Iraqis in resort town face return to Anbar unrest

When fighting erupted in Iraq's Anbar province in December, many families fled to a virtually empty summer resort far to the north to take advantage of its off-season rates and wait out the conflict. Duration: 01:50 Apr 15, 2014

Prosecutor continues Pistorius cross-examination

The cross-examination of sprinter Oscar Pistorius entered its second week Monday. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel accused the sprinter of concocting evidence in his defence against the charge of murdering Reeva Steenkamp last year. Duration: 01:05 Apr 15, 2014

Chimpanzee rescued in Lebanon after eight-year struggle

A Lebanese court ordered the confiscation of chimpanzee Charlie from a zoo and his delivery to the NGO "Animals Lebanon". Charlie is 9 years old, and was smuggled from Africa to Lebanon in 2005 and sold to a pet shop, ending at a zoo. Duration: 00:53 Apr 15, 2014

In Washington, a push to sterilize stray cats

To curb the growing numbers of feral cats in the US capital, the Washington Humane Society is encouraging residents to set traps and bring the animals to a sterilization clinic, after which they are released.. Duration: 02:29 Apr 15, 2014

Gaza cops trade bullets for laser-tech in training

Security forces in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip are using technology to practice shooting on laser simulators, saving money spent on ammunition in the cash-strapped Palestinian territory. Duration: 01:09 Apr 14, 2014

No militant release without Army consent, says Pakistans Interior Minister

Islamabad, April 14 (ANI): Pakistan’s Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan shrugged off reports suggesting that dialogue with the Taliban and release of some of their prisoners were happening without taking the armed forces on board. Replying to questions, Khan denied there were tensions between the army and the government over the talks, and claimed civil-military relations were better than they had ever been before. Asked about reports that the government had upset the army by releasing Taliban prisoners without their consent, Khan said it was impossible to release the prisoners without taking the army on board, because most of the prisoners were being held in internment centers run by the army. However, Khan categorically denied suggestions that the Taliban had asked for the release of their combatants who were in the government’s custody. Apr 14, 2014

Publishing such books back-to back a political conspiracy: Sanjay Jha

Mumbai, April 14 (ANI): After Former Coal Secretary PC Parakh released his book 'Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and Other Truths' on Monday, Congress Spokesperson Sanjay Jha said that publishing such books like this and Sanjay Baru’s ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ is nothing but a political conspiracy. He said that the nation knows who is behind such acts. Jha further said that there are many books which are refrained from getting released because they critical of Narendra Modi. Apr 14, 2014

PC Parakhs book published at right time: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, April 14 (ANI): Former IPS officer and social activist Kiran Bedi has commented on the Coalgate scam and timing of PC Parakh’s book release. Bedi stated that the timing of Parakh’s book release was perfect because he felt that he is being under investigation while the PM is not. She also said that the CBI should have been under Lokpal and free to investigate even the prime minister. Further, Bedi called Congress as a non-performing government highlighting Coalgate scam and blamed the PM for not paying attention to the country. Apr 14, 2014

PC Parakh releases 'Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and Other Truths', says book about degradation

New Delhi, April 14 (ANI): Former Coal Secretary PC Parakh on Monday released his book 'Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and Other Truths', and said that the book is essentially about the degradation in the political system of the nation. He also said that India has reached to a situation where even Chief Secretaries are forced to become servants of political masters. He further said that his suggestion on coal auction was not considered and that the prime minister failed to control his ministers. Parakh also said that the book is also to inspire and motivate people to work with honesty and dignity. Apr 14, 2014