EU pledges $870 million to help Somalia

International donors met Monday to approve a "New Deal" for Somalia, with the EU pledging another 650 million euros ($870 million)to help drive its recovery from 20 years of bloody civil war. Duration: 01:04 Sep 16, 2013

Soy: Argentina's dangerous savior

Soy has revolutionized the economies of South American countries like Brazil, Argentina Uruguay and Paraguay, thanks to China’s insatiable appetite for the product. Argentina is the world's number 3 soybean supplier and its top exporter of soymeal, used to feed cattle, and soyoil, used in the booming biofuels sector. As a result, the Argentine Pampa looks nothing like it did 20 years ago: soybean plantations have replaced fruit trees and cattle farming, like in Rosario, the country’s biggest exporter of soy and its sub products. But with almost 65% of its farmlands being planted with soy, Argentina is veering towards a single-crop farming economy which could be dangerous in the long-term. Duration: 02:50 Sep 16, 2013

US, UK, France want enforceable resolution on Syria

Britain, France and the United States have agreed at talks in Paris on the need for a strong UN resolution that will hold Syria accountable to its promise to destroy its chemical weapons. Duration: 01:10 Sep 16, 2013

One year from vote, Scotland's separatists struggle

A year ahead of a vote which could see Scotland break from the United Kingdom, the 'No' campaign has a clear lead in the polls. But Scotland’s nationalist leader remains confident of an upset. Duration: 02:53 Sep 16, 2013

Modi's campaign is blow on face of Congress: BJP

New Delhi, Sep 15 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday hailed its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and contended that the overwhelming response of the public at Modi's rally was a blow on the face of the ruling Congress party. BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi was full of praise for their PM candidate. Sep 15, 2013

New land acquisition law will defeat Maoist influence: Jairam Ramesh

Jodhpur, Sep 15 (ANI): Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh asserted that the recently enacted Land Acquisition Bill will eliminate the influence of Maoists in tribal-dominated areas in the country. He stated this while addressing a news conference at Jodhpur in Rajasthan on Sunday. Further he said that the Maoist outfits were holding their influence in several regions mainly on the issues of forest areas. Sep 15, 2013

Election watch Bangladesh

Dhaka, SEP 15 (ANI): Bangladesh goes to polls early next year, but the major opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party is resisting the government's bid to hold the election without dissolving the present parliament. The ruling Awami League government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that the parliament will not be dissolved but no session will be held till elections are over. Even this is not acceptable to the BNP. Sep 15, 2013

Kolkata: Anti-girls trafficking organisation restores lives of victims

Kolkata, Sep 15 (ANI): A social organization in Kolkata fighting against sex trafficking of young girls rescued and restored lives of victims in the region. Goran Das Gram Bikash Kendra is a local social organization (NGO) located in south 24 Paragnas district of West Bengal, which is also known as the hub of smugglers and traffickers. Sep 15, 2013

Modi's Rewari speech was hilarious: Rajiv Shukla

New Delhi, Sep 15 (ANI): Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Rajiv Shukla on Sunday ridiculed Gujarat Chief and BJP's PM candidate, Narendra Modi over his speech at Rewari calling it mere propaganda. Sep 15, 2013

Paramilitary forces of India and Bangladesh meet in Dhaka

Dhaka, Sep 15 (ANI): India's paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) met its Bangladeshi counterparts in Dhaka on Sunday for a four-day conference to discuss several border-related issues. The conference, which began on Saturday, is chaired by Director General of BSF and that of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB). Sep 15, 2013