Ukraine offers amnesty to pro-Russian militants

The embattled acting president of Ukraine promised on Thursday not to prosecute pro-Russian militants occupying government buildings in the east of the country if they laid down their arms and halted a four-day standoff. Duration: 00:44 Apr 12, 2014

Merkel a 'believer' in Greece after tough reforms

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she "firmly believed" there was untapped potential in Greece after years of tough austerity reforms that culminated in a bond comeback this week. Duration: 00:53 Apr 12, 2014

Putin pledges to fulfill European gas obligations

President Vladimir Putin said Moscow would fulfill its obligations to send natural gas to Europe but also said the United States had no business interfering in Russia's talks with Europe over Kiev's debt. Duration: 00:42 Apr 12, 2014

Dramatic week in court as Pistorius takes the stand

Some of most dramatic courtroom scenes so far in the trial of Oscar Pistorius took place this week, as the man himself took to the stand charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Duration: 01:57 Apr 12, 2014

Obama nominates new health secretary

President Barack Obama nominated budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Kathleen Sebelius as his new health secretary, seeking to capitalize on an enrollment surge to cement his signature health law. Duration: 01:01 Apr 12, 2014

No progress in Venezuela meeting to end protests

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leaders traded barbs for six hours on national TV late Thursday over two months of nationwide anti-government protests but found no common ground. Apr 11, 2014

Suu Kyi cautions Myanmar 'not yet a democracy'

Myanmar's opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi warned on Friday that her country, despite a spate of reforms hailed by the international community, "is not yet a democracy" Apr 11, 2014

Ukraine leader promises more power to regions

Ukraine's embattled premier on Friday vowed to give more powers to the country's regions in an effort to stamp out a separatist insurgency as a new gas war with Russia threatened European supplies. Apr 11, 2014

Summer Hoedown Beer Cocktail

Summer Hoedown Beer Cocktail Ingredients Beer Watermelon - 4 cubes Brown sugar - 2 tsp Triple sec - 15 ml Method 1. In a glass add Watermelon cubes, Brown sugar, Triple sec and muddle it. 2. Add Ice cubes in a glass & shake the drink. Strain the drink in shot glass. 3. In a tall glass add 3/4 chilled Beer, drop the shot glass into it and top it up with Beer. Garnish it with Watermelon slices. Follow us on TWITTER - Subscribe to YouTube - Like us on FACEBOOK - A Ventuno Production : Apr 11, 2014

SC rejects plea questioning clean chit to Modi on role in 2002 Gujarat riots

New Delhi, April 11 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday has turned down a plea questioning the clean chit given to the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in connection with the 2002 Gujarat riots. A bench comprising of Justices HL Dattu and SA Bobde also declined the plea for reconstituting the Special Investigation Team (SIT) involving retired judges of the apex court on the ground that this option was not good to raise it at this moment. It also turned down the inclusion of a person belonging from the minority community into the SIT. Soon after the remark, the advocate who had filed the petition, decided to withdraw it and it was allowed by the court. Apr 11, 2014

Ayesha Takia says if father-in-law's statement on rape victims true, she is ashamed

New Delhi, April 11 (ANI): Actress and daughter-in-law of Samajwadi Party Maharashtra chief Abu Azmi, Ayesha Takia, on Friday said that if reports about his statement on rape victims were true, then she is deeply embarrassed and ashamed. In a tweet, Takia said: "If what I am reading about my father-in-law's statements are true, then me and Farhan are deeply embarrassed and ashamed. We surely do not share this mindset, it's disrespectful to women, and if these statements are true, then it's sad." After Mulayam Singh Yadav sparked controversy on Thursday by questioning the amended anti-rape law and the death sentence for rapists, Maharashtra Samajwadi Party chief Abu Azmi came up with another outrageous comment saying irrespective of consent any woman having sex with a man should be hanged. Restating his stand Azmi on Friday said that no one will like it if an unmarried couple is living together and having sex before marriage and they should be punished. Apr 11, 2014

BJP warns Congress over petition with EC on Modi's nomination affidavit

Mumbai, April 11 (ANI): The BJP on Friday strongly reacted to the petition filed by Congress regarding Narendra Modi's marital status in the recent nomination affidavit where, the first time, he declared himself married. BJP leader Prakash Javadekar warned the Congress not to interfere in the personal matters of any leader otherwise the Congress will be asked questions for which they will have no answers to provide. He added that the political agenda should not be converted into a personal one. Apr 11, 2014

New Bangladesh government faces set of challenges after elections

Dhaka, April 11 (ANI): Trustee of Bangladesh Liberation War Museum, Sarwar Ali, said on Friday that the new government is facing a set of fresh challenges and needs to toughen its stand against the religious fundamentalist forces which went on a rampage and posed a threat to the country's elections last year. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Awami League ended with more than two-thirds of seats in a contest that was shunned by international observers as flawed and derided as a farce by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). Talking to the reporter in Dhaka, Ali said that the government should take adequate steps to restore good governance to prove its success. Disagreement between the government and opposition led the BNP to boycott elections on January 05 2014, on the grounds that they would not be free and fair. Apr 11, 2014