Berlusconi: Italy's Midas loses his touch

Abandoned by top aides and choked by legal woes, Silvio Berlusconi's defeat in a showdown with Prime Minister Enrico Letta on Wednesday was seen by analysts as a sign of his terminal decline. After two decades in politics, the bombastic tycoon who once compared himself to Jesus Christ cut an increasingly lonely figure as one by one his lieutenants broke ranks to support the government. Oct 2, 2013

Golden Dawn leader to appear before magistrates

Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos is set to go before Greek magistrates Wednesday to face criminal charges as part of a crackdown on the neo-Nazi group following the murder of an anti-fascist musician. Duration: 00:30 Oct 2, 2013

UK cyclist's near miss at train crossing

Footage released by the British Transport Police shows a cyclist come within a whisker of being struck by a train after passing the security barrier at a crossing in Waterbeach, in the English county of Cambridgeshire. Oct 2, 2013

Intl court resumes trial of Kenya deputy PM Ruto

The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant Wednesday against a Kenyan accused of trying to bribe witnesses to drop their testimony in the crimes against humanity trial of Deputy President William Ruto. Oct 2, 2013

War crimes court orders arrest of Kenyan over 'bribes'

The International Criminal Court said Wednesday it had issued a warrant for the arrest of a Kenyan for allegedly trying to bribe witnesses to drop their testimony in the crimes against humanity trial of Deputy President William Ruto. Duration: 00:40 Oct 2, 2013

Rasheed Masood's Verdict is historic: D Raja

New Delhi, Oct 01 (ANI): After Congress Rajya Sabha MP Rasheed Masood is convicted by a Delhi court sentencing him to four years in jail in connection with the MBBS seat scam, CPI leader D Raja said that the verdict is a historic one and also an expected one. He further said that this will send a message to all the politicians and should be taken as a great league started. Oct 1, 2013

Congress Vice-President Rahul, not BJP made fun of PM: Rajnath

Kolkata, Oct 01 (ANI): BJP president Rajnath Singh on Tuesday came down heavily on Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi for accusing BJP of making fun of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and said that it was the Congress vice-president, Rahul Gandhi who instead made fun of the PM when he is abroad. Oct 1, 2013

Guj Lokayukta Aayog Bill, 2013 passed by state assembly

Gandhinagar, Oct 01 (ANI): The Gujarat State Assembly passed the controversial Gujarat Lokayukta Aayog Bill 2013 here on Tuesday, despite state Governor Kamla Beniwal expressing her reservations on some aspects of it. The bill will again be sent to Governor Beniwal for her approval. Oct 1, 2013

Japanese firms target water purification industry in Asia

Japan, Oct 01 (ANI): Safe and clean drinking water is the basic right of people. In Thailand, the government provides clean water from Bangkhen plant in the suburbs of its capital Bangkok. It is Asia's second biggest water treatment facility, and it processes 4 million cubic meters of clean water every day. The plant has been using Ebara pumps from Japan for over 3 decades. The reliability of water pumps supplied by Ebara has created a unique relationship with the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority in Thailand. Ebara recently organized a seminar in Bangkok that attracted representatives from South-East Asian countries to update them about its latest technologies in water purification. Oct 1, 2013

Pakistan pumps in illicit drugs in Gilgit

Gilgit Baltistan, Oct 01: Lack of proper medical infrastructure is preventing the residents of Gilgit Baltistan from accessing quality health care. The problem is further compounded by circulation of spurious drugs in the region. Oct 1, 2013

Omar expresses concern over militant attacks in valley

Srinagar, Oct 01 (ANI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah on Tuesday highlighted that it was mishandling due to which situation had worsened in the Shopian district after recent killings of youth in the region. Abdullah claimed that the situation had worsened due to statements and comments from all sides. Oct 1, 2013

Masood's sentencing proves CBI works independent of Congress: Rashid Alvi

New Delhi, Oct 01 (ANI): After Congress MP Rasheed Masood convicted in the MBBS recruitment scam, was sentenced to four years of imprisonment by a Delhi court on Tuesday, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the case proves that CBI works independently, unlike BJP's allegation on CBI being a 'caged parrot' and also said that this is unfortunate for the party and that Masood will definitely move higher court for leniency. Oct 1, 2013