Tattoos, accessories and haircuts of soccer players define new style statement

West Bengal/ Karnataka/ Tamil Nadu, June 14 (ANI): Wearing soccer team t-shirts and accessories, styled with tattoos and haircuts of players Indians street dance to the tune of drum beats as FIFA World Cup frenzy grips the nation. Soccer is a great game, and the rich variety of styles and passions that come with being truly global makes the World Cup a nonpareil event in the universe of competitive sport. Indian soccer lovers in Kolkata, Bangalore and Chennai took to street as FIFA world cup kicks off in Brazil. Even though India does not figure highly among soccer playing nations, there is palpable excitement among sports fans for the world's biggest sporting extravaganza. Jun 14, 2014

DRC doctors report more rapes, younger victims

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been one of the countries in focus during London's End Sexual Violence in Conflict Summit and two doctors hope the summit will prove a turning point in fighting sexual violence back home. Duration: 00:43 Jun 14, 2014

Mariupol razes barricades after Ukraine routes rebels

In Mariupol on Friday after Ukraine routed the local separatist rebels, workers dismantled their barricades, loading sandbags onto tractors and hoisting concrete blocks onto a crane. Duration: 01:14 Jun 14, 2014

UN Human Rights Commission reports on Iraq casualties

The UN's human rights chief Friday condemned reports of extrajudicial killings in Iraq as jihadists advance across the north, warning that vulnerable civilians were trapped or being targeted by the militants. Duration: 00:44 Jun 14, 2014

Nobel laureate sees need for culture change to beat rape

Liberia's nobel peace laureate Leymah Gbowee believes the summit in London on combating rape in warzones will help compel governments to tackle sexual violence, while acknowledging it would be impossible to 'block out' rape from war. Duration: 00:45 Jun 14, 2014

Wildlife regulator: Africa surpasses Asia in ivory seizures

Several African countries have made great strides in clamping down on ivory smuggling, with large seizures for the first time exceeding those made in prime destination Asia, UN wildlife regulator CITES said Friday. Duration: 00:51 Jun 14, 2014

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

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

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