Malians react after army's humiliating defeat by rebels

Malian government officials said on Friday a "failure in the chain of command" had led to the army's humiliating defeat by armed separatists in the country's rebel-infested desert battleground. Duration: 00:45 May 24, 2014

Tide turns for Liberia's secret surf spot

Hardcore surfers have known about the world class breaks off the coast of Liberia's north west coast for years but locals in the poor fishing community of Robertsport are now hoping for a new wave of tourism to revive the region. Duration: 01:52 May 24, 2014

Expert warns of possible violence in Thailand

Following a coup that has provoked an international outcry, an expert says the Thai junta could run the country for at least a year, warning violence could erupt in the kingdom. Duration: 1:00 May 24, 2014

It Happens: Colourful turban exhibition in Rajkot attracts visitors

Rajkot, May 23 (ANI): Visitors took a ride through history of turbans and also learnt how to tie it as they thronged a colourful exhibition in Rajkot city of Gujarat recently. Over 100 turbans of various shapes, colours and prints were put on display, which represented the rich culture of different Indian states. Kadambari Devi, member from Rajkot royal family, who also attended the exhibition, said she was happy with the way turbans from all over the country were displayed. Visitors scanned through various turbans during the exhibition and were also informed on how to tie them. May 23, 2014

It Happens: Book exhibition delights bibliophiles in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 23 (ANI): Enthusiasts belonging to varied age groups attended the unique book exhibition depicting the rich history of the Kashmir valley as a welcome step towards inculcating the passion of reading classics, especially among youth of Jammu and Kashmir. The exhibition showcased a blend of the modern with the ancient and included a wide range of books on history, geography, culture, tradition, ancient and contemporary literature, science and technology, Islam, Sufism and heritage of the state. Speaking to reporters, a student, Manzoor Ahmad voiced the thoughts of other visitors as he gushed about the relevance of the exhibition. The exhibition was organised by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture & Languages in collaboration with the department of Archives and Archeology and aimed to spread awareness among the youth of the valley regarding the value of the rare books. A school student, Ritika Singh, said that such exhibitions will inculcate the habit of reading among the youngsters of the valley. May 23, 2014

It Happens: Rajasthan relives past glory at art exhibition on Anchor World Museum Day

Ajmer, May 23 (ANI): On the occasion of Anchor World Museum Day visitors, specially the youth, thronged to the ancient Ajmer Fort of Rajasthan to relive their ancient tradition and culture, in the two-day heritage exhibition. The heritage exhibition organized in the precincts of the ancient fort of Mughal Emperor Akbar in Naya Bazaar area of Ajmer was inaugurated by the south Ajmer legislator, Anita Bhadel. The curator, Himmat Singh Shekhawat, said that the two-day exhibition aims to promote the idea of restoring the past and understanding its importance in daily lives. Paintings by an eminent artist of Shivam Sharde Art Centre in Ajmer, Mamta Devada, were also displayed. Ancient Ajaipal temple, Dargah Sharif, Clock Tower, St. Anselm’s Church, the puicturesque places of Pushkar and the fort of Taragarh were portrayed through the artist’s 30 paintings. Devada said that the idea behind the exhibition was to make people aware of their rich culture and heritage. The crowds that thronged the ancient fort were proof that the venture was a grand success. May 23, 2014