Former French President Sarkozy charged with corruption

France_s former president Nicolas Sarkozy is charged with corruption and influence peddling, French prosecutors say, a dramatic move in a criminal probe that could wreck his hopes of a political comeback. Duration: 00:39 Jul 3, 2014

Syrian rebels in Aleppo reject Islamic State_s caliphate

The proclamation of the caliphate by the jihadists of the Islamic State was rejected by the residents of Aleppo, including some members of the Free Syrian Army, who saw this act as a threat to the popular revolution. Duration: 00:48 Jul 3, 2014

Ukraine forces regain control of Dolzhanskiy checkpoint

The Dolzhanskiy border checkpoint between Russia and Ukraine was the scene of violent fighting Tuesday between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian forces, who regained control of the area. Duration: 00:35 Jul 3, 2014

_Neymarmania_ (literally) goes to Brazilians_ heads

World Cup fever and Neymarmania have literally gone to some Brazilians_ heads, with barbers swamped by demands to get the latest popular hairstyle in Rio_s slums: the face of football star Neymar sculpted in the back of the head. Duration: 01:44 Jul 3, 2014

Pistorius prosecution cross-examines athlete_s manager

In a pummelling cross-examination, prosecutor Gerry Nel questioned Oscar Pistorius_s manager about the star sprinter_s angry outbursts and turbulent love life, zeroing in on apparent inconsistencies in key parts of his account. Duration: 01:05 Jul 3, 2014

Sarkozy comeback dream hit by corruption charges

Nicolas Sarkozy has been hit by corruption charges in a dramatic legal move that threatens to torpedo the former French president_s hopes of a political comeback. Duration: 02:01 Jul 3, 2014

Indians take to streets as inflation hits hard on common man

Bangalore /Allahabad, July 02 (ANI): Indians took to streets on Wednesday protesting against the new Modi led BJP government following price rise and spiralling inflation that has hit hard on the pocket of the common man. Condemning BJP, youth wing of main opposition Congress party in IT hub Bangalore staged a protest demanding quick relief from rising prices. Meanwhile, regional Samajwadi Party workers in northern Allahabad city tried to stop normal movement of trains and demanded resignation of PM Modi if inflation was not curbed. Jul 2, 2014

Dutch queen lauds Indian central bank's vision for financial inclusion

Mumbai, July 02 (ANI): Queen Maxima of the Netherlands met governor of India's central bank, Reserve Bank of India, Raghuram Rajan, on Wednesday and lauded financial services in the country. Queen Maxima said Reserve Bank's efforts to universalise financial services in the country, especially in the last five to ten years, were worth mentioning. Meanwhile, Rajan hoped the meeting would help both the countries share experiences to get a new perspective on benefits of financial inclusion. Jul 2, 2014

BJP leader's remark on banning women wearing bikini in Goa invites sharp criticism

Panaji, July 02 (ANI): Senior BJP leader Sudin Dhavalikar who said women wearing bikini and mini-skirts should be banned from beaches has invited critical reactions. Hitting out at Dhavalikar, Tourism minister of Goa Dilip Parulekar on Wednesday said women are responsible enough to know what to wear and when to wear. Meanwhile, spokesperson of Congress Durgadas Kamat, said the party ordered and sent a mini-skirt to Dhavalikar to show that the party condemned his statement. Echoing the same sentiments, president of Travel and Tourism Association of Goa, Francisco De Braganca, said tourism industry will fall if such statements come to the fore. Jul 2, 2014