30 migrants found dead as refugee boats arrive in Italy

The deaths of 30 boat migrants sparked anger and frustration in Italy on Monday, as critics accused the government of failing to deal with an immigration crisis which has seen over 5,000 people rescued in the last 24 hours. Duration: 00:30 Jul 1, 2014

Two Tunisians abducted in Libya freed

A Tunisian diplomat and a fellow embassy staffer abducted in Libya earlier this year are freed by their abductors after months in captivity. Duration: 01:20 Jul 1, 2014

Japan pushes on with military reform despite public anger

Pacifist Japan is pressing ahead with divisive plans to loosen restrictions on its military, a top government spokesman said Monday, despite widespread public anger and a protester's horrific suicide bid. Duration: 00:49 Jul 1, 2014

Ramadan begins in Iraq

While battles with Sunni extremist militants continued to grip the country, Iraqis began fasting for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Shoppers were out Monday morning buying provisions. Duration: 00:55 Jun 30, 2014

Malaysian Muslims feast in Kuala Lumpur

Muslims, taking part in the holy month of Ramadan, enjoy an outdoor feast as night falls in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. Duration: 00:32 Jun 30, 2014

Turkey's Erdogan expected to unveil presidential bid Tuesday

Turkey's ruling party is expected to name Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its candidate in August presidential polls on Tuesday. Erdogan has faced huge protests and a major corruption scandal in the past year. Duration: 01:58 Jun 30, 2014

Iraqi army battles Sunni extremists in Diyala province

Ruthless jihadists spearheading a Sunni militant offensive in Iraq have declared an "Islamic caliphate" and ordered Muslims worldwide to pledge allegiance to their chief, in a spectacular bid to extend their authority. Duration: 00:58 Jun 30, 2014

Hyderabad keeps alive rich old legacy of communal harmony by maintaining its old traditions

Hyderabad, June 30 (ANI): Known for cultural amalgamation and brilliant architectural styles like that of Charminar, Hyderabad, the common capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana has lived for over 450 years with utter peace and brotherhood. The history of Hyderabad itself is the symbol of communal love and it still continues to adhere by its name. Established by Qutub Shahi, a Persian patron accepted all the cultures and communities of the region. Their court was a haven for Persian culture and literature, the sultans left a huge collection of poetry in Dakhini urdu, Persian and Telgu language. By 1535, the Qutub Shahis were using Telugu for their revenue and judicial areas within the sultanate. Jun 30, 2014

A Temple and Mosque in Malegaon share a common wall, fading religious differences

Malegaon, June 30 (ANI): Situated in the western state of Maharashtra, Malegaon houses many cultures who work and pray together. And this common bond of brotherhood is shared by a mosque and a temple here. Here, a mosque and a temple not only share a common wall but also participate in each others festivals with equal zest. While devotees in the temple perform prayers; Namaz is offered at the same time in the mosque. Malegaon proves that the essence of communal harmony is still alive in every part of the country. Jun 30, 2014