Merkel backs German car sector on campaign stop

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended Germany's big-hitting carmaking industry which is battling new EU environmental rules, on an election campaign stop at a major auto show. Duration: 00:33 Sep 12, 2013

Japan PM vows to boost defence amid 'provocations'

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vows to beef up his country's defence capability amid a blistering row with China, saying he would deal firmly with any "provocations". Duration: 00:45 Sep 12, 2013

Suu Kyi says unable to stop anti-Muslim violence in Myanmar

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said it was not up to her to stop anti-Muslim violence in her country, but that the solution was to install the rule of law. "It's not something that I alone could do, but I think what this whole society has to strive to do," the democracy icon told reporters in Warsaw during a tour of central Europe. Duration: 01:00 Sep 12, 2013

YouTube ban in Pakistan: one year on

Pakistan has banned access to YouTube for one year now. Internet censorship is rife in the Muslim country of 180 million people. Pakistanis have to find different ways to fight the censors. Duration: 01:58 Sep 12, 2013

Trekkers home after brutal Papua New Guinea attack

A group of Australian and New Zealand trekkers brutally attacked by bandits in Papua New Guinea tell of their harrowing ordeal and horror as two porters were butchered. Duration: 00:32 Sep 12, 2013

Tough traffic ban leaves Baghdadis frustrated

New regulations to bar half of Baghdad's cars from the roads depending on licence plates, have left residents frustrated, with many doubtful that the rules will achieve the aim of curbing car bombs. Duration: 00:51 Sep 12, 2013

Netherlands sorry for Indonesia colonial killings

The Netherlands seeks to "close a difficult chapter" with its former colony Indonesia by publicly apologising for summary executions carried out by the Dutch army in the 1940s. Duration: 00:47 Sep 12, 2013

Families of French hostages in Niger plan march

The families of three French hostages held in Niger say they will go on an 18-kilometre march to remind the world of their loved ones' fate, three years after they were kidnapped. Duration: 00:50 Sep 12, 2013

Muzaffarnagar: Need to bring Communal Violence Bill into force, says K Rehman Khan

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): Talking about the ongoing violence and clashes in Muzaffarnagar, Minority Affairs Minister K Rehman Khan said on Wednesday that looking at the recent trend of political parties of polarizing the system and taking advantage of the situation whatsoever, there is an urgent need to bring onto force the Communal Violence (prevention and rehabilitation) Bill, which was once been introduced in the Parliament. Sep 11, 2013

SP rules out pre-poll alliance, will contest in other parts of the country

Agra, Sep 11 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party ruled out pre-poll alliance ahead of the national elections scheduled to be held in 2014. SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav in Agra said that the party will now contest independently in other parts of the country as well. Yadav pressed on expanding the Party___s base in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Bihar. Sep 11, 2013

Maximum youths have been killed in Kashmir during Omar___s tenure: PDP

Srinagar, Sep 11 (ANI): People's Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti was on Wednesday detained as she was heading towards Shopian district where four persons were killed in CRPF firing last week. A preliminary police inquiry into the killings has found that three of the four people were local civilians. Mufti condemned the act and said 90 % youths have been killed in Kashmir during Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah___s tenure. Sep 11, 2013

Lalu Yadav slams Nitish govt in Bihar

Patna, Sep 11 (ANI): Amidst differences between the former allies BJP and JD (U), RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday lashed out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his government and said that he sold off his morals and principles for his vested interests. He further said that both the parties which were partners earlier are themselves lashing out at one another and has played politics on the land of Bihar. Sep 11, 2013