Congress welcomes petrol price slash, links diesel hike to international market

New Delhi, Oct 01 (ANI): Congress leader Rashid Alvi welcomed the petrol price slash, and linked the diesel hike to trends in the international market. Petrol prices were cut by Rs 3.05 per litre, and diesel prices were raised by 50 paise per litre. This is the first reduction in petrol rates in over five months, and comes as the most significant depreciation in over five years. Oct 1, 2013

Jagan Reddy blames political conspiracy for his imprisonment

Hyderabad, Oct 01 (ANI): YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy, accused political parties of conspiracy against him, said that his bail was denied, which in turn indicated misuse of state machinery. He also appreciated Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his administrative skills. Oct 1, 2013

Staff resilient after Afghan hospital attack

A Taliban attack wrecked the operating theatre and left 160 staff and patients wounded, but the Maidan Shar hospital has never stopped serving the people of one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan. Duration: 00:36 Oct 1, 2013

Syria disarmament team launches mission

A disarmament team is to arrive Tuesday in Damascus on a mission to destroy Syria's chemical arsenal, a day after UN experts wrapped up their investigation of alleged gas attacks. Duration: 00:45 Oct 1, 2013

S. Korea stages huge military parade

South Korea stages its largest military display for a decade, as President Park Geun-Hye warns of the "very grave" threat posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons programme. Duration: 00:40 Oct 1, 2013

Madagascar's Rajoelina 'proud' of record in office

Madagascar strongman Andry Rajoelina, barred from running in upcoming elections, says the presidential race is likely to be decided by a second round of voting and rules out a return of his rival, ex-president Marc Ravalomanana. Duration: 00:47 Oct 1, 2013

Clashes break out at Rio teacher protests

Clashes broke out on Monday night between security forces and hundreds of teachers who had been protesting in Rio de Janeiro to demand better working conditions and higher pay, with the support of Black Bloc anarchists. Duration: 00:44 Oct 1, 2013

Cage-fighter aims to strike blow for Asian women

A young Singaporean is hoping her fast hands and feet can strike a blow for Asian women when she joins the region's tiny ranks of female cage-fighters next month. Duration: 01:11 Oct 1, 2013

Netanyahu: Israel ready to tackle Iran 'alone'

Israel is ready to act "alone" to stop Iran getting a nuclear bomb, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday, warning a UN summit against believing Iran's new leader. Oct 1, 2013

Italians at a loss as government hit by new crisis

Once loyal supporters of Italy's Silvio Berlusconi spoke out against him as Prime Minister Enrico Letta worked on Tuesday to shore up support on the eve of a crucial confidence vote in parliament. Italians are at a loss as to what to think. Oct 1, 2013