Pro-Russian rebels dig in as Ukraine forces advance

Retreating pro-Russian insurgents dug in on Monday in Ukraine's sprawling industrial hub of Donetsk after government forces scored a string of morale-boosting victories in the bloody battle for the future of the ex-Soviet state. Duration: 00:47 Jul 8, 2014

Preliminary results project Ghani as Afghan poll winner

Former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani won Afghanistan's presidential election, according to preliminary results Monday, but fraud allegations are set to spark a dispute over the outcome and stoke concerns of instability. Duration: 00:37 Jul 8, 2014

Pope slams Church complicity in child sex abuse.

Pope Francis acknowledged Monday that the suicides of clerical sex abuse victims weigh on his conscience as he thanked victims on Monday for shining a light on the "terrible darkness" at the heart of the Catholic Church. Duration: 01:15 Jul 8, 2014

Italy navy rescues 2,600 boat migrants over two days

More than 2,600 migrants were rescued by the Italian navy this weekend, authorities said Monday, as police searched for new arrivals who landed by night on Sicily's southern coast. Duration: 00:38 Jul 7, 2014

Pistorius claims on vulnerability called into question

South African prosecutors on Monday sought to show Oscar Pistorius's sports doctor overstated his immobility without prostheses, as a leaked video shows the star sprinter re-enacting the shooting of his girlfriend. Duration: 01:00 Jul 7, 2014

South Sudan marks third year of independence

It was just three years ago that South Sudan celebrated its newfound independence from Sudan. Now, a civil war is tearing the young state apart, and aid agencies warn of famine on the horizon. Duration: 03:15 Jul 7, 2014

Ahead of budget, Indians want faster, safer and better rail network

Coimbatore/ Patna /Ranchi, July 7 (ANI): Indians expect an affordable rail network, better facilities and improved security arrangements as Narendra Modi-led new government prepares to lay out its vision for the critically important but often neglected sector in a budget due on Tuesday. Commuters in the city of Ranchi in Jharkhand hoped that the rail fare does not rise further after last month’s increase when passenger fare and freight fares were hiked by 14.2 percent and 6.5 percent respectively. In the southern city of Coimbatore, daily commuters said it was time India joined the fast lane and added high speed trains to the network. As the government prepares to present the railway budget, women commuters have their wish list – with their safety being the prime concern. Jul 7, 2014