MJ Akbar takes U-turn over his remark on Narendra Modi, says Modi not responsible for 2002 riots

New Delhi, March 25 (ANI): Journalist MJ Akbar, who recently joined BJP ahead of the upcoming polls, took a U-turn on his remarks over party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, and the 2002 riots in Gujarat. Akbar said when something like riots take place, then one naturally raises some questions and being a journalist he did his job. Akbar also added that people should leave the past behind, move forward and concentrate on upcoming general elections and next 10 years. Mar 25, 2014

Baichung Bhutia & RK Singh files nomination for 2014 general elections

Darjeeling/Arrah, March 25 (ANI): With just two days left for closing of nominations for fourth and fifth phase of general elections, former captain of national football team, Baichung Bhutia, and former home secretary RK Singh filed their nominations from West Bengal and Bihar respectively. In Darjeeling, Trinamool Congress (TMC) party nominee, Baichung Bhutia, received a rousing welcome from his fans and supporters who gathered in large numbers, as he arrived to file his nomination papers. Meanwhile, Singh also filed his nomination from Arrah Lok Sabha constituency for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar. Mar 25, 2014

Deadly landslide in Oso, Washington

More than a hundred people are potentially still missing from a devastating landslide in the US state of Washington, as the White House announces federal help. Duration: 00:57 Mar 25, 2014

Guinea scrambles to contain deadly Ebola outbreak

Aid workers and health officials battle to contain west Africa's first outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus as tests on suspected cases in Conakry allay fears that it has spread to the Guinean capital. Duration: 00:44 Mar 25, 2014

Socialist Paris Mayor candidate joins forces with Green Party

The Socialists and the Greens in Paris are joining forces for the second round of local elections. Socialist candidate Anne Hidalgo is predicted to win but in the first round fell slightly behind UMP rival Natalie Kosciusko-Morizet. Duration: 01:01 Mar 25, 2014

Eight dead, 108 unaccounted for in US landslide

A total of 108 people are still unaccounted for after a devastating landslide in the northwestern US state of Washington, while eight people are so far confirmed dead, officials said Monday. Duration: 01:03 Mar 25, 2014

Malaysia says missing jet crashed at sea

Malaysia said Monday its missing airliner had crashed in the Indian Ocean, extinguishing the hopes of relatives of those on board but shedding no light on why it veered so far off course. Mar 25, 2014

Ukraine orders Crimean troop withdrawal

Ukraine on Monday ordered its outnumbered troops to withdraw from Crimea following Moscow's lightning annexation of the peninsula as the Russian defence minister inspected military facilities there. Mar 25, 2014

Trial of Al-Jazeera journalists resumes in Cairo

The trial of three Al-Jazeera journalists resumed on Monday. The case, in which 17 others are also charged, has sparked an international outcry and fueled fears of a crackdown on the press by the military-installed authorities. Duration: 01:05 Mar 24, 2014

Dozens killed in shipwreck on Lake Albert

At least 98 people died when a boat capsized on Lake Albert, which lies between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said Monday. Duration: 00:46 Mar 24, 2014

Steenkamp told Pistorius he sometimes scared her

Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp told the athlete she was sometimes scared of him in a text message sent less than three weeks before he shot her dead. Duration: 01:15 Mar 24, 2014

El Salvadors gang truce falters as murder rate climbs

On March 9, 2012, the gangs MS-13 and Barrio 18 signed a truce to end violence in El Salvador, one of the world’s most dangerous countries. But two years later, the number of murders is increasing once again. Mar 24, 2014

Taiwan riot police retake govt HQ from protesters

Taiwan riot police dislodged hundreds of demonstrators who have stormed government headquarters, escalating a protest Monday over a China trade pact that has seen parliament occupied for nearly a week. Mar 24, 2014