Strike in Bangladesh impacts cross-border trade with India

Phulbari, Oct 31 (ANI): Strike called by the main opposition party in Bangladesh took a toll on the cross-border trade with India, leaving hundreds of trucks stranded at the transit point in West Bengal. The truck drivers of India, Nepal and Bangladesh are feeling the pinch of the strike in Dhaka due to which import and export items to be delivered are left to rot in open. Though the strike was supposed to end on Wednesday (October 30), the truck drivers are still being denied entry due to which their perishable items are getting wasted. Oct 31, 2013

UP: Four killed in Muzaffarnagar violence

Muzaffarnagar, Oct 31 (ANI): At least four people were killed in two separate incidents of violence in Muzaffarnagar district, where communal clashes in September claimed more than 60 lives and displaced over 40,000 people. Three men were killed as mobs from Hussain Kalan village and neighbouring Mohammadpur village clashed on Mohammadpur Road, about 35 km from Muzaffarnagar, while in a separate clash one woman was killed. Reports suggest that a woman was killed when she along with her husband was attacked by a mob. The woman was killed on the spot; however her husband survived and is admitted in a Meerut hospital. Oct 31, 2013

Gay rights activists hold cande-lit vigil in Rome

Hundreds of gay rights activists held a candle-lit vigil on October 30, 2013 at Rome's Colosseum to call for a law against homophobia after a youth threw himself off the 11th story of a building in the Italian capital. Duratio: 00:37 Oct 31, 2013

French ecotax booth dismantled after govt backed down

The last remaining Britanny toll booth for the French 'ecotax' levied on commercial vehicles has been dismantled, following the government's decision to suspend the application of the tax. Duration: 00:35 Oct 31, 2013

Russian football match suspended after crowd trouble

A Russian Cup game between the country's most successful side Spartak Moscow and Shinnik of Yaroslavl was suspended on Wednesday after Spartak fans clashed with security forces and lit huge flares. Duration: 01:01 Oct 31, 2013

Murray will compete in Australian Open if recovered

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray said on Thursday that he will only compete in next year's Australian Open if he feels capable of mounting a serious challenge to win it, as he is still recovering from back surgery. Duration: 01:23 Oct 31, 2013

Indonesians in two-day strike over pay

Workers across Indonesia begin a two-day strike to demand higher salaries, the latest industrial action in Southeast Asia's top economy. Duration: 00:42 Oct 31, 2013

French football clubs threaten strike over supertax

Leading French football clubs maintain their threat of strike action in the first and second division after meeting with President Francois Hollande to protest against a 75 percent tax levied on high earners. Duration: 0:47 Oct 31, 2013

Halloween pumpkins more than just jack-o-lanterns

One aspect of Halloween is fast becoming a year-round money spinner: the pumpkin. These rotund orange squashes are now not only hollowed out to make jack-o-lanterns, pies and soup, but also luxury beauty products and alcoholic drinks. Duration: 01:50 Oct 31, 2013