifestations. Navratri, derived from the ancient Sanskrit words 'nine nights', falls this year from September 25 to October 03. People stood in queues early morning on Thursday as they visited temples to seek the blessings of mother goddess Durga. Devotees celebrate the festival with religious fervour as they pray before the idol of the goddess, sing religious songs and perform aarti while observing fast. During one of the biggest Hindu festival celebrated across India in different forms and names, temples are beautifully decorated with flowers, leaves, petals, lights and the priests ornate idols of goddess Durga with new clothes and jewellery. Meanwhile, a priest at a temple in New Delhi said on the first day of the festival the goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Shailputri or daughter of king of mountains. It is believed that during Navratri, the goddess Durga descends on earth to rid it of demons and bless her devotees with happiness and prosperity. A devotee in Jammu Rajini Sharma, said that she prays for good health and strength from the goddess. Another pilgrim in Bhopal, Manoj Kumar, said they Sep 26, 2014

Nuclear deal with Iran has never been closer: Germany

Germany's foreign minister speaks after meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the UN, saying that while a deal on nuclear negotiations has never been closer, "the last meters on the distance are the most difficult ones". Duration: 01:10 Sep 26, 2014

Party fever in Venice as stars descend for Clooney wedding

The party of the year is happening here: the fresco-adorned Aman hotel on Venice's Grand Canal is feverishly preparing for George Clooney's wedding to Amal Alamuddin, his Lebanon-born British fiancee. Duration: 00:38 Sep 26, 2014

Experimental Ebola vaccines ready by 2015: WHO

Experimental vaccines to treat Ebola could be ready for use in African countries badly hit by the deadly virus early next year, according to the World Health Organization. Duration: 00:51 Sep 26, 2014

Recovering Spain strengthens growth, jobs outlook

Spain raised its growth forecast on Friday for this year and next and said unemployment would ease by two percentage points in 2015 as the economic recovery gathers pace. Duration: 00:46 Sep 26, 2014