Close shave for Rahul Gandhi at IGI airport

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had a narrow escape at Indira Gandhi International airport while returning from Rae Bareli in his private jet. Another aircraft was still on the runway on which his private business jet was to land. However, luckily just when Rahul's Cessna Citation was about to land, the airport traffic control alerted Rahul's pilot to abort the landing. Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has now ordered a probe into the incident. According to sources it was a very close shave. Dec 12, 2013

Top Pakistani Islamic cleric calls for strong Indo-Pak relations

Ludhiana, Dec 12 (ANI): Top Pakistani Islamic cleric and a key figure in a pro-Taliban alliance in Pakistan's Parliament, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, on his visit to Punjab, called upon the need to foster strong relations between New Delhi and Islamabad. He said both the nations have to improve the relations through dialogue and not by picking up arms. Commenting on the Kashmir row between India and Pakistan, Rehman said both the countries have agreed to resolve the matter through dialogue and they should move forward on that path. Dec 12, 2013

Arvind Kejriwal not to visit Ralegan Siddhi due to fever

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal will not be able to visit Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra and meet anti graft crusader Anna Hazare, whose indefinite hunger strike to press for the Lokpal bill entered the third day on Thursday. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi Party leader Kumar Vishwas said that Kejriwal won't be able to accompany him to Ralegan Siddhi. AAP members - Sanjay Singh and Gopal Rai - will now go along Kumar Vishwas. Dec 12, 2013

Over 100,000 Ethiopians sent back from Saudi Arabia

More than 120,000 Ethiopian migrant workers have returned home after being expelled from Saudi Arabia. They had travelled to the Middle East to find domestic work and save money for their families.  Dec 12, 2013

Germany, Mali leaders discuss C.African Rep. situation

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a press conference with Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta to discuss the intervention of African and French forces in the Central African Republic. Duration: 00:51 Dec 12, 2013

French intervention in CAR dangerous but vital, Hollande

President Francois Hollande on Tuesday said France's intervention in the Central African Republic is dangerous but vital to avoid a bloodbath, during a visit to shore up morale after two elite French soldiers were killed. Duration: 01:09 Dec 12, 2013

Malaria down but big challenges remain: WHO

The fight against malaria has saved 3.3 million lives worldwide since 2000 but the mosquito-borne disease still killed 627,000 people last year, mainly children in Africa, the World Health Organization said. Duration: 01:03 Dec 12, 2013

Relatives, dignitaries pay last respects to Mandela

Nelson Mandela's tearful widow was among scores of family and dignitaries who stopped to pay their last respects before Nelson Mandela's open casket Wednesday, as the celebrated leader lay in state. Duration: 01:04 Dec 12, 2013

Thai PM sees little risk of another coup

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Wednesday she was confident the military would not launch another coup to try to end the kingdom's political crisis, despite a history of seizing power. Duration: 01:25 Dec 12, 2013

S. African tears as Mandela lies in state

Thousands of South Africans joined a mile-long queue to see Nelson Mandela's coffin on Wednesday and pay their last respects to the former South African leader. Duration: 01:03 Dec 12, 2013

Mandela memorial sign language interpreter a 'fraud'

South Africa's deaf community on Wednesday accused the sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial of being a fake, who had merely flapped his arms around during speeches. Duration: 00:13 Dec 12, 2013