Stay or go? Scotland votes on independence from Britain

Scotland began voting Thursday on whether to become independent, in a referendum that could break up the centuries-old United Kingdom and create Europe's newest country since the collapse of Yugoslavia. Duration: 00:59 Sep 18, 2014

South Africans turn to coffins in fight against crime

Many properties in crime-ridden South Africa are secured by electronic burglar alarms and high concrete walls topped with high-voltage electric fences, but in the town of Cullinan, coffins are the latest security gadgets. Duration: 01:52 Sep 18, 2014

Kolkata Student union calls for shutdown over alleged molestation of Jadavpur University student

Kolkata, Sep 18 (ANI): Four student unions in West Bengal called for a strike on Thursday and demanded resignation of Vice Chancellor of Jadavpur University over alleged molestation of a student in university hostel. Students also accused police of attacking and molesting girls while they were protesting against the alleged molestation of a fellow student in the university. The incident happened when students were demonstrating against molestation of the second year student of Jadavpur University in Kolkata. According to reports, the student was molested by few male students who dragged her inside the boy's hostel on August 28. Students further alleged that police authorities dragged out students and manhandled them. Sep 18, 2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping says 2015 will be year to visit India in China and 2016 vice versa (Par

New Delhi, Sep 18 (ANI): Chinese President Xi Jinping while addressing mediapersons at Hyderabad House on Thursday said that both sides have agreed that 2015 will be the year to visit India in China and 2016 will the year to visit China in India. He also invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on an official visit to China. Jinping also acknowledged works and developments that has taken place in India and said that he is hopeful of more achievements under PM Modi. He also said that China supports India's full membership in Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). He also assured that the two sides are fully capable to manage the border issues effectively and that China and India will act as twin engines to promote growth and prosperity in the region. Sep 18, 2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping says 2015 will be year to visit India in China and 2016 vice versa (Par

New Delhi, Sep 18 (ANI): Chinese President Xi Jinping while addressing mediapersons at Hyderabad House on Thursday said that both sides have agreed that 2015 will be the year to visit India in China and 2016 will the year to visit China in India. He also invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on an official visit to China. Jinping also acknowledged works and developments that has taken place in India and said that he is hopeful of more achievements under PM Modi. He also said that China supports India's full membership in Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). He also assured that the two sides are fully capable to manage the border issues effectively and that China and India will act as twin engines to promote growth and prosperity in the region. Sep 18, 2014

PM Modi issues statement, says peace and stability in relations and along borders essential

New Delhi, Sep 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese Prime Minister Xi Jinping signed 12 agreements and gave a joint-statement from Hyderabad House on Thursday. Modi while addressing the media said that he was happy to welcome the Chinese President Xi Jinping. He said that he has requested the Chinese president to make it possible for the Indian companies to get easier access in the Chinese market. Modi thanked Jinping for agreeing upon making an alternative route to Kailash Mansarovar via Nathu La for pilgrims. Commenting on the border incidents and the boundary questions, Modi said that he expressed his concern over these issues and that for peace and stability in the relations between the two countries, border clarity on LAC is important and essential. Sep 18, 2014

India and China sign 12 agreements including one on 5-years trade and economic co-operation pact

New Delhi, Sep 18 (ANI): India and China on Thursday signed 12 agreements, including one on five years economic and trade development plan. An agreement on audio visual co-production, two documents on railways, another document on work plan for drug administration and a MoU on culture were exchanged between the two countries. An MoU on peaceful use of outer space and a twinning agreement between Shanghai and Mumbai were also signed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Chinese President Xi Jinping has assured that he will take concrete steps to correct the trade imbalance and give more market access and investment in China. Sep 18, 2014