New round of Mali peace talks opens in Algiers

Peace talks between the Malian government and armed rebels opened on Monday in the Algerian capital, the second round of negotiations since July aimed at clinching a lasting peace agreement. Duration: 01:20 Sep 3, 2014

Italian FM: Russia is no longer a 'strategic partner' for EU

Russia was also no longer a "strategic partner" for the European Union, said Federica Mogherini, the Italian foreign minister, as she took questions from members of the European parliament following her nomination to the EU post. Duration: 00:46 Sep 3, 2014

British activist faces trial in Thailand for defamation

The defamation trial of a British activist begins after he co-authored a report alleging widespread labour abuses in Thailand's food industry, a prime supplier of cheap foodstuffs to Western supermarkets. Duration: 00:36 Sep 3, 2014

Japan firm showcases 'touchable' 3D technology

Technology that generates touchable 3D imagery is unveiled in Japan, with its developers saying users could pull and push objects that are not really there. Duration: 01:07 Sep 2, 2014

Football stars gather for Papal charity match

International football sensations such as Alessandro Del Piero, Samuel Eto'o and Sulley Muntari take to the pitch in Rome for a charitable "peace match" organised by former Argentina star Javier Zanetti and Pope Francis. Duration: 00:38 Sep 2, 2014

Ebola-denial a revolt against colonial mindset: expert

A leading social anthropologist who spent a month among communities in the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak claims that "Ebola-denial" -- one of the more bizarre features of the deadly epidemic -- is perhaps not all that it seems. Duration: 00:59 Sep 2, 2014

Journalists being mistreated in Gilgit Baltistan

Gilgit Baltistan, September 2, 2014: The media in Gilgit Baltistan continues to bear the brunt of mirroring the realities of the region... with most media houses constantly being muzzled by Pakistan; journalists are under pressure to file biased reports. Sep 2, 2014

PM Modi enjoys 'Vande Mataram' sung by children at Tokyo's Indian community reception Part - 1

Tokyo, Sep 02 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited the Indian community reception in Tokyo where Indian students in Japan sang 'Vande Mataram' for the prime minister. Modi cherished the anthem throughout enjoying the tune and lipsing the song. Later, while addressing the people at the reception, Modi pitched in for the developed India and said that India is no more the land of black magic and snake charmers but of technology. Modi also said that he gifted his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe with Hindu religious book Bhagavad Gita and that there could be no better gift he could offer and any person cannot expect a better gift than this. Sep 2, 2014

Congress hits out at PM Modi over inflation, black money

New Delhi, Sept 2 (ANI): Congress on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government for failing to curb inflation and solve issue of black money as it completed 100 days in office. Modi was sworn-in as prime minister of India on May 26 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power after it won a whopping 282 out of 543 seats in the Lok Sabha, ousting out the Congress party which had been in power for ten years. Addressing a news conference in New Delhi, a leader of Congress party, Anand Sharma, attacked Modi's BJP and questioned about good days they had promised in their manifestos to people. Meanwhile, Sharma demanded BJP's action in bringing back black money stashed abroad. Sep 2, 2014

Modi invites Japan parliamentarian association to India

Tokyo, Sep 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited members of Japan's Parliament Association to India and proposed to set up a young lawmakers association. Modi also urged them to visit provincial capitals other than Delhi. Modi rooted for a platform where young lawmakers from both the countries could interact and discuss their ideas. Modi, on his first major foreign visit since a landslide election win in May, arrived on August 30 for a five-day trip aimed at capitalizing on his personal affinity with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bolster security and business ties. Sep 2, 2014