ICC sentences Congolese warlord Katanga to 12 years

The International Criminal Court on Friday sentenced Congolese warlord Germain "Simba" Katanga to 12 years in jail for arming an ethnic militia that carried out a "particularly cruel" 2003 village massacre. Duration: 00:48 May 23, 2014

Dutch buck populist trend as Euro polls begin

Dutch anti-EU populist Geert Wilders appeared to suffer a setback as European parliament elections were held in the Netherlands and Britain on Thursday, despite predictions of continental gains for the far-right. Duration: 00:35 May 23, 2014

Ukraine prepares for crunch presidential polls

Ukraine heads to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president, with the country at risk of being torn apart by violence in the east where pro-Russian separatists killed 18 Ukrainian soldiers on Thursday. Duration: 02:40 May 23, 2014

Corruption allegations blight Liberian police force

Liberia's police force are tasked with enforcing security and safety across the nation but 11 years after the end of the civil war, a lack of resources and allegations of endemic corruption plague the organisation. Duration: 02:03 min May 23, 2014

India expresses concern over military coup in Thailand

New Delhi, May 23 (ANI): India expressed concern over military coup in Thailand on Friday and hoped for an urgent political resolution and restoration of normalcy based on the principles of democracy, will of the people and rule of the law.Thailand army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha set out his plans for the country on Friday, a day after seizing power in a coup, saying reforms were needed before an election can be held and enlisting the help of the civil service. India's foreign ministry spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin, said that New Delhi was closely monitoring the evolving situation. India has also advised its troops to return home. May 23, 2014

MEA briefs about Afghanistan attack and invitation to SAARC leaders

New Delhi, May 23 (ANI): MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Friday briefed about the attack on Indian envoy in Afghanistan and strongly condemned it. He also said that the entire situation is being analyzed. He added that Afghanistan PM Hamid Karzai had spoken to Indian PM-designate Narendra Modi and assured him of all possible efforts to protect Indian missions there. Akbaruddin then, highlighting the invitation of SAARC nation leaders to Narendra Modi's oath ceremony, said that invitations were sent to 8 nations out of which Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Mauritius have confirmed and response is still awaited from Pakistan. He added that as far as the swearing-in ceremony of the Indian Prime Minister is concerned this will be the first occasion of SAARC leaders coming together. May 23, 2014