Iraqi special forces claim they took Mosul dam

Iraqi forces launch a string of attacks on Sunni militants, including at Saddam Hussein's hometown Tikrit, as US President Barack Obama declares his firmest commitment yet to targeting jihadists, August 19, 2014. Duration: 00:37 Aug 19, 2014

Sicilian hilltop homes on sale for one euro

It's an offer you can't refuse: rustic abodes in a picturesque hilltop village on the island of Sicily, are up for sale for just one euro, helping to breathe new life into the area, Gangi, Italy on August 19, 2014. Duration: 02:16 Aug 19, 2014

Gabon's pangolins poached because of Asian demand

The pangolin, a small scaly anteater is one of the most frequent victims of poaching in Gabon. The trade was banned in 2000 by the international law it is one of the most sought after species by traffickers. Duration: 00:53 Aug 19, 2014

Real face of Pakistan exposed

Muzzafarabad, PoK, August 19, 2014: In Muzzafarabad thousands of Kashmir migrants have been dying to return back to their homes in various parts of Jammu and Kashmir but authorities are not letting them come, Pakistan stands exposed as all its promises of good life and heaven turned out to be false, real face and intention of Pakistan is now known to Kashmiris. Aug 19, 2014

Congress accuses Modi government of opaque functioning

New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): Congress party slammed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party over Kashmir separatist leaders talks row and said that country was absolutely in dark because of opaque functioning of the Modi government. Spokesperson of Congress party, Anand Sharma on Tuesday hit at BJP saying that there was absolutely no clarity on Modi government_s foreign policy towards Pakistan. The Indian government on Monday called off secretary-level talks with Pakistan, which were scheduled for August 25th after the Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit_s meetings with separatists. Sharma also questioned Modi government for taking the decision of holding foreign secretary level talks despite of constant ceasefire violations. Aug 19, 2014

Tourists have a lot to explore in Japan

Yokohama, Aug 19 (ANI): The Triennale, an international art exhibition held every three years in Yokohama, Japan, recently showcased the work of 79 artists from around the world. This was the fifth edition of the Triennale contemporary art exhibition. Yokohama has embraced a variety of different ideas and values, while promoting modern and contemporary culture. In 2014, Yokohama was designated as one of the _Culture Cities of East Asia 2014_ program. Followed by Yokohama Triennale, _Fictive Communities Asia_- an international art exhibition, was held at Koganecho Bazaar. Art works were also displayed at various spaces including the studios under the railway-bridge, small buildings and empty lots. Aug 19, 2014

Congress party protests against Mohan Bhagwat_s _Hindu Nation_ remark

Bangalore, Aug 19 (ANI): Youth wing of Congress party on Tuesday staged a protest in India_s IT hub of Bangalore, condemning controversial remark by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. Bhagwat sparked a controversy by stating that India was a Hindu nation and Hindutva was its identity, while addressing an event in Mumbai on Sunday. Members of Youth Congress took to streets and burnt banners bearing Bhagwat_s photograph. They also agitated against BJP President Amit Shah and former chief minister of Karnataka, B.S. Yedyyurappa. Aug 19, 2014