Hungary uses old fashioned energy to protect its future

In southern Hungary, the city of Pecs is successfully providing heating for half of its 150,000 inhabitants using old fashioned methods of burning wood and hay, helping both the local economy and the environment. Duration: 02:29 May 14, 2014

Iran nuclear talks enter sensitive new phase

Diplomatic efforts by Iran and world powers towards a potentially historic nuclear deal entered uncharted territory Wednesday as a new round of talks started in Vienna. Duration: 00:56 May 14, 2014

Qat habit drains Yemen's precious groundwater

Mountainous Yemen is blessed with more water than its Arabian desert neighbours but the national passion for the stimulant plant qat threatens to exhaust that precious resource. Duration: 02:37 May 14, 2014

S.African judge orders psychiatric tests for Pistorius

A South African judge ordered that Oscar Pistorius undergo psychiatric tests to establish if he has a "general anxiety disorder," raising the prospect of lengthy delays in his murder trial. Duration: 01:20 May 14, 2014

Donetsk to face 'major problems' with exports

As Ukraine faces plunging deep into recession this year, an economic expert said that the region of Donetsk will "face major problems" with exports to countries that do not recognise the results of the pro-Russian referendum. Duration: 01:11 May 14, 2014

Confident of NDAs win, Gujarat CMs name to be announced soon: Rajnath

Ahmedabad, May 14 (ANI): BJP President Rajnath Singh on Wednesday expressed his confidence over NDA’s victory. He also said that the party cannot decide the Cabinet before announcement of results. Singh said that Narendra Modi will be the next PM and added that the role of all leaders will be decided in a meeting in the presence of all senior leaders. He also stated that Gujarat’s Chief Minister’s name will be soon announced once it is decided. May 14, 2014

JD (S) rules out possibility of extending support to NDA

Bangalore, May 14 (ANI): Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda on Wednesday did not give much credence to exit polls and ruled out any possibility of extending support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA or its prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi. Commenting on exit polls predicting a win for the BJP-led NDA and whether the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) could become a likely partner of that alliance, Deve Gowda brushed it aside, saying such an event was distant. May 14, 2014

Buddhists across globe celebrate birth of Buddha

Bihar/ Uttar Pradesh, May 14 (ANI): Buddhist monks across the globe carried jars of holy water for supplies on Vesak Day, commonly known as "Buddha's birthday" during a holy water ceremony. Buddha's birthday, or Vesak Day (or Wesak), is celebrated on various dates in the spring throughout the world, and each Buddhist culture has its own traditions for the day. The devotees also offered prayers and performed customary rituals at the sacrosanct Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya, where the Buddha was enlightened. Sarnath, the place where he attained enlightenment, in Uttar Pradesh also exhibited the same show of divinity as people celebrated Lord Buddha's birthday, with equal fervour. The day is also commemorated as his death anniversary. May 14, 2014

SP and BSP not trustworthy enough for support: BJP

New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): BJP's Uttar Pradesh President Laxmikant Bajpai on Friday expressed hope that BJP is winning 55 seats till now. He also said that Mulayam Singh Yadav led Samajwadi Party and Mayawati led Bahujan Samaj Party are not trustworthy enough to be taken support of. Bajpai added that the final decision will be taken by the central leadership of the party. May 14, 2014

Digvijay Singh praises UPA govt, attacks Modi

Bangalore, May 14 (ANI): Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Wednesday praised the UPA rule under PM Manmohan Singh as a glorious period. Singh said that the country had progressed a lot under UPA. He then attacked the BJP and its PM candidate Narendra Modi for heavy expenditure at his election campaign. May 14, 2014