Gecko-inspired wall-crawling robot steps towards cosmos

A wall-crawling robot inspired by the gecko has taken a step towards a future in space, scientists say. The prototype could be the forerunner of automatons which crawl over the hulls of spacecraft, the European Space Agency said. Duration: 00:34 Jan 3, 2014

Schumacher still 'stable' but critical as wife visits

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher remains "stable" but critical condition Thursday after four nights in hospital with severe brain injuries following a skiing accident in the French Alps. His wife Corinna visited him in Grenoble. Duration: 00:36 Jan 3, 2014

Iraqi forces bomb Anbar militants after attacks

A video released by the Iraqi Ministry of Defence showed aircraft bombings targets in the Anbar desert after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki reversed a decision to withdraw soldiers from cities in the trouble Sunni Arab province. Duration: 00:36 Jan 2, 2014

Brazilian chef brings food to life with flavours from the Amazon

He is one of the world's newest cooking stars -- the Brazilian chef Alex Atala and his restaurant D.O.M. have just been named sixth in the world by the British magazine Restaurant. His speciality: flavours of the Amazonian rainforest. Duration: 01:45 Jan 2, 2014

Infosys ex board member V Balakrishnan joins AAP

Bangalore, Jan 02 (ANI): Former chief financial officer of IT firm Infosys, V Balakrishnan, joined Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday. Balakrishnan refused to comment on contesting parliament polls from Bangalore. He stated that AAP had revolutionised politics in this country. Jan 2, 2014

Arvind Kejriwal wins trust vote in Delhi Assembly

New Delhi, Jan 02 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal won the confidence motion in Delhi Assembly on Thursday after delivering an emotional speech. The Aam Aadmi Party government sailed through the confidence motion getting 37 votes in favour with seven Congress MLAs, one from JD (U) and the lone Independent Rambeer Shokeen voting in favour with the Bharatiya Janata Party (31) and Shiromani Akali Dal (1) against it. Jan 2, 2014

Pervez Musharraf suffers severe heart attack, in ICU: Reports

New Delhi, Jan 2 (ANI): Former Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf has reportedly been shifted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology. Local media reports are saying that he is suffering from a heart-related ailment that he experienced while heading towards a special court for a hearing of treason case filed against him. Jan 2, 2014

North India shivers under grip of enduring cold wave

Amritsar/ Kanpur/ Shimla, Jan 2 (ANI): Large swathes of north India bore the brunt of cold wave and icy winds as temperature in several parts of the region breached the sub zero level, with hill-town of Shimla and Punjab witnessing coldest nights. Cold waves swept parts of northern region with minimum temperatures hovering around several notches below normal even as fog reduced visibility in the morning at some places. Jan 2, 2014

Festive fervor grips Northeast as people come together to celebrate Christmas

Manipur/ Tripura, Jan 02 (ANI): Carols, Christmas trees, prayers and cakes…it was Christmas time again!! Things are improving in Manipur and the people celebrated the birthday of Jesus Christ, with enthusiasm. People from different faiths visited churches to offer prayers on the festival that sends out a message of love and brotherhood. Everybody wished for peace and prosperity in the region. In Tripura also, people from all religions came together to celebrate the festival with enthusiasm. Hundreds gathered at the Santir Rani church in Agartala to take part in the annual Christmas Eve midnight mass. Markets were crowded with people of all age groups buying gifts and cakes for their loved ones. Carol singing, dances, and other forms of merrymaking marked the occasion. People were busy decorating Christmas trees at homes and churches. Jan 2, 2014

Adarsh scam report partially accepted after Rahul Gandhis objection

New Delhi, Jan 2 (ANI): The Maharashtra government on Thursday partially accepted the Adarsh housing scam report. Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan made the announcement at a press conference after a meeting of the state cabinet. The stage for review was set after Rahul Gandhi last week disapproved the decision of the state government to reject the commission report and said it should be reconsidered. Chavan said legal action will be initiated against 25 ineligible members of the housing society. Jan 2, 2014