Hundreds feared dead in Italy migrant boat disaster

Locals from Lampedusa island tell how they were the first on the scene when a boat carrying some 500 immigrants sank off the coast and the rush to save as many of them possible. Duration:01:28 Oct 4, 2013

Indian Hindu devotees perform annual 'Tarpan' rituals

Indian Hindu devotees perform 'Tarpan', rituals to pay obediance to one's forefathers on the last day of "Pitrupaksh" - days for offering prayers to ancestors - on the banks of the River Ganges in Kolkata on October 4, 2013. Duration: 0:41 Oct 4, 2013

Muslim cleric killed in Kenya's Mombasa

Four Kenyans were killed Friday during riots in Kenya's port city of Mombasa, according to government officials, in protests sparked by the killing of a Muslim cleric with his three companions in a drive-by shooting late on Thursday. Duration: 0:37 Oct 4, 2013

Cambodia's Panh receives top accolade at Busan fest

Acclaimed Cambodian director Rithy Panh, whose family died in the Khmer Rouge genocide, receives the Asian Filmmaker of the Year award at the Busan International Film Festival. Duration: 0:54 Oct 4, 2013

FIFA on defensive over Qatar labour rights

FIFA boss Sepp Blatter on Friday went on the defensive over claims of widespread abuse of migrant workers preparing for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, acknowledging concerns but saying it could not step in. Duration: 0:27 Oct 4, 2013

Union Cabinet gives nod to Telangana with Hyderabad as joint capital for 10 years

New Delhi, Sep 03 (ANI): After a Cabinet meet at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's official residence in Delhi on Thursday, the Cabinet gave a nod to bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and creation of Telangana with Hyderabad as the joint capital for both the states for 10 years. Home Affairs Minister Sushilkumar Shinde confirmed the same and said that a group of ministers is formed who will ensure the safety and security in all the three regions and to ensure all legal measure. Oct 3, 2013

Ex Army Chief VK Singh attributes recent incidents of infiltration to intelligence failure

Tamil Nadu/ Jammu and Kashmir, Oct 03 (ANI): Former Indian army chief, VK Singh has attributed recent incidents of infiltration and cross border ambushes to intelligence failure, which has strained a ceasefire that was largely held for nearly a decade. Singh said this on Thursday while addressing the mediapersons during a panel discussion on governance issues in Chennai. Singh said that secrets are let out due to the frequent meddling with intelligence apparatus of the country. Singh further added that ceasefire violations were taking place due to the trust deficit. Oct 3, 2013

British journalist hopes for free and fair elections in Bangladesh

London, Oct 03 (ANI): After concentrated rivalries between the two leading political parties the Awami League and the BNP, intensified in Bangladesh, British journalist and visiting research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Frances Harrison, hoped for free and fair elections in the country. Harrison highlighted the unpredictability of Bangladesh politics. Harrison expressed serious concern over the attacks on minorities, which might take place if elections were held. He also said that the Islamic parties were quite active at the grassroot level and the political parties had failed to deliver on all sorts of issues. Oct 3, 2013

Former Army Gen suspects involvement of Pakistan Special Forces in Kashmir incursion

Kupwara/ New Delhi, Oct 03 (ANI): Former Army General, GD Bakshi, said on Thursday that the ongoing infiltration by Pakistan into India's Kashmir could not have continued even after being foiled without the support of Pakistan Special Forces while calling the Indo-Pak talks a strategy of Islamabad to divert New Delhi's attention. Bakshi said that the huge scale on which the infiltration was carried out, hinted on bigger motives than just seizure of Indian posts. Oct 3, 2013