Mali holds conference on decentralisation

A conference on decentralisation took place in Bamako, Mali, on Wednesday to try to resolve the crisis in the north of the country where many Tuareg still want independence in the wake of the military intervention earlier this year. Duration: 1:16 Oct 23, 2013

Huge bibimbap marks Korean Food Day

More than 10,000 people enjoy bibimbap, a popular Korean dish mixed with rice, vegetables, meat, eggs and chili pepper paste, during a traditional food festival called Korean Food Day in Seoul. Duration: 01:25 Oct 23, 2013

UN-OPCW: Syria fully cooperative on chemical disarmament

Syria has so far "fully cooperated" in destroying its massive chemical arsenal, the chief of the joint Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and United Nations mission said Tuesday. Duration: 00:29 Oct 23, 2013

Cambodian opposition supporters protest disputed polls

Thousands of Cambodian opposition supporters protested Wednesday over disputed elections that extended strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen's near three-decade rule, under a heavy security presence after bloody clashes last month. Duration: 00:48 Oct 23, 2013

Kerry calls for action from Iran on nuclear issue

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday "words are no substitute for actions" on the Iran nuclear issue and said it was too early to talk about easing sanctions on the country. Duration: 01:24 Oct 23, 2013

Ethnic Serbs torn over whether to vote in Kosovo elections

With two weeks to go until local elections in Kosovo, ethnic Serbs in the north are torn between boycotting the vote organised by Pristina, whose authority they have always rejected, and Belgrade's call for them to take part. Duration: 01:07 Oct 23, 2013

Firefighters battle Australia blazes

Firefighters in Australia battle hot, dry winds and soaring temperatures as new blazes are whipped up in a week-long bushfire emergency, but fears of a catastrophe ease. Duration: 00:44 Oct 23, 2013

PM Manmohan Singh arrives in China

Beijing, Oct 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Beijing on Tuesday on a three-day visit. Both the countries are expected to ink several key pacts, including an agreement on a mechanism to prevent incursions by Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control. Besides the Border Defence Cooperation Agreement, a series of pacts are expected to be signed after his talks with Li. Oct 22, 2013

Conflict of interest

Muzaffarabad, Oct 22: Transport minister changes rules and regulations to benefit his family members, transporters and common people up in arms against the minister. Oct 22, 2013

Naxalites and Maoists exploiting rural populace

Malkangiri, Oct 22 (ANI): Even as India is treading on the path of development, the rebel groups within the country are trying to hold it back, for vested interest. The Maoist and Naxalite movements in the country have evolved into an armed and rebelling group fighting locally against the 'state'. Though the theory and practice of these movements are questionable, they liberally exploit the anger and frustration of the rural populace, particularly the tribal communities, who want development. Recently, eleven Maoists, including a woman cadre, surrendered after a brief encounter with the police in Malkangiri district of Odisha. Oct 22, 2013

Ramdev not famous enough that anybody will even look at him: Digvijay

New Delhi, Oct 22 (ANI): Even as yoga guru Baba Ramdev charged the Congress of stooping to new low levels to settle political scores, and said that charges of kidnapping levelled against him was a conspiracy to malign his image, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh asks if Ramdev's family members kidnap somebody then how can it be a conspiracy of Congress? He further said that Ramdev is not such a big personality that any body will even look at him. Oct 22, 2013