Cycling fans to follow in tracks of London's Olympic champions

London's Olympic Velopark was officially opened Wednesday by Olympic and Paralympic medalists Laura Trott and Mark Colbourne. The centre opens to the public at the end of March and includes a velodrome and BMX track. Duration: 01:09 Mar 13, 2014

Catholic clerics elect new top bishop in Spain

Roman Catholic clerics in Spain elected Monsignor Ricardo Blasquez Perez, 71, as the country's top bishop, naming him head of the Episcopal Conference of Spain. Duration: 01:00 Mar 13, 2014

Misery mounts in drought-hit southeast Pakistan

Two-month-old Mangal succumbs to pneumonia in Mithi, southeast Pakistan, the latest victim of a deadly web of drought, disease and malnutrition in one of the country's most deprived regions. Duration: 01:44 Mar 13, 2014

Relatives help Ukraine sailors blocked by Russian fleet

Russian sailors are blocking their Ukrainian counterparts in Sevastopol from leaving port, with the Ukrainian crews effectively prisoners on board their own ships, and relying on help relatives on land for help. Duration: 01:01 Mar 13, 2014

British PM in Israel to discuss peace talks and Iran

British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Israel on Wednesday for a two-day visit during which he will meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders to discuss the peace talks and Iran. Duration: 00:38 Mar 12, 2014

Congress vows to counter Maoist attacks

New Delhi, March 12 (ANI): Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala, on Wednesday said that the government was committed and capable enough to counter the Maoist attacks. Surjewala condemned the Maoist attacks in Chhatisgarh that killed 16 security personnel involved in a mine clearing operation. Meanwhile, Congress leader lamented the attacks on soldiers and common citizens of the country. Mar 12, 2014

SC asks Law Commission to define hate speeches

New Delhi, March 12 (ANI): Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Law Commission to look into the issue of hate speeches being made by political, social and religious outfit leaders and consider framing guidelines to regulate such provocative statements. The SC passed the order, in response to a PIL filed by NGO Pravasi Bhalai Sanghatan. Petitioner, Avinash Kumar Singh said that the hate speeches made by the political leaders are done to claim personal political gains. Singh also added that the PIL contains name of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Chief Raj Thackeray and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Akbaruddin Owaisi. Mar 12, 2014