Crimea votes to join Russia amid Western outrage

Crimeans voted overwhelmingly Sunday in favour of joining former political master Russia as tensions soared in the east of the splintered ex-Soviet nation amid the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War. Durstion: 00:36 Mar 17, 2014

Ukrainian PM rejects referendum in Crimea

Crimeans voted Sunday in a unique referendum on breaking away from Ukraine to join Russia that has precipitated a Cold War-style security crisis on Europe's eastern frontier. Duration: 00:55 Mar 17, 2014

4,000 pro-Russian Ukrainians protest in Donetsk

Approximately 4,000 pro-Russian protesters gathered in Lenin Square in central Donetsk on Sunday, calling for a referendum in their own region, as Crimeans voted on breaking away from Ukraine to join Russia. Duration: 01:12 Mar 17, 2014

Ukraine, Russia agree brief Crimea truce: Kiev

Ukraine's defence minister said Sunday his forces in Crimea had reached a temporary truce with Russia aimed at easing tensions surrounding the Black Sea peninsula's high-stakes secession referendum. Duration: 00:49 Mar 17, 2014

Tatars boycott Crimea referendum on joining Russia

In Bakhchysaray - the main centre of Crimea's native Muslim Tatar community - many Tatars said they were boycotting the referendum and wanted to stay as part of Ukraine. Duration: 01:28 Mar 16, 2014

Ukrainians divided over Crimea referendum

As crimeans took to the polls on Sunday to vote on breaking away from Ukraine to join Russia, Ukranians in Kiev worried about the result of a referendum they consider illegal. Duration: 01:27 Mar 16, 2014

War, the latest visitor to Syria's fabled Palmyra

Syria's fabled desert Greco-Roman oasis of Palmyra saw its last tourist in September 2011, six months after the uprising began. Its most recent visitors are violence and looting. Duration: 01:42 Mar 16, 2014

India pauses search for missing Malaysian Airliner

Port Blair, March 16 (ANI): India on Sunday has put on hold its search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at the request of the government in Kuala Lumpur, which wants to reassess the week-old hunt for the Boeing 777 that is suspected of being deliberately flown off course. India had been combing two areas - one around the Andaman and Nicobar Islands; and a second, further west, in the Bay of Bengal. Both operations have been suspended, but may yet resume, defence officials said. Military officials in Port Blair said that the search operation was not over, and they were still on standby and were awaiting instructions from Malaysia. Mar 16, 2014

Hunting MH370: A needle in a growing haystack

Scanning an endless white-speckled expanse of the blue Andaman Sea, the crew of a Malaysian air force plane fight turbulence, nausea and mental strain in a seeming "Mission Impossible": to find Flight 370. Duration: 00:54 Mar 16, 2014

Announcement will be made soon: Ashutosh on Kejriwal contesting from Varanasi

New Delhi, Mar 16 (ANI): After the BJP announced Narendra Modi's candidature from Varanasi, the AAP is urging its convener Arvind Kejriwal to contest against him. However, Kejriwal on Sunday said that he has not yet decided on contesting against the BJP's PM nominee. Speaking on the same, AAP leader Ashutosh said, that very soon an announcement will be made. Mar 16, 2014

Women in Bhopal participate in car rally for safety and respect for women

Bhopal, March 16 (ANI): The Association of Convent Ex-students (ACES) organized a car rally in Bhopal for women for creating awareness about girl child education, safety and respect of woman in the country, on Sunday. Hundreds of women enthusiastically participated in the car rally in their decorated cars. It was notable that there were many ladies who have continuously participated in the event for the last 3 years. This is the sixth year the women's car rally is being held by the women's association. The goal behind the rally is to spread awareness about the importance of girl child education, safety and respect for women in India. Mar 16, 2014