Medicinal plants sold at night in Colombian market

In a night-time farmers' market in Bogota, more than 400 vendors sell over 200 varieties of plants with healing powers. The growing of medicinal herbs has been a long-standing tradition in the city, dating back to the pre-Hispanic era. Duration: 01:20 Oct 9, 2013

Hanks questioned about his diabetes at London film fest

Tom Hanks had to endure soaring temperatures and being sick on by fellow film crew members during the making of director Paul Greengrass's latest movie 'Captain Phillips' which on Wednesday opens the London Film Festival. Duration: 00:22 Oct 9, 2013

Washington DC mayor protests government shutdown

The mayor of Washington, DC, and residents protest the budget gridlock in Congress. While the shutdown continues, the federal capital remains unable to access the funds it collects through its own taxes and the city could run out of money. Duration: 01:11 Oct 9, 2013

Asian filmmakers revisit classic Westerns

Vietnamese-American director Dustin Nguyen has taken inspiration from Sergio Leone’s epic Spaghetti Western "Once Upon a Time in the West" with his Asian adaptation of the classic, called "Once Upon a Time In Vietnam". Duration: 01:04 Oct 9, 2013

Cuba to Florida swimmer attempts new feat for charity

The 64-year-old US woman who became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, begins an attempt to swim laps for two days straight to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims. Duration: 0:46 Oct 9, 2013

Rajnath Singh claims BJP will emerge victorious in forthcoming polls

Mumbai, Oct 08 (ANI): A confident Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that his party would emerge victorious in the upcoming assembly elections and 2014 Lok Sabha polls, and charged the ruling Congress party of attempting to divert the attention from its failures. Singh said that the BJP would contest the elections on the issue of good governance and development, because the people of this country have seen the performance of BJP-led NDA government. Oct 8, 2013

Sonia Gandhi lays foundation stone of railway wheel factory in Rae Bareli

Raebareli, Oct 08 (ANI): Congress Chief, Sonia Gandhi, laid foundation stone of railway wheel factory in her parliamentary constituency, Rae Bareli, on Tuesday (October 08). The Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) and Indian Railways has signed a agreement to set up the country's largest forged wheel plant, which will produce 1,00,000 forged wheels per annum in the first phase. While interacting with the media persons she said that government has promised Food Security and by getting this revolutionary Bill passed they have fulfilled their promise. Oct 8, 2013

Tripura opens market for Bangladeshi products

Tripura, Oct 08 (ANI): In a bid to boost bilateral trade relations with neighbouring Bangladesh, authorities in Tripura state allowed setting up of a market, which would sell Bangladeshi products in the country. The provincial government of Tripura has provided a permanent market place for Bangladeshi Businessmen where they can sell their products ranging from sarees, handloom products, plastic products, melamine crockery, rubber, electric and electronic goods. This is a first of its kind market in the country where under one roof all Bangladeshi products would be available for the Indian consumers. Trade volume between India and Bangladesh has dramatically increased after India has given tax relief to several Bangladeshi commodities. Oct 8, 2013

SC allows Srinivasan to take charge as BCCI president

New Delhi, Oct 08 (ANI): Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed N Srinivasan to take charge as BCCI President after creating a new panel into the case of IPL spot fixing, which will submit its report to the Supreme Court after 4 months, as confirmed by Aditya Verma who is the petitioner in the case and also Secretary of Cricket Association of Bihar. Oct 8, 2013