UNHCR: Human rights abuses behind Lampedusa tragedy

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says they are doing what they can to work with authorities and refugees to prevent further disasters on the scale of the one in Lampedusa. Duration: 0:53 Oct 4, 2013

Treve, France's great hope for the Arc de Triomphe

The world's most prestigious horse race, the Arc de Triomphe, is run on Sunday at the Longchamps race course outside Paris. An encounter with Treve, France's biggest hope for the meeting. Duration: 01:47 Oct 4, 2013

Faithful react as Pope Francis makes Assisi pilgrimage

Pope Francis on Friday called for the Catholic Church and its faithful to rid themselves of earthly concerns like St Francis of Assisi during a pilgrimage to the saint's Italian hometown. He also greeted members of the public. Duration: 00:50 Oct 4, 2013

Ford sees bright road ahead in Myanmar

Ford Motor Co officially opens its first authorised dealership in Myanmar, joining a rush to set up shop in the former junta-ruled country as the West rolls back sanctions. Duration: 00:30 Oct 4, 2013

Merkel's defeated foes to continue coalition talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and her defeated centre-left election rivals on Friday agreed to push on with courtship talks that could lead to a "grand coalition" governing Europe's economic powerhouse. Duration: 0:57 Oct 4, 2013

Union Cabinet gives nod to Telangana with Hyderabad as joint capital for 10 years

New Delhi, Sep 03 (ANI): After a Cabinet meet at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's official residence in Delhi on Thursday, the Cabinet gave a nod to bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and creation of Telangana with Hyderabad as the joint capital for both the states for 10 years. Home Affairs Minister Sushilkumar Shinde confirmed the same and said that a group of ministers is formed who will ensure the safety and security in all the three regions and to ensure all legal measure. Oct 3, 2013

Ex Army Chief VK Singh attributes recent incidents of infiltration to intelligence failure

Tamil Nadu/ Jammu and Kashmir, Oct 03 (ANI): Former Indian army chief, VK Singh has attributed recent incidents of infiltration and cross border ambushes to intelligence failure, which has strained a ceasefire that was largely held for nearly a decade. Singh said this on Thursday while addressing the mediapersons during a panel discussion on governance issues in Chennai. Singh said that secrets are let out due to the frequent meddling with intelligence apparatus of the country. Singh further added that ceasefire violations were taking place due to the trust deficit. Oct 3, 2013

British journalist hopes for free and fair elections in Bangladesh

London, Oct 03 (ANI): After concentrated rivalries between the two leading political parties the Awami League and the BNP, intensified in Bangladesh, British journalist and visiting research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Frances Harrison, hoped for free and fair elections in the country. Harrison highlighted the unpredictability of Bangladesh politics. Harrison expressed serious concern over the attacks on minorities, which might take place if elections were held. He also said that the Islamic parties were quite active at the grassroot level and the political parties had failed to deliver on all sorts of issues. Oct 3, 2013

Former Army Gen suspects involvement of Pakistan Special Forces in Kashmir incursion

Kupwara/ New Delhi, Oct 03 (ANI): Former Army General, GD Bakshi, said on Thursday that the ongoing infiltration by Pakistan into India's Kashmir could not have continued even after being foiled without the support of Pakistan Special Forces while calling the Indo-Pak talks a strategy of Islamabad to divert New Delhi's attention. Bakshi said that the huge scale on which the infiltration was carried out, hinted on bigger motives than just seizure of Indian posts. Oct 3, 2013

Toilet before Temples: Will BJP, VHP and RSS protest against Narendra Modi too, asks Jairam Ramesh

New Delhi, Oct 03 (ANI): After Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's comment that toilets should be built before temples in India, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh questioned BJP's 'double standards' and asked if BJP, VHP and RSS will protest against Modi as well like they did when he himself gave the same statement earlier. He also deemed the BJP prime ministerial candidate as a person who changes his character every day and that if he had got enlightened before, the incidents like 2002 riots, etc. could have been averted. Oct 3, 2013