UK's Hammond: cycle of violence 'triggered by Hamas'

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond met Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Knesset, Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, to discuss possibilities for a ceasefire and an end to the ongoing violent conflict in Gaza. Duration: 00:46 Jul 25, 2014

Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali

An Air Algerie plane with around 119 people on board including French and Spanish nationals went missing Thursday during a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, company sources and officials said. Duration: 00:48 Jul 24, 2014

85 bags of body parts found in Tanzania landfill

Tanzanian police say they have arrested eight people after 85 bags stuffed with human body parts including limbs, fingers and skulls were found dumped in a landfill. Duration: 00:46 Jul 24, 2014

Thousands of white-clad Amsterdammers march for MH17

Thousands of people in Amsterdam dressed in white marched solemnly along the city's canals on Wednesday in memory of the 298 people who died aboard flight MH17, most of them Dutch. Duration: 01:25 Jul 24, 2014

PM Narendra Modi meets delegation of Aga Khan Foundation

New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met a delegation from the Aga Khan Foundation which briefed him on various activities it was undertaking in the country. The PMO tweeted saying that, “The delegation members briefed the prime minister on various development activities being undertaken by the foundation in India.” AKF vice chairman Gulam Rahimtoola led the five-member delegation. The foundation was established by the spiritual leader of the Ismaili community in 1967 and its mission is to develop and promote creative solutions to problems that impede social development, primarily in Asia and east Africa. Jul 24, 2014

Goa Cabinets Dipak Dhavalikar says Modi will develop India into Hindu nation, Congress condemn

New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): Congress condemned Goa Cabinet’s Dipak Dhavalikar’s statement wherein he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will develop India into a Hindu nation. Congress leaders Rajiv Satav and Pramod Tiwari hit out at BJP’s “good days are to come” slogan and said that the radical Hindu group is taking its real form. Satav said that Modi’s agenda is to destroy harmony in the country. Jul 24, 2014

Skill development programmes and fashion shows help in promoting handloom sector in Manipur

Manipur, July 24 (ANI): These 20 artisans from Manipur have come to Power Loom and Allied Service Centre at Takyel Industrial Estate in Imphal to receive skill development training. The centre opened under the Directorate of Commerce and industries with an aim to equip the rural artisans with modern technology. It expects to enhance the productivity with the use of technology. The center also plans to provide loom sets, incentives and marketing assistance to those who accomplish the training. Manipur currently occupies the third position in the country in terms of handloom productivity. Jul 24, 2014

Shiv Sena leader can be penalized for force-feeding fasting Muslim: Lawyer

New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): An advocate of Supreme Court on Thursday said that the Shiv Sena leader, who force-fed a fasting Muslim, is liable to face legal action under Indian Penal Code (IPC) for hurting religious sentiments. Shiv Sena leader Rajan Vichare was caught on a video trying to force-feed a Muslim caterer, Arshad Zubair, when the food served in Maharashtra Sadan was not up to his standards. Meanwhile, Former SP leader Shahid Siddiqui slammed the state government of Maharashtra which has said it will respond on this issue after ascertaining full facts. Congress leader Manish Tewari also condemned the incident. Jul 24, 2014

Lucy Lawless to star in 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D'

New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): Lucy Lawless is set to join the cast of Marvel's hit superhero-based TV series ' Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' The 46-year-old former 'Xena: Warrior Princess' star, who is also an environmental campaigner and Greenpeace ambassador, has been signed for the ABC show's second season, which is due to air in September 2014. The series, which shows the Marvel superheroes fighting world threats post an epic Battle of New York, has not yet revealed Lawless' role or the details on how many episodes she'll appear in. Jul 24, 2014

Decline in insurgency brings development in rural Tripura

Tripura, July 24 (ANI): Situated close to Bangladesh border, Bhagaban Chowdhury Para in West Tripura district was affected by militancy and was least developed with no `pucca’ roads, drinking water, education or electricity. With the decline in insurgency, the things are no longer the same. The road infrastructure in the village has improved with the implementation of various government-run schemes like MGNREGA and Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. Many of the tribal people who were earlier into Jhum cultivation have become settled farmers under the Tribal Jhumia Rehabilitation Scheme and Integrated Tribal Development Project. Many of them have taken up rubber cultivation. Jul 24, 2014

Narayan Rane meets Rahul Gandhi, conveys his complains

New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): Congress leader Narayan Rane on Thursday met party Vice President Rahul Gandhi and conveyed his grievances and complains. He said that no assurance was given by Gandhi and that the vice president will meet Sonia Gandhi over the same. Jul 24, 2014