Nigeria sharia police smash 240,000 bottles of beer

Police enforcing Islamic law in Nigeria's city of Kano publicly destroyed some 240,000 bottles of beer on Wednesday, the latest move in a wider crackdown on behaviour deemed "immoral" in the area. Duration: 0:34 Nov 28, 2013

Merkel agrees coalition with Social Democrats

German Chancellor Angela Merkel agrees to form a coalition government with campaign rivals the Social Democrats, two months after her conservatives won elections but fell short of a full majority. Duration: 01:02 Nov 28, 2013

Protest in tense Honduras after disputed presidential vote

Hundreds of students clash with police as they block streets in the Honduras capital in support of the leftist presidential candidate, who is claiming victory though authorities say the conservative won. Duration: 00:34 Nov 28, 2013

Italian parliament expels Silvio Berlusconi

Italian senators on Wednesday expelled three-time former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament due to his criminal conviction for tax fraud, in a momentous round of voting. Duration: 00:57 Nov 28, 2013

China looks to calm fears over disputed islands

China moves to allay fears that its air defence identification zone around islands in the East China Sea is not a provocation after the US and Japan slam Beijing for escalating tensions in the region. Duration: 02:20 Nov 27, 2013

Crowds besiege a government building in Bangkok

Crowds besiege the Department of Special Investigation in Bangkok to challenge Yingluck and her exiled brother, ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, in the biggest protests since mass street rallies in 2010 that turned deadly. Duration: 00:39 Nov 27, 2013

Obama stops by Hollywood, visits DreamWorks studio

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday visited DreamWorks Animation in Glendale, a northern LA suburb, for a tour of the studio that produced the hit franchises "Shrek," "Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda. Duration: 00:40 Nov 27, 2013

Goa police summons Tarun Tejpal by 3 pm tomorrow

Mumbai/Goa /Jammu, Nov 27 (ANI): Goa DIG OP Mishra on Thursday informed that the investigative officer in the sexual assault case has asked Tehelka Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal to appear before the Goa Police by Friday 3 pm. Meanwhile politicos and legal adviser have lashed out at Tarun Tejpal, who is accused of molesting a fellow journalist, for politicizing the entire sex scandal on Wednesday. In a matter of days, Tejpal switched his statements about the scandal. He had earlier apologized for the act and then switched to saying that the accusations were false. He also blamed the BJP for hatching the conspiracy. Deputy Chief Minister of Goa Francis D’Souza ridiculed Tejpal and said that the matter doesn’t have to do with any political party. Legal Adviser Shyam Keswani said that Tejpal is trying to escape the legal consequences by filing his bail petition in Delhi and not in Goa where the assault happened allegedly. Nov 27, 2013

Mediasarkar files criminal defamation case against Kejriwal, colleagues

New Delhi, Nov 27 (ANI): Media portal mediasarkar.com which conducted a sting on Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates on Wednesday filed a criminal defamation case against AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and four other colleagues. Mediasarkar head Anuranjan Jha named Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Shazia Ilmi, Kumar Vishwas and Yogendra Yadav in the case. Nov 27, 2013

Politicians slam memoirs of former lawmaker Pappu Yadav

New Delhi, Nov 27 (ANI): An autobiography “Drohkaal ka Pathik written by former Bihar MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav has drawn flak from country’s leaders for making sensational claims that three other lawmakers of his party received money to join the then central ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in 2001. Yadav alleged that three leaders of his Indian Federal Democratic Party got money courtesy then finance minister, Yashwant Sinha, to join the BJP-led NDA. According to media reports, Sinha denied the allegations and refused to comment on them. In his book he also alleged that during the July 2008 trust vote, both the Congress and BJP had offered Rs. 40 crore each to lawmakers for their support. Meanwhile, senior JD-U leader K. C. Tyagi, said that to believe a person like Yadav – who has several criminal charges against him – is not advisable. Nov 27, 2013