Cape Town gang wars put children in firing line

In the South African township of Manenberg drug related gang violence has long been a problem, but in recently the turf war has seen 16 schools temporarily shut down, keeping thousands of children at home for two days. Duration: 02:20 Sep 11, 2013

Taiwan holds nuclear plant safety drill

More then 5,000 nuclear plant employees, military soldiers and local residents take part in a two-day annual nuclear plant safety drill in Pingtung, a county in southern Taiwan. Duration: 00:45 Sep 11, 2013

Merkel notches up mixed scorecard

German Chancellor Angela Merkel likes to claim her government has been "the most successful since reunification". Her election rival begs to differ, labelling her second term "four lost years". Duration: 01:59 Sep 11, 2013

Ex-leader's backers hold villages in restive C.Africa

Armed supporters of the ousted president of Central African Republic control villages in the northwest of the country, where fighting has killed at least 60 people, acording to military officials. In Bangui, the capital, residents are concerned about the new surge of violence. Duration: 01:14 Sep 11, 2013

Barroso defends EU crisis response in address

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso defended Wednesday the measures taken to tame the debt crisis, putting eurosceptics on notice ahead of EU elections next year. Duration: 00:48 Sep 11, 2013

Mulayam hints at conspiracy behind Muzaffarnagar violence

Agra, Sept 10 (ANI): Terming the Muzaffarnagar violence as unfortunate, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday hinted at conspiracy behind it. Talking to mediapersons in Agra, Singh said that the state government took swift action in bringing the situation under control. He also said that some communal forces are taking advantage of the situation. Meanwhile, talking about the emergence of third front, he said that there is a very good chance of third front government in 2014. Sep 10, 2013

Police say nine Maoists surrender in Malkangiri

Malkangiri, Sep 10 (ANI): Perturbed and frustrated due to the atrocities committed by their leaders, nine Maoists including three woman cadres surrendered before the Odisha Police. The woman cadres were identified as Kumari, Anita, and Susila who were involved in several violent activities. A Maoist, Dashu Khillo, who surrendered, said that they wanted to join the mainstream as their life was always under threat. Disillusioned by their violent ideology and unable to cope up with the pressure exerted by their senior leaders, more and more naxals are surrendering to avoid further exploitation. The frequent surrenders show that despite their militant tactics, Maoists are starting to lose their hold in the remote cut off areas. Sep 10, 2013

Police say religious riots killed atleast 32 in Muzaffarnagar

Muzaffarnagar, Sep 10 (ANI): Police said on Tuesday that at least 32 people were killed in religious riots in Uttar Pradesh that forced hundreds to flee their homes, a sign of rising tension between two communities ahead of a general election due by May. Police also evacuated villagers in the troubled areas. Some locals, fearful after attackers beat children and burned property, hid in fields and police stations, or fled in ox carts and tractors. Additional Director General of Police (law and order), Arun Kumar, said that around 160 people were arrested. Kumar also said that the situation was under control as the army and police personnel were on alert. Sep 10, 2013

Flood ravaged Mirpur

Mirpur, Sep 10: 50 years ago Mirpur town of PoK was destroyed and drowned; once again this man made disaster is repeating here, Pakistan's lust and hunger for energy is once again proving to be fatal for the residents of Mirpur. Sep 10, 2013

Olympic medallist Rajyavardhan Rathore joins BJP

Jaipur, Sep 10 (ANI): Indian shooter and 2004 Olympic silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Tuesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jaipur. Along with the ace shooter, Jaipur princess Diya Kumari also joined the BJP. The two inducted into the party at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's rally in presence of party President Rajnath Singh. Sep 10, 2013