Nigerian President to Visit Town where Girls were Seized

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan will on Friday visit the northeastern village where more than 200 schoolgirls were seized a month ago by Islamist rebel group Boko Haram, senior government officials said. May 16, 2014

Mass Funerals, Mounting Anger as Turkey Mourns Mine Workers

Loudspeakers broadcast the names of the dead as rows of graves were filled in this close-knit Turkish mining town on Thursday, while thousands protested in major cities as grief turned to anger following the country's deadliest industrial disaster. May 16, 2014

Poll Trends (9 am)

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): BJP is leading in 60 seats while the Congress is leading in 26 seats. May 16, 2014

India's first amputee trekker climbs Kilimanjaro, after scaling Mount Everest

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): India's first woman amputee conquered Mount Kilimanjaro after scaling the Mount Everest. Arunima Sinha, the national level volleyball player, the girl who lost a leg in battling snatchers had earlier climbed the world's highest mountain peak, Mount Everest on May 21, 2013 with a prosthetic leg. While addressing a news conference on Thursday (May 15) in New Delhi, Sinha said that the disability is all in the mind. Sinha said her family has been her backbone which has given her moral support and has encouraged her to follow her dreams of climbing the world's highest summit. The Seven Summits which have been climbed by few are composed of each of the highest mountain peaks of each of the seven continents and these are Kilimanjaro, Denali, Elbrus, Aconcagua, Carstensz Pyramid, Vinson and Mount Everest. May 16, 2014

Modi on Brink of Power as India Vote Count Begins

Counting of votes began on Friday after India's mammoth election, which could usher in the most profound economic change in a generation if opposition leader Narendra Modi wins a clear mandate for his agenda to revive growth and create jobs. May 16, 2014

RBI, finance ministry talk contingency plan for May 16

Shimla, May 16 (ANI): RBI Chief Raghuram Rajan has stated that it is prepared to deal with any excessive volatility from election results to be unveiled on Friday. The RBI will also be ready to deal with any volatility in the rupee, Rajan said this during a news briefing in Shimla after discussing the contingency plans with the finance ministry and the stock market regulator. On inflation, Rajan said food prices were still a concern. May 16, 2014

Political leaders remain affirmative as counting begins

Lucknow/New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Political leaders from different political parties remained affirmative for a possible win as the counting for the results of 2014 general elections begin. BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh said that whatever the country has lost for the last 10 years will be gained back by BJP and good days will follow. Congress leader Meem Afzal said that though BJP has started preparing for a supposed win, the party will prove the exit polls wrong. AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal also remained positive for a victory in Varanasi. Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party leader Rajendra Chaudhary lashed out at BJP for being in hurry said that the party will perform better in UP. May 16, 2014

Istanbul protest after blast kills hundreds of miners

A protest is held near Taksim Square in Istanbul as anger at Turkey's government boiled over Thursday after at least 283 workers died in one of the worst mining accidents in modern history. Duration: 00:55 May 16, 2014

Kerry warns Russia,'proxies' against Ukraine interference

The United States and European partners are ready to impose tougher sanctions against Russia if it seeks to disrupt Ukraine's upcoming presidential elections, US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Thursday. Duration: 00:58 May 16, 2014

British FM tells Syria: More aid will go to opposition

Western and Arab nations vowed Thursday to step up assistance for Syria's moderate opposition, while the US said "raw data" suggested chlorine had been used as a chemical weapon in the conflict. Duration: 00:52 May 16, 2014

Wildfires in California force evacuation of thousands

Thousands of people fled raging wildfires in roasting southern California on Wednesday as flames destroyed homes and triggered evacuations at a nuclear power plant, a military base and an amusement park. Duration: 00:48 May 16, 2014

Demonstration in Ramallah for the 66th anniversary of the Nakba

Palestinians gathered in Ramallah to commemorate the 66th anniversary of the "Nakba", meaning "catastrophe", in reference to the birth of the state of Israel which led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. Duration: 01:02 May 16, 2014