Uganda court scraps controversial new anti-gay law

Uganda_s constitutional court on Friday overturned tough new anti-gay laws that had been branded draconian by rights groups, saying they had been wrongly passed by parliament. Duration: 01:10 Aug 2, 2014

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise free to leave Russia

Greenpeace_s ship Arctic Sunrise, held in custody by the Russian authorities since September last year, has departed the Russian city of Murmansk en route for its home port of Amsterdam. Duration: 01:04 Aug 2, 2014

Obama_s Africa summit to confront Islamist threat

US President Barack Obama hosts an unprecedented gathering of African leaders next week. Among items under discussion will be the security threat posed by Islamist groups such as Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. Duration: 02:37 Aug 1, 2014

Pyrenees orphan bear cub gets brand new home

The discovery of a bear cub in the Pyrenees mountains made headlines in April 2014. Despire several attempts to find the animal's mother, the cub remained alone. Now, the Pyrenees Conservation Foundation has constructed an enclosure. Duration: 00:31 Aug 1, 2014

Security laws pose threat to media freedoms in east Africa

The recent trial of a leading Burundian human rights activists has highlighted the growing use of security-related laws in some East African states in order to quash independent reporting and stifle dissent. Duration: 03:08 Aug 1, 2014

Modi Meets Kerry in Washington Summit Prelude

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday and stated that there is a broad convergence of views and interests between his country and the US, which are the world's two largest democracies. Aug 1, 2014

Narendra Modi to visit Nepal on August 3 and 4: MEA

New Delhi, Aug 01 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be travelling to Kathmandu on August 3rd and 4th to have delegation level talks with his Nepali counterpart Sushil Koirala. PM will conclude his two-day visit to Nepal with a visit to the the Pashupatinath Temple. Aug 1, 2014

Vijay Goel clarifies controversial speech over migrants from UP and Bihar in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 01 (ANI): BJP leader Vijay Goel on Friday clarified his speech in Rajya Sabha, pointing that migrants from UP and Bihar should be stopped from settling in Delhi, which had created controversies among political leaders. Goel said that his speech has been misunderstood by those who want political gain from it. He added that he had asked to provide all facilities in other states like UP and Bihar such that migrants do not feel the need to leave their home towns and settle outside. Aug 1, 2014

3 killed in blast in Goalpara of Assam

Guwahati, Aug 1 (ANI): Three people were killed in a bomb blast in Mungrai village in Goalpara district of Assam. Police suspect an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) the militants planned to plant went off in the house where they had taken shelter. The village close to the Assam-Meghalaya border comes under Agia police station. Aug 1, 2014