Yemen Shiites rally in Sanaa as crisis talks held

Tens of thousands of supporters of Shiite Zaidi rebels pressing the government to resign gathered Friday in the north of Yemen's capital as a presidential team held crisis talks in their stronghold. Duration: 00:43 Aug 23, 2014

Three Moscow McDonald's closed on government orders

Protests took place outside a McDonald's in Moscow on Friday after Russian authorities closed down three wildly-popular Moscow locations on apparent government orders aimed at striking back against biting Western sanctions. Duration: 00:58 Aug 23, 2014

Amid Ebola fears upcoming football tie sparks controversy

The Sierra Leone vs Ivory Coast football game that will open the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers has sparked controversy as Abidjan has currently suspended all international games for the national team, amid fears of the Ebola virus. Duration: 00:56 Aug 23, 2014

Liberian Ebola survivor: 'I thought I could die anytime'

Marvin Kai, an orthopedic assistant who contracted Ebola while treating a patient in Liberia, left hospital after making a full recovery. While being treated for the virus, he was afraid he 'could die anytime.' Duration: 01:00 Aug 23, 2014

Palestinians mourn four new victims of last Israeli strikes

Palestinians mourn four people killed by Israeli air strikes, two of them were killed in a strike on Nusseirat refugee camp, and the two others were killed in an air raid near the neighbouring of Deir al-Balah. Duration: 00:54 Aug 23, 2014

BJP's aim of 'Congress-free India' should be fulfilled in Telangana: Amit Shah

Hyderabad, Aug 22 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Friday while addressing people of Telangana slammed the Congress party. Shah said that Congress had given a system corrupted with improper policies to the new government but Narendra Modi- led government had tried its best to provide maximum facilities to the people. He said that Modi's aim of Congress-free India should be fulfilled in the assembly polls which are to be held in many states. Aug 22, 2014

Only Modi-led NDA govt had the courage to call of India-Pak talks: Amit Shah

Hyderabad, Aug 22 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi before taking oath as the PM had invited the representatives of SAARC nations and thus decided that Foreign Secretary level talks will be held between India and Pakistan. He added that no other government could have the courage to call off the meeting after Pak High Commissioner held meeting with Kashmiri Separatist leaders. Aug 22, 2014

Amit Shah meets BJP village heads in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Aug 22 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Friday met BJP's village heads in Hyderabad. Shah addressed people in Telangana during a grand ceremony and thanked all the BJP workers who helped people during partition of Andhra Pradesh. Shah said that the new BJP government has given many gifts to the new state in its maiden budget. Aug 22, 2014

EAM Sushma Swaraj to visit Vietnam on Aug 24th

New Delhi, Aug 22 (ANI): MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Friday informed that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj would be visiting Vietnam on Aug 24th. Akbaruddin said that India and Vietnam have fairly robust economic ties. He added that Swaraj along with her Vietnamese counterpart would inaugurate the third round of India ASEAN think tanks. Aug 22, 2014

Nagpur city launches eco friendly buses

Nagpur, Aug 22 (ANI): Union transport minister, Nitin Gadkari, launched two ethanol-run buses in Nagpur on Friday with the initiative of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation. Gadkari said the launch of eco friendly buses will encourage the concept of producing fuel out of alternative sources. Gadkari also said the transport department is trying to be at par with the foreign countries in terms of reducing pollution in the country. Aug 22, 2014

Bihar minister's son attempts suicide after 'ragging'

New Delhi, Aug 22 (ANI): In a suspected case of ragging, a Bihar minister's son was on Friday admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Apollo Hospital in New Delhi. Victim is a student of the renowned Scindia School in Gwalior. Aug 22, 2014

Hindi catches the fancy of people in Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar, Aug 22 (ANI): The beginning of the day at Govt. Sr. Secondary School Arunodaya in Itanagar! After the National Anthem, the students get busy in learning Hindi, the favorite subject for many. Bordering China, Arunachal Pradesh has more than 26 major tribes and over 100 sub-tribes, many of whom among those love to learn and communicate in the National language. The popularity of Hindi runs high among the young generation. Hindi gained popularity in the region during the deployment of Army in early 1960s. As the soldiers did not have porters during the war, they took the help of tribal villagers to carry food and ammunition. Soon, the tribal started picking up Hindi from them. At present, Hindi has become the lingua-franca of several Arunachal tribes. Aug 22, 2014