Election of Miss Transsexual Brazil in Rio

Brazil elected its most dashing transsexual on Monday night, after three hours of musical performances and cat-walks in bikinis and ball gowns. Duration: 01:05 Oct 22, 2013

Hurricane Raymond threatens hard-hit Mexican coast

Hurricane Raymond swirled off Mexico's Pacific coast Monday, forcing schools to close and more than 1,000 people to leave homes in a region reeling from recent deadly floods and landslides. Duration: 00:33 Oct 22, 2013

Pakistan PM says ready to go 'extra mile' with India

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed Tuesday to go the "extra mile" to make peace with India, saying the historic rivals can resolve all issues through dialogue. He also called for an end to US drone strikes in his country. Duration: 01:46 Oct 22, 2013

Turkish students protest construction on their campus

Clashes continued on the campus of Ankara's Middle East Technical University (ODTU) on Monday as students gathered to protest the removal of trees for construction on a road passing through the campus. Duration: 00:50 Oct 22, 2013

Germany trains Syria chemical team in Bavaria

Members of the the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the body that won this year's Nobel Peace Prize, are headed straight to the Syrian frontline, some as early as this week. Duration: 01:32 Oct 22, 2013

Unnao Fort: SC not to interfere in ASI's gold hunt

New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday refused to interfere in the ongoing Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) excavation for gold reportedly buried under the ruins of a 19th century fort in UP's Unnao district, saying it cannot pass an order on the basis of assumption. Oct 21, 2013

Dussehra brings Hindus and Muslims together

Aligarh, Oct 21 (ANI): India is a land of colourful and festive hues. And Dussehra is one such festival that is celebrated in the country with great fervour and enthusiasm. Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami celebrates the victory of good over evil. Hindus observe the day through special prayer meetings and food offerings to the goddess Durga, who is considered as Shakti or cosmic energy. Legend has it, when demon King, Mahishasur, vanquished the gods, their king, Indra, approached the Holy Trinity, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. They in turn sought the help of the divine mother Durga who, equipped with lethal weapons fought with Mahishasur for nine days and nights and eventually killed him on the tenth day. And thus every year, people across the country celebrate the day as Dusshera. Be it Jammu & Kashmir or Uttar Pradesh, everywhere goddess Durga bind together Hindus and Muslims with the thread of communal amity. Muslims in Aligarh make the effigies of goddess Durga with equal fervour and devotion. Dusshera in Doda region of Jammu & Kashmir is celebrated in different manner. As the occasion is also believed to be the day when Lord Rama vanquished the ten-headed demon king Ravana. Thus, here Hindus and Muslims together participate in Ramleela, a theatrical performance where the life story of Oct 21, 2013