Russia plans to set up new units at Kudankulam nuclear plant: Putin

Moscow, Oct 22 (ANI): Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has said that his country plans to build new nuclear units at India’s Kudankulam plant, as both the nations vowed during their annual summit to resolve the legal issues that had held up the deal for long. A joint statement, issued after Putin hosted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the Kremlin, contained no concrete energy breakthroughs, however. The statement had just stated that the countries agreed to speed up the finalising of deals on two new nuclear energy units. Addressing mediapersons, Putin said that the first unit at Kudankulam which had already attained criticality would be linked to India’s power grid shortly. Putin was also optimistic about the finalizing of the deals on the second unit at Kudankulam. Oct 22, 2013

Romanian Roma village offered French-funded community centre

A French-funded centre in the Romanian village of Tinca aims to help some of the impoverished Roma community by offering much-needed services like showers and toilets, training courses for adults and even a day care centre. Duration: 02:22 Oct 22, 2013

Japan researchers unveil latest robotic creations

Robot researchers in Japan present their latest inventions, including one humanoid proving what entertainers from Elvis Presley to Miley Cyrus knew all along: the secret is in the hips. Duration: 01:00 Oct 22, 2013

Election of Miss Transsexual Brazil in Rio

Brazil elected its most dashing transsexual on Monday night, after three hours of musical performances and cat-walks in bikinis and ball gowns. Duration: 01:05 Oct 22, 2013

Hurricane Raymond threatens hard-hit Mexican coast

Hurricane Raymond swirled off Mexico's Pacific coast Monday, forcing schools to close and more than 1,000 people to leave homes in a region reeling from recent deadly floods and landslides. Duration: 00:33 Oct 22, 2013

Pakistan PM says ready to go 'extra mile' with India

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed Tuesday to go the "extra mile" to make peace with India, saying the historic rivals can resolve all issues through dialogue. He also called for an end to US drone strikes in his country. Duration: 01:46 Oct 22, 2013

Turkish students protest construction on their campus

Clashes continued on the campus of Ankara's Middle East Technical University (ODTU) on Monday as students gathered to protest the removal of trees for construction on a road passing through the campus. Duration: 00:50 Oct 22, 2013