John Kerry meets Nawaz Sharif in Washington

Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif. Sharif arrived in Washington on Sunday for a four-day visit. He is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama on Wednesday (October 23). He is also expected to meet several members of Congress. While interacting with the media persons, Kerry emphasized the importance of the U.S.-Pakistan relationship. Relations between the U.S. and Pakistan remain tense on major issues, including Pakistani opposition to U.S. drone strikes and Washington's complaints about the ties of the Pakistani intelligence service to militant groups active in Afghanistan. Oct 21, 2013

JD (U) on BJP's CM candidate for Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): Even as the central BJP leaders deferred the announcement of its chief ministerial candidate for the assembly elections in the national capital, JD (U) leader Shabir Ali said that the fight for the top spot will always be there in the BJP. The BJP was forced to delay its announcement after Vijay Goel made it clear that he will not tolerate anyone other than him as party's face in the upcoming elections. Oct 21, 2013

Regrettable multiple ceasefire violations by Pak is no way to move forward: Khurshid

New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday termed the multiple ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) as 'regrettable', and said the only constructive way forward for the relationship between the two countries was if Pakistan dismantled its infrastructure of terrorism, delivered justice in the Mumbai terror attacks of 2008 and made a sincere effort to comply with the ceasefire along the border. Oct 21, 2013

The toad that turned into a nice little earner

Once upon a time a poisonous cane toad lived in the South Sea Islands, unloved and unwanted. Then one day a Polish fairy waved her wand and the plain old cane toad turned into a precious fashion accessory... Oct 21, 2013

Campaigning ramps up for Madagascar presidential polls

Madagascar will hold the first round of a divisive presidential election on Friday October 25. The polls will aim to end the political crisis that has continued since March 2009 when President Marc Ravalomanana was ousted in a coup. Oct 21, 2013

EDF signs 16-bn deal to build new UK nuclear plant

French energy giant EDF said on Monday it had clinched a deal worth £16 billion ($26 billion, 18.9 billion euros) to build Britain's first new nuclear plant for a generation, with Chinese backing. Oct 21, 2013

Two years after Kadhafi's death, militias haunt Libya

Two years after the killing of dictator Moamer Kadhafi, a chaotic Libya is haunted by the spectre of civil war, with heavily armed former rebels transformed into unruly militias. In Tripoli, Libyans express frustration at the lack of progress. Oct 21, 2013

Nairobi memorial one month after Westgate mall attack

At Nairobi's Karura Forest friends and family gather to commemorate the victims of the Westgate attack, one month on, through a memorial service and the planting of a tree for each of the 70 victims. Oct 21, 2013

Obama acknowledges healthcare website glitches

US President Barack Obama on Monday defended his health reform, declaring at a White House event that, despite numerous glitches, the program is already helping many uninsured Americans. Oct 21, 2013

Female suicide bomber kills six on bus in Russia

A suspected female suicide bomber blew herself up on a bus packed with students in southern Russia on Monday, killing six people and raising security fears less than four months before the Winter Olympic Games. Oct 21, 2013

Deported Roma girl, family attacked in Kosovo

Unidentified assailants attack a Roma schoolgirl, whose deportation from France sparked controversy, along with her family in Kosovo where they have been living since their eviction. Duration: 01:07 Oct 21, 2013

Veteran Luxembourg PM leads polls but loses ground

Luxembourg's veteran Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker took a clear lead at snap elections Sunday, but after 18 years in office Europe's longest-serving leader lost ground, official figures showed.Duration: 00:45 Oct 21, 2013