Police tighten security in Maoist hit Odisha ahead of LS Polls

Bhubaneswar, Apr 9 (ANI): Police beefed up security in Maoist-inflicted constituencies of Odisha on Wednesday, a day ahead of mammoth election in the region. The hotbeds of Maoists in the region are under tight security blanket as the world's largest democracy is holding its general election between April 07 and May 12. Special security has been deployed at polling booths that have been marked as the most sensitive. Apr 10, 2014

Obama vows to protect soldiers in Fort Hood tribute

President Barack Obama vowed to do more to protect US soldiers as he paid a somber tribute to victims of last week's Fort Hood shooting, the second gun rampage at the Texas military base in five years. Duration: 01:40 Apr 10, 2014

Belgian authorities destroy 1.5-ton stockpile of ivory

Belgian authorities on Wednesday destroyed a 1.5-ton stockpile of ivory that had been seized by customs over the past 25 years, to serve as a warning to international smugglers who kill elephants for their dusks on a daily basis. Duration: 00:50 Apr 10, 2014

Expert lays out challenges facing Malaysia plane search

Two fresh signals have been picked up in the search for missing Malaysian flight MH370, raising hopes that the wreckage will be found within days even as black box batteries start to expire. Duration: 01:02 Apr 10, 2014

Martin Schultz vies for EU Commission presidency

Martin Schulz, the Socialist candidate vying to head up the European Commission tells AFP that the biggest problem currently facing the EU is that Europeans don't trust large institutions. Duration: 01:01 Apr 10, 2014

International design fair opens in Milan

The Salone del Mobile international furniture and interior design fair opened in Milan on Tuesday, with 300,000 visitors from 160 countries expected to attend and over 1,400 items on show. Duration: 01:18 Apr 10, 2014

Kerry praises 'unbreakable bond' with Israel as FM visits

US Secretary of State John Kerry met his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday, a day after he blamed Israel for derailing peace talks with Palestinians, a charge that sent aides into damage control. Duration: 00:38 Apr 10, 2014

Mali's new premier to focus on security, reconciliation

Mali's new prime minister said on Wednesday he was forming a government which would prioritise security and reconciliation as the deeply-divided nation recovers from months of ruinous conflict. Duration: 01:06 Apr 10, 2014

Middle East reactions to Kerry's comment blaming Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered his ministers to limit contact with their Palestinian counterparts, as US Secretary of State John Kerry, blamed Israel for derailing the process by announcing new settlement homes. Duration: 01:01 Apr 10, 2014

Romanian bees still creating a buzz in health industry

Bee venom to combat multiple sclerosis, pollen for indigestion, honey to heal wounds - the bee has been a key source of alternative medicines since ancient times, and Romania is working to keep the tradition of "apitherapy" alive. Duration: 02:30 Apr 10, 2014

Bomb kills at least 20 in Islamabad market

A bomb tears through a bustling Islamabad market, killing at least 20 people, police and hospital officials say, the latest violence to hit government peace talks with the Taliban. Duration: 00:52 Apr 9, 2014

MSF issues stinging attack on 'shameful' UN in South Sudan

A leading international aid agency on Wednesday issued a stinging attack on the United Nations mission in South Sudan, accusing it of a "shameful attitude" and leaving thousands of displaced people living in squalor. Duration: 01:04 Apr 9, 2014