Refugees gather at Iraqi checkpoint

United Nations images show the situation at a checkpoint near Irbil in Iraq, as thousands flee violence in Mosul and elsewhere in the country. Duration: 01:40 Jun 13, 2014

French railway extends national strike for third day

French trade unions extended their strike into a third day, saying they would consider government proposals but if accepted would only lift the travel misery of rail commuters on Friday. Duration: 00:32 Jun 13, 2014

Two dozens anti-government protesters go on trial in Turkey

The trial of more than two dozen anti-government protesters began in Turkey on Thursday with one defendant blasting the charges against them as "ridiculous" and Amnesty International denouncing the process as a "show trial." Duration: 00:48 Jun 13, 2014

Muscovites marking Russia Day hail return of Crimea

Muscovites react after Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Thursday that it was "time to reunite the fragments" of the USSR, 24 years after the Russian declaration of independence. Duration: 00:55 Jun 13, 2014

Palestinians bury man killed by an Israeli air strike

The funeral of a Palestinian man killed on Wednesday by an Israeli air strike was held on Thursday in Beit Lahia. The Israeli military said it had targeted "terrorists affiliated to the international jihad." Duration: 00:49 Jun 12, 2014

Pakistani court lifts travel ban for Pervez Musharraf

Pakistan's government is ordered to lift a travel ban on former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, his lawyer says, in a court decision that can draw a line under a raft of legal troubles. Duration: 00:44 Jun 12, 2014

Search still on for kidnapped Chinese cyclist: Pak Foreign

Islamabad, June 12 (ANI): Pakistan said on Thursday that the search was still on for a Chinese tourist on a cycling tour of the country, kidnapped by the Taliban last month. The man was kidnapped on May 19 in Daraban, near the western city of Dera Ismail Khan. Abdullah Bahar, a senior Taliban commander, said the man was in their custody. Daraban police said they were searching for the man. Pakistan's Foreign Office Spokesperson, Tasneem Aslam said the teams were making efforts to recover the Chinese tourist. Jun 12, 2014

UP BJP delegation meets state Governor over depleting law and order situation

Lucknow, June 12 (ANI): A BJP delegation in Uttar Pradesh met state Governor BL Joshi on Thursday and submitted a memorandum on law and order situation in the state. The delegation was headed by UP BJP President Laxmikant Bajpai. He said that there have been many incidents after the Badaun incident and the state government and administration is not acting in the matter. Jun 12, 2014

Do Indian football federations lack promotion skills

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): With the soccer World Cup kicking-off on June 12 in Brazil, fans across the globe are gearing up for the mega event. FIFA has indeed marketed the sport so well that it currently is a favourite with the public. Even, Indians are not far behind in being hit by World Cup fever. However, with the BCCI promoting cricket on a bigger scale, the promotion of football in India pales in comparison. President of the Hindustan Football Club D.K. Bose talked about how BCCI has established cricket as a dominant sport in India. The AIFF needs to pick up lessons from the BCCI on how to promote football, and ensure improved spectator turnouts and interest. Jun 12, 2014

Navy Chief lays emphasis on teamwork to strengthen the force

Kochi, June 12 (ANI): Navy Chief, Admiral Robin K. Dhowan, stressed on the importance of teamwork and coordination with an aim to strengthen the force during the investiture ceremony. Dhowan was in Kochi city of Kerala to present gallantry and distinguished service awards to Navy personnel at an investiture ceremony at the Naval Base on Thursday. He also awarded unit citations for best performing shore establishments and operational units -ships, submarines and air squadrons. Jun 12, 2014

Road projects along China border to get fast-track approval from Environment Ministry

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said that a policy framework is being prepared by his Ministry through which norms would be eased for border roads along China and defence projects. Earlier, the Minister had a meeting with the Defence Secretary and other senior officials from the Environment Ministry. Jun 12, 2014