Three Ukrainian policemen shot down in restive Donetsk

Three traffic policemen gunned down in the middle of the street in Donetsk Thursday morning, according to AFP journalists. Another policeman was badly injured. The reasons behind the shooting were not immediately understandable. Duration: 00:39 Jul 4, 2014

DR Congo_s tshukudu, the all-purpose transport scooter

What do you do when you need to deliver several hundred pounds of potatoes, 150 stalks of sugar cane, 30 eucalyptus saplings and eight sacks of coal, without motorised transport? For residents of Goma, the answer is the tshukudu. Duration: 02:13 Jul 4, 2014

Heroic fantasy fans _fight to the death_ in epic Ragnarok battle

Hundreds of medieval combat enthusiasts fight to the death in a annual heroic-fantasy celebration known as Ragnarok, where gladiators, elves and knights go sword-to-sword in a week-long bloody battle with foam axes, bows and polearms. Duration: 02:48 Jul 4, 2014

Rio shopkeepers see sales spike with World Cup

Many Rio de Janeiro shopkeepers and restaurateurs say they’ve registered record sales since the World Cup began, to the point that sometimes they have difficulties meeting customer demand. Duration: 01:03 Jul 3, 2014

Rubbish collector, a job with a sparkling future

Unemployment in France is still stuck close to 10% as the country struggles to pull itself out of the economic slump. But one industry is actively seeking recruits, convinced there's a rich future in rubbish collection. Duration: 03:24 Jul 3, 2014

Kejriwal meets President, requests dissolution of Assembly and holding re-elections

New Delhi, July 03 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met President Pranab Mukherjee and requested him to dissolve Delhi Assembly and hold re-elections. He alleged that BJP will not let government to form in the national capital and are now opting for divisive politics. Further, he said that the president assured him that he will think over the same and take actions accordingly. Jul 3, 2014

AirAsia India venture to break even in December, later than they expected

Bangalore, July 03 (ANI): Malaysian-based budget carrier AirAsia, on Thursday said it expected its India unit to break even in December, later than initially planned, after a delay in plane deliveries and a plan to boost investment in the fleet. The budget carrier, which launched its inaugural flight in India last month, had said it would break even around October. Tony Fernandes, owner and CEO of AirAsia, told reporters that the airline would also invest more money in new planes to raise its scale in India. AirAsia India, a three-way venture between the airline, India's Tata Group and investment firm Telestra Tradeplace, launched its debut flight on June 12. Jul 3, 2014

Narendra Modi to flag off special train to Vaishno Devi, preparations underway

Katra, July 3 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to flag off a special train to reach Katra directly on Friday. Katra is the base camp of Mata Vaishno Devi shrine that is nestled in Trikuta Hills in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district. The train will traverse through seven tunnels and over 30 small and large bridges. There will be a small station - Chakrakhwal - between Udhampur and Katra. Jul 3, 2014

Has been a constructive pre-budget engagement between centre and state: Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi, July 03 (ANI): After meeting between state finance ministers and union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, MoS for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman said that it has been a constructive engagement between the state and the centre. She said that the new government is looking at the compensation and goods and services tax (GST), which is the concern of the states. The first budget by the NDA government is to be presented on July 10. Jul 3, 2014

Rajnath Singh on food price control

New Delhi, July 3 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that he has directed his officials and concerned ministers to take every step to control the prices of essential commodities. He added that he has asked for strong action against hoarders. The Home Minister's directive came following a high-level meeting attended by Delhi LG Najeeb Jung, Chief Secretary S K Srivastava, Police Commissioner B S Bassi besides others. Jul 3, 2014

Indian nurses in Iraq safe, MEA doing its best: Oommen Chandy

New Delhi, July 03 (ANI): Talking about nurses stranded in violence hit Iraq, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said that Indian nurses are safe and that administration and Ministry of External Affairs are doing its best in rescuing them. He also said that the exact location of the nurses is not known right now and the administration is doing its best in every way. Meanwhile, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said that all diplomatic channels are open in the case. Jul 3, 2014