Bangladesh clears way for execution of Islamist leader

People celebrate as Bangladesh's top court clears the way for the execution of Abdul Quader Molla, a senior Islamist leader charged with war crimes, just two days after he was given a last-minute reprieve from hanging. Duration: 00:35 Dec 12, 2013

Mandelas childhood village prepares for funeral

With preparations in the South African village of Qunu under way for the former president's funeral, local residents remember Nelson Mandela the man, not the legend. Duration: 02:13 Dec 12, 2013

Indian infant deaths high but falling steadily: census

Millions of women struggle to keep their babies alive in India, but figures from the census office suggests that after 15 years of booming economic growth and explosive modernisation, India may finally be turning the corner. Duration: 00:33 Dec 12, 2013

Naxals spread terror in Kusma Vrindabani village

Jharkhand, Dec 12 (ANI): The people of Kusma Vrindavani village in Jharkhand live in fear. On December 7, dozens of Naxals entered the village and threatened some prominent people, including the village head, Guddam Baski. They also misbehaved with the women and ordered them to remain inside their houses. The villagers are scared of being attacked by the Maoists and have taken shelter in the local police station. They have also requested for a police picket for the protection. The naxals call themselves the protectors of the rights of the poor, but they have become a threat for villagers in Jharkhand and in other states. Dec 12, 2013

Maldives Defence Minister in India to boost bilateral ties

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Minister of Defence and National Security of the Republic of Maldives, Mohamed Nazim, arrived in India with an aim to strengthen bilateral defence cooperation between the two nations. Defence Minister of Maldives arrived in India on December 11 and is scheduled to be here till December 15. On Thursday, Nazim paid a visit to India Gate and offered tribute to the deceased soldiers at the Amar Jawan Jyoti. Nazim was also accorded the Guard of Honour and met Defence Minister of India, AK Antony. When asked about the bilateral defence cooperation between India and Maldives, Antony seemed satisfied. Commenting on the same, the Maldivian counterpart said he has come to India with the purpose of strengthening bilateral ties. Dec 12, 2013

BJP fully committed, pass Lokpal Bill by Monday: Jaitley to Govt

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Thursday accused the UPA government for not being sincere in getting the Lokpal bill passed in parliament. Underlining that his party is fully committed to the passage of the bill, Jaitley said the BJP is ready to pass it without debate if it is presented as it was after the select committee's changes. Dec 12, 2013

Tamchon Football Tournament attracts many spectators in New Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): The 7th annual Tamchon Football tournament, a 15-day carnival of football and cultural extravaganza, concluded on 30th November at the Dr. Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi. A total of 16 teams comprising of players from different northeastern states participated in the tournament to promote peace, friendship and unity among the youth of the country. The final match between Kangla Sanaroi Lup of Meitei and HMar FC attracted a large crowd. Dec 12, 2013

Muzaffarnagar riots: SC shows concern over children's death in relief camps

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Supreme Court expressed serious concern over media reports pointing to death of about 50-60 children in relief camps set up for Muzaffarnagar riots victims and asked the UP government to answer on the cause of the riots by 21st January. The lawyer informed that the state government has not taken any action even after the court's direction given earlier. Dec 12, 2013

Swizterland aims to become world's 'digital safe'

In a massive underground bunker in a secret location in the Swiss Alps lies one of Switzerland's 55 data centres. Industry insiders predict the wealthy Alpine nation will soon be known as the world's data vault. Duration: 02:28 Dec 12, 2013

Myanmar host city delights with Games

An electrifying opening ceremony at the Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar's remote capital has boosted faith that the nation is on the rise, quelling fears its "coming out" party at the event's opening ceremony would fall flat. Duration: 02:14 Dec 12, 2013

Berlin recycled chic rebels against 'fast fashion'

While fashion giants H&M and Zara are increasingly dominating the high street, a group of Berlin designers is resisting "fast fashion" to create their own style of recycled chic. Duration: 02:06 Dec 12, 2013

Sweden struggles with surge in Syrian refugees

Since January 2013, more than 14,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Sweden. A generous new policy has since September granted residency to all Syrian asylum seekers and the number of new arrivals has soared. Duration: 01:57 Dec 12, 2013