Former Syrian prisoner brings memories to Geneva 2 talks

Not so long ago Noura al-Ameer was being beaten and subjected to electric shocks in a Syrian prison. Today, she sits across from the regime that put her there, hoping diplomacy can end her country's suffering. Duration: 00:55 Jan 28, 2014

Absence of political rights fuelling unrest in Gilgit

Gilgit Baltistan, January 28: The call of the people of Gilgit Baltistan has been going unheard for decades now... The continued denial of political rights by Pakistan in the region is fuelling dissatisfaction by the day... Jan 28, 2014

Bosnian actor appeals for asylum in Germany

In the space of a few years, Bosnian Nazif Mujić has gone from a scrap metal dealer, to a world acclaimed actor, to a real-life asylum seeker. He won the Silver Bear Award for Best Actor at Berlin Film Festival in 2013. Duration: 01:08 Jan 28, 2014

Hernandez sworn in as Honduras president

Conservative Juan Orlando Hernandez is sworn to a four-year term as president of Honduras, vowing "zero tolerance" against crime in the impoverished country's battle against illegal drugs. Duration: 01:07 Jan 28, 2014

Lost limbs and uncertain futures as Afghan army casualties mount

Taking his first faltering steps since his left leg was blown off by a landmine, Sergeant Muneer Ahmad is grim proof that the Afghan army is paying a heavy price in its war against the Taliban and struggling to care for its wounded. Duration: 00:40 Jan 28, 2014

Montek Singh Ahluwalia on RBI hiking repo rate

Bangalore, Jan 28 (ANI): Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Tuesday said that RBI governor Raghuram Rajan is right to give the signal that they are going to do whatever is necessary to control the inflation. He added that it is a correct approach. Jan 28, 2014

Shameful that Rahul Gandhi has stooped to such low vote bank politics: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Shiromani Akali Dal ( SAD) MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday criticized Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's remarks that 'the government of the day in 1984 was not aiding and abetting the anti-Sikh riots', and said that it is very shameful that Rahul Gandhi has stooped to such low votes bank politics. She further accused the then ruling Congress Party in 1984 of abetting and participating in the riots, in which thousands of Sikhs were killed. Badal further said that the 1984 anti-Sikh riots were targeted systematic butchering of thousands of Sikhs, and added that there was no law and order. She further accused Rahul Gandhi for lying on national television by stating that the Congress government worked to stop the riots. Jan 28, 2014

SC rejects review petition criminalizing gay sex, SP welcomes

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to review Centre's petition against its earlier verdict that had declared gay sex as a criminal offence entailing punishment up to life term. Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal on Tuesday welcomed SC’s decision saying that it is an unnatural culture and all those who support this are against the culture of the nation. Jan 28, 2014

Supreme Court rejects review petition criminalizing gay sex

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to review Centre's petition against its earlier verdict that had declared gay sex as a criminal offence entailing punishment up to life term. Earlier on December 20, the Union Government had filed a review petition in the Supreme Court over its recent ruling on consensual sex between adults of the same gender. Jan 28, 2014