France holds crisis talks on Mali killings

French President Francois Hollande on Sunday opened an emergency meeting on the shock abduction and killing of two French radio journalists by armed men in northern Mali. Duration: 01:29 Nov 3, 2013

DR Congo villagers content to see back of rebels

The Democratic Republic of Congo army said Sunday it has launched a new offensive against rebel fighters who fled to the hills after being ousted from their last stronghold. Duration: 01:10 Nov 3, 2013

Kosovo vote key test for EU-backed deal with Serbia

Polls opened Sunday in key local elections in Kosovo that are being closely watched by the European Union amid fears of a boycott by minority Serbs, voting for the first time since independence in 2008. Duration: 00:58 Nov 3, 2013

Nepal holds first gay beauty pageant

Hundreds of gays, lesbians and transgenders cheer on shirtless contestants competing for the title of 'Mr. Handsome' in Nepal's first gay beauty pageant. Duration: 00:40 Nov 3, 2013

Kerry vows US backing for Egypt interim rulers

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday his country is committed to working with Egypt's interim rulers, on his first visit to Cairo since the army ousted president Mohamed Morsi. Duration: 01:34 Nov 3, 2013

India slams Sri Lanka for unilateral stand on issue of human rights violations

Chennai, Nov 02 (ANI): Union Finance Minister, P Chidambaram on Saturday slammed Sri Lankan government for its unilateral stand on the issue of human rights violations, amid speculations of Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh's participation in the Commonwealth Heads Meeting in Colombo. Chidambaram met DMK chief M Karunanidhi in Chennai to discuss about Singh participating in the meeting. Chidambaram said that human rights violations should be thoroughly investigated. Earlier on October 24, the government of Tamil Nadu moved a resolution in the state assembly, demanding India to boycott the meet in Colombo as a mark of protest against the war crimes committed by Sri Lankan regime on Tamils. Moving the resolution, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa insisted the central government to seek suspension of Sri Lanka from CHOGM. Nov 2, 2013

Modis Patna visit political stunt: JD (U)

New Delhi, Nov 02 (ANI): The JD (U) on Saturday called BJP PM Candidate, Narendra Modi’s visit to Patna to meet the serial blast victims’ kin a political stunt. Nov 2, 2013

Muzaffarnagar: Security beefed up ahead of Diwali

Muzaffarnagar, Nov 02 (ANI): Authorities have beefed up security arrangements in violence hit Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday as residents thronged the marketplace on the eve of Diwali. Nov 2, 2013