Sydney's iconic Opera House celebrates 40 years

Sydney's Opera House, world heritage-listed as "one of the indisputable masterpieces of human creativity", celebrates its 40th birthday with a flotilla of lifesavers, Aboriginal dancers and a gigantic cupcake. Duration: 00:46 Oct 20, 2013

Syrian activist in UK keeps grim toll of civil war

His reports are combed through by the UN, foreign ministers and the international press: Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, counts the victims in Syria daily thanks to informants on the ground. Duration: 01:17 Oct 20, 2013

Belgium investigates plane crash that killed skydivers

Investigators seek clues to how a plane carrying 10 skydivers, including one making her maiden jump for her birthday, crashed shortly after takeoff in Belgium, killing everyone on board, including the pilot. Duration: 00:44 Oct 20, 2013

Villagers thrash and hand over surendered militants to police in Manipur

Manipur, Oct 19 (ANI): Members of various insurgent outfits harass civilians through extortion, attacks and other means. Recently, in Manipur’s Laikhong village, people punished two cadres who were misbehaving with a girl. Identified as Hijam Dinesh of Kangleipak Communist Party (Lallumba) and Gambhir of Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (MDF), the two were beaten up by angry villagers. Villagers later handed over the accused to the local police. Oct 19, 2013

Kanpur Rally: Narendra Modi targets PM, Sonia Gandhi & Rahul over inflation

Kanpur, Oct 19 (ANI): Addressing around 1.5 lakh people at a rally in Kanpur, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday targeted prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and 'shehzada' Rahul for overlooking the problem of inflation in the country. Modi stated that the Congress is brimming with pride and pay no heed to problems of a common man. Oct 19, 2013

Our jawans were riddled with bullets, PM took no action: Narendra Modi

Kanpur, Oct 19 (ANI): BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday targeted the prime minister over the continuous ceasefire violation by Pakistan. Modi said that after the Pakistani army beheaded Indian soldiers, the PM had promised that their government will not tolerate any such incidents in future and will take strict action. He further added that the government has ironically taken no action even after so many Indian soldiers were shot by the Pakistani army. He also slammed the Congress for adopting divide and rule policy. Oct 19, 2013

PM should resign to allow the CBI to function properly: BJP on Coalgate

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): Even as the Prime Minister's Office on Saturday defended the controversial decision to allocate coal block to Hindalco in 2005, saying Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had approved it on the basis of 'merits' of the case placed before him, BJP senior leader Balbir Punj said that in order to allow the CBI to function properly the PM should have resigned. He also said that the coal Scam cannot be investigated properly until Manmohan Singh is the PM. Oct 19, 2013

Will PM analyse every single page and then sign it: Khurshid on Coalgate

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): Even as the Prime Minister's Office rejected any criminality in the controversial allocation of coal block to Hindalco, Union Foreign Minister, Salman Khurshid on Saturday defended Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking if he should have analysed every single page during allotment of coal blocks before signing. Oct 19, 2013

Narendra Modi's hands drenched in blood and talks of Coalgate: Khurshid

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): Even as BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi hit out at the Congress-led UPA Government over the Coalgate scam, Union Foreign Minister, Salman Khurshid on Saturday said Modi was talking of scams when his own hands were drenched in blood over communal violence. Oct 19, 2013

Don't fear Narendra Modi, but his ideology: Manish Tewari

Mumbai, Oct 19 (ANI): Even as BJP's PM Candidate, Narendra Modi is all set to begin his Uttar Pradeesh campaign in Kanpur on Saturday, I and B Minister, Manish Tewari said the Congress did not worry about him but his ideology. Oct 19, 2013

Adopt tit for tat policy with Pak: BJP on fresh ceasefire violations

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): Commenting on the continuous infiltration bids and ceasefire violations by Pakistan, BJP senior leader Balbir Punj said that Pakistan knows that we have a weak Prime Minister and that's why they have been humiliating and attacking our country. Oct 19, 2013

Digvijay Singh seems to be self appointed PM candidate of Congress: Meenakshi Lekhi

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): Taking a dig at Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh who recently launched an attack on Narendra Modi on Twitter over Gujarat's development model, BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said Digvijay is the self appointed PM candidate of the Congress party. She further added that Gujarat is one of the best performing states in the country. Oct 19, 2013