British Queen welcomes Irish president on historic visit

Queen Elizabeth II welcomed the Irish president to Britain on Tuesday for the first time since the republic became independent, in a historic state visit consolidating ties between the once hostile neighbours. Duration: 00:36 Apr 9, 2014

Four policemen killed in Iraq suicide attack

A car bomb set off by a suicide attacker at a checkpoint in the city of Tuz Khurmatu in Iraq killed four policemen, while attacks were also carried out in Baiji and Tikrit in Salaheddin province. Duration: 00:39 Apr 9, 2014

NATO warns Russia against 'historic mistake' in Ukraine

During his visit to the French capital, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen warns Russia against making an 'historic mistake' by provoking a flaring secession crisis in eastern Ukraine. Duration 00:50 Apr 8, 2014

Gunmen kill 3 in Yemen capital

Gunmen killed three people in the Yemeni capital on Tuesday in an attack targeting university professor Ismail al-Wazir, who was lightly wounded, a security official said. Duration: 00:26 Apr 8, 2014

Kiev warns against separatism after pro-Kremlin protests

Ukraine was threatened with disintegration Monday as pro-Kremlin militants seized government buildings in the eastern city of Donetsk, declared independence and vowed to vote on joining Russia. Duration: 00:53 Apr 8, 2014

Pistorius breaks down, forcing trial adjournment

Oscar Pistorius broke down in tears in the dock Tuesday, forcing an adjournment in his murder trial, as he recalled the moment he discovered he had shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead. Duration: 00:45 Apr 8, 2014

Weavers and artisans from northeast get exposure at an expo in Imphal

Imphal, April 08 (ANI): A two-week long National Handloom Expo was held at Iboyaima Shanglen in Imphal to promote the handloom sector. Weavers and artisans from across Manipur put together 61 stalls to showcase their handmade products. Excited customers thronged the expo to buy shawls, Khudei, Phaneks, Sarees... and much more. Meanwhile, visitors got a chance to buy products like stones, wood craft and bamboo made items at a craft bazaar organized by Help and Development Organisation (HADO). The work of the local artisans was much appreciated by the people. Apr 8, 2014

Tripura to start exporting bamboo tiles to European Market

Tripura, April 08 (ANI): A Mumbai- based company Mutha Industries Private Limited that had set up a factory in western Tripura to make bamboo floor tiles will soon start exporting to European countries. The factory, set up at the bamboo park in Bodhjunjnagar Industrial Growth Centre, is the first of its kind in the country. Production has already started in the plant and in the next 3 months international standard commercial production will start. Technologies and machinery from foreign countries are being used in the unit and the employees have been trained by overseas trainers. There is a huge demand for bamboo floor tiles in the outside market. The Tripura government started developing India's first bamboo park five years ago in order to give a boost to bamboo-based industries. This unit has come has a boon for a large number of people by providing them employment opportunities. The company also plans to expand bamboo plantation in the state so as to get the required raw material and also provide employment to the bamboo farmers. Apr 8, 2014