Kenyan troops battle to save mall hostages

Heavy gunfire and loud explosions erupted at Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall Monday as Kenyan troops fought Al Qaeda-linked gunmen who were holding hostages after massacring dozens of people. People are running away and journalists are hiding to protect themselves. Duration: 01:15 Sep 23, 2013

Cambodia PM defies opposition boycott of parliament

Cambodia's parliament convenes amid heavy security despite a boycott by the opposition, as the country is gripped by political crisis following disputed elections that led to mass protests and violence. Duration: 01:05 Sep 23, 2013

Funeral of Israeli soldier shot dead in Hebron

Israelis buried a soldier who died on Sunday after being shot by a suspected Palestinian gunman in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The soldier was killed days after another Palestinian killed a soldier in a separate incident. Duration: 00:43 Sep 23, 2013

Triumphant Merkel says 'open' to tie-up with rivals

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is"open" to negotiations with her centre-left rivals on forming a coalition government after triumphantly romping to victory in elections but losing her current allies. Duration: 01:24 Sep 23, 2013

Sharad Yadav pays tribute to late Mohan Singh

New Delhi, Sep 22 (ANI): After Samjwadi Party's General Secretary Mohan Singh passed away at AIIMS on Sunday after a prolonged illness, JD (U) President Sharad Yadav paid tribute from his side and his party's behalf and said that Singh was a very sober and balanced person and that his demise was a great loss. Singh was elected three times to the Lok Sabha from Deoria in Uttar Pradesh and was suffering from cancer for the past many days. Sep 22, 2013

Want to visit Muzaffarnagar victims, but opposition's strategies disallow me: Azam Khan

Rampur, Sep 22 (ANI): After refuting all the allegations against him in the Muzaffarnagar communal clashes case, SP leader Azam Khan said on Saturday that he is willing to visit the victims of the riots, but is not able to do so as that will give opposition an opportunity to attack him. Further, he also lashed out at BJP for its corrupt ways. Khan further said that he is not eligible to be a politician if even a small smell of corruption can be sensed from him. Sep 22, 2013

Jailor salutes Muzaffarnagar accused BJP MLAs in UP

Orai, Sep 22 (ANI): In yet another incident of police administration's bend towards politicians and politician's pressure on the police administration, UP police saluted arrested BJP MLAs Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana while they were brought to a jail in Orai city of UP. The accused MLAs are allegedly responsible for inciting the people of the sate and for starting of the communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar district which claimed almost 40 lives. Som is accused of uploading a fake video that played a role in provoking communal tension in Muzaffarnagar and making inflammatory speeches. The BJP MLAs were arrested even after continuous efforts by the BJP senior leaders to avoid any such arrest of its legislators. Sep 22, 2013

Mohan Singh's death a big loss for SP: Atul Anjan

New Delhi, Sept 22 (ANI): Samjwadi Party's general secretary Mohan Singh passed away at AIIMS on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Singh, who was elected three times to the Lok Sabha from Deoria in Uttar Pradesh, was suffering from cancer for the past many days. Speaking to mediapersons in New Delhi, CPI leader Atul Anjaan said that Mohan Singh's demise is a big loss for Samjawadi Party. Sep 22, 2013

BJP slams UP govt for Muzaffarnagar riots

Ghaziabad, Sep 22 (ANI): BJP Chief Rajnath Singh slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for falsely blaming the party of instigating riots in Muzaffarnagar. Singh stated this while addressing a public event in Ghaziabad on Sunday. Meanwhile, Singh also mocked at the ruling Congress party for misplacing files in the coal scam. Sep 22, 2013

Narendra Modi should focus on development of Gujarat: JD (U)

New delhi, Sep 22 (ANI): Taking a dig at Gujarat Chief and BJP's PM Candidate for 2014 polls, Narendra Modi, JD (U) Leader, Sabir Ali said that being a PM candidate does not make him a PM and he is still Chief Minister of Gujarat and should focus of development of his state. Sep 22, 2013

Thousands take to the streets in Bangalore to run in Wipro marathon

Bangalore, Sept 22 (ANI): A large number of running enthusiasts took the streets in Bangalore on Sunday to participate in the 'spirit of Wipro' marathon. The eight edition of the marathon witnessed thousands of participants giving everything to cross the finish line, with the Chairman of Indian software services exporter, Wipro, Azim Premji watching. There were three categories of the race - the five kilometres run, 10 kilometres run and the 21 kilometres run. This marathon takes place in around 50-60 countries around the world. Sep 22, 2013

Specially abled children break shell at sports meet in Shimla

Shimla, Sept 22 (ANI): Over a hundred specially-abled children broke the shell at a sports meet, as they participated in various games in Shimla, bridging the gap between them and the mainstream society. In two-day, 14th edition of FODA (Festival of Differently Abled) festival organized by Bishop Cotton School (BCS), witnessed as many 150 children with different disabilities from 15 different special institutions of the state. Sports activities were organized for the specially abled children on the second day of the FODA.Children participated in four different categories of hearing impaired, visually impaired, physically disabled and mentally challenged indoor and other games. Sep 22, 2013