Glasgow ready for 'biggest Commonwealth Games ever'

Organisers of the 2014 Commonwealth Games have praised Glasgow for hosting the "biggest Games ever" with almost 5,000 athletes from 71 nations -- and given their vote of confidence to the future of the event. Duration: 00:43 Jul 24, 2014

Iraqi sacred city of Najaf gains prominence amidst crisis

The holy Shiite city of Najaf has gained prominence as a centre of political and military power since the start of a crisis that has raised the spectre of Iraq breaking up along sectarian and ethnic lines. Duration: 00:48 Jul 24, 2014

Famed Somali singer and lawmaker shot down by Shebab

Somali lawmaker and prominent singer-songwriter Saado Ali Warsame was shot dead Wednesday in the capital Mogadishu in the latest attack by Shebab insurgents against the government, police and witnesses said. Duration: 00:34 Jul 24, 2014

At least 42 killed in Taiwan plane crash

At least 42 people were killed in a plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday, officials said, with witnesses and local media reporting the flight came down in a storm after an aborted landing. Duration: 00:52 Jul 24, 2014
In Gaza, whatever the target, children often the victims

In Gaza, whatever the target, children often the victims

The spiraling number of children killed in the latest conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas in Gaza has raised international concern. ATTENTION: This report contains images of dead and wounded children. Duration: 01:56 Jul 23, 2014

Planes carrying MH17 bodies leaves Ukraine

The remains of 40 victims from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 were flown from eastern Ukraine to the Netherlands aboard two planes. Duration: 01:02 Jul 23, 2014

Dutch mourn victims of MH17 tragedy

Mourners in the Netherlands lay flowers at Eindhoven airport in honour of 40 victims downed in Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Duration: 00:56 Jul 23, 2014

US daredevil walks a highline across Thai buildings

Andy Lewis of the US balances as he walks on a highline from the rooftop of a building in Bangkok. Lewis set a world record after walking the 169-metre slackline in 65 minutes. Duration: 00:34 Jul 23, 2014

Family of deceased security personnel demands death penalty for Sabyasachi Panda

Bhubaneswar, July 23 (ANI): The family of deceased security personnel, Pramod Kumar Satapathy, demanded capital punishment for the top Maoist leader, Sabyasachi Panda, who was arrested and sent to 10 days of police custody. Special Operation Group commando, Satapathy, was one of the 17 officers who laid down their lives in the process of fighting armed Maoists on February 15, 2008 in Nayagarh district of Odisha. On July 18, Panda was produced in front of the Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) of Berhampur amid tight security where he was ordered to be sent on 10-day police custody. Jul 23, 2014

MEA gives schedule of Indian leaders' meeting with foreign counterparts

New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Wednesday gave the schedule of Indian leaders' meeting with their foreign counterparts. Akbaruddin said that both sides are working on a schedule for PM Narendra Modi's visit to Japan. He added that India-Pakistan foreign secretaries will meet in Islamabad on August 25. Jul 23, 2014