Obama: US willing to help Iraq but will not send troops

US President Barack Obama said Friday that he is examining options short of sending ground troops to help Iraq counter a Sunni extremist offensive, but warned the country must heal its own divisions. Duration: 00:39 Jun 14, 2014

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt lend star power to rape summit

US Secretary of State John Kerry affirmed Washington had taken immediate steps to shore up assistance to Iraq in its fight against a jihadist offensive. He spoke at the closing of a conference co-hosted by actress Angelina Jolie. Duration: 00:55 Jun 14, 2014

50 years on, US school segregation still casts a shadow

50 years ago, US Supreme Court established the right to public education for all races. But in rural Virginia, black students were shut out of school for 6 more years because the county closed down the public school system. Duration: 02:51 Jun 14, 2014

New York's High Line celebrates fifth birthday

New York's High Line - a public park built on elevated former train tracks - is celebrating its fifth birthday, with officials claiming it attracts more tourists than the Statue of Liberty. Duration: 01:33 Jun 14, 2014

Food handouts for S.Africa striking miners as deal looms

Striking workers gathering at mines near Rustenburg, northwest of Johannesburg, are receiving free food handouts as they wait to hear about a possible deal to end the longest mining strike in South Africa's history. Duration: 00:52 Jun 14, 2014

Malawi's fish stocks in sharp decline

Chambo is a fish that's a staple for millions in Malawi but stocks are dwindling at an alarming rate due to over-fishing. There's also been a rapid drop in water levels of Lake Malawi driven by population growth and climate change. Duration: 01:21 Jun 13, 2014

Shells and bombs increase tension in Slavyansk and Donetsk

Tensions mount in eastern Ukraine as Pro-Russian rebels remain on the outskirts of Slavyansk amid shelling and a minibus belonging to Donetsk rebel leader Denis Pushilin is blown up killing two of his entourage. Duration: 01:42 Jun 13, 2014

Kudankulam anti-nuke federation rubbishes IBs allegation of Greenpeace stalling development

Chennai, June 13 (ANI): People's movement against nuclear energy, Kudankulam anti-nuke federation, slammed the Indian Intelligence Bureau (IB) for leveling foreign funding allegations in its report submitted to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). The IB, in its report on June 03, has described the Greenpeace, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), as 'a threat to national economic security' and has claimed that there could be negative implications of the NGOs' role on GDP growth ranging from 2-3 per cent per annum. The report said that foreign funded NGOs negatively impact economic development in the country, while citing activities ranging from protests against nuclear and coal plants and funding of sympathetic research. Speaking in Chennai, Convener of Kudankulam anti-nuke federation, G. Anton Gomez, on Friday questioned the credibility of the report stating that the Kudankulam protest has been a people’s movement ever since its inception. Jun 13, 2014

Nitin Gadkari brings tree plantation under MGNREGA

New Delhi, June 13 (ANI): Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday brought tree plantation along the roads under employment guarantee scheme to combat environment challenges and provide jobs to unemployed youths. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act (MGNREGA) mandates the government to provide at least 100 days of job to rural youths. Gadkari said three million youths would get jobs if trees were planted along roads across the country. Gadkari also claimed that water conservation by building check dams on water bodies would boost agricultural growth, alleviate poverty and provide employment. Jun 13, 2014

Punjab CM seeks committee to probe 1984 Anti-Sikh riots conspiracy

New Delhi, June 13 (ANI): Chief Minister of Punjab, Prakash Singh Badal, on Friday urged the home minister, Rajnath Singh, to set up a committee under the Supreme Court to probe conspiracy and collusion of officers in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Badal also urged home minister to completely seal the India-Pakistan border in Punjab to thwart the smuggling of narcotics. Jun 13, 2014