French army leader reflects on Mali intervention

As Saturday marks one year since France launched Operation Serval as part of its intervention in the Malian conflict, French Deputy General of the Serval operation Vincent Guionie reflects on the operation so far and discusses the outlook for the coming months. Jan 8, 2014

China to Ban Public Smoking Totally by 2014 End

China is the world's largest cigarette manufacturer and consumer, with more than 300 million smokers, according to national statistics. Meanwhile, some 740 million people, including 180 million children, are affected by passive smoking. Jan 8, 2014

Clashes between two militant outfits in Assam's Karbi Anglong displace over a thousand villagers

Assam, Jan 8 (ANI): Some 1,500 people, including women and children, from a dozen villages in Karbi Anglong, have taken shelter in relief camps set up in Shantipur, Silonijan and Chowkihola villages. They were forced to flee their homes after clashes erupted between two militant outfits- the Karbi People's Liberation Tigers (KPLT) and the Rengma Naga Hills Protection Force at Khowani village in Karbi Anglong. Jan 8, 2014

Arvind Kejriwal announces anti-corruption helpline number Part - 1

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday launched an anti-corruption helpline number where people, who are harassed for bribes, will be advised on how to conduct sting operations. People can report on if they are being asked for bribes on the help-line number 011-27357169, which will be functional from 8 am to 10 pm during the day. When a person calls on the number, their entire conversation will be recorded. An anti-graft official will then call the concerned person and advise them on how to conduct a sting operation. Jan 8, 2014

Arvind Kejriwal announces anti-corruption helpline number Part - 1

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday launched an anti-corruption helpline number where people, who are harassed for bribes, will be advised on how to conduct sting operations. People can report on if they are being asked for bribes on the help-line number 011-27357169, which will be functional from 8 am to 10 pm during the day. When a person calls on the number, their entire conversation will be recorded. An anti-graft official will then call the concerned person and advise them on how to conduct a sting operation. Jan 8, 2014

Sumo grand champs flex muscles in Tokyo

Sumo's two grand champions, all but naked in a chilly winter drizzle, perform a pre-match ritual at a grand shrine in Tokyo as a traditional New Year offering to Shinto gods. Duration: 00:49 Jan 8, 2014

Morsi trial adjourned as supporters gather outside court

An Egyptian court on Wednesday adjourned the murder trial of deposed president Mohamed Morsi to February 1, citing "weather conditions" that prevented Morsi's transport to court from his prison. Duration: 00:43 Jan 8, 2014

UN: South Sudan faces 'humanitarian catastrophe'

The UN's humanitarian coordinator for South Sudan says the country is facing an "unfolding humanitarian catastrophe" with more than 200,000 people displaced by the recent violence. Jan 8, 2014

Gaza militant killed near Israel border

An Islamic Jihad militant was killed near Gaza City on Wednesday in what medics and family said was an Israeli drone strike, although the army denied any involvement. Duration: 00:33 Jan 8, 2014

Will never file defamation case against my student, would rather go to jail: AK Ganguly

Kolkata, Jan 8 (ANI): Former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly who stepped down as the chief of West Bengal Human Rights Commission on January 6 following allegations of sexual harassment has broken his silence on the issue. Ganguly on Wednesday held a press conference during which he claimed that he had resigned because it was difficult for his family to tolerate the campaign against him. However, wishing success for the young woman lawyer at the centre of the controversy, Ganguly said that he would never file a defamation case against his student and would rather go to jail. Jan 8, 2014