Frozen US eastern shore eying much anticipated thaw

After two days of US weather so cold that at least one polar bear at a zoo had to be taken inside, some relief was forecast for Wednesday, with "a much anticipated warm up" expected over the eastern two-thirds of the United States. Duration: 00:53 Jan 8, 2014

Former Nazi charged with French village massacre

German prosecutors have charged an 88-year-old former soldier over the Nazis' worst atrocity on French soil, the 1944 massacre in the village of Oradour-sur-Glane, a court said Wednesday. Duration: 00:36 Jan 8, 2014

African migrants protest outside Israel's parliament

More than 10,000 African asylum seekers rallied outside Israel's parliament in Jerusalem on Wednesday, police said, in a fourth straight day of protests against immigration policy. Duration: 00:33 Jan 8, 2014

Iraqis struggle with fuel and water shortage in Fallujah

More than 13,000 families have fled Fallujah, NGOs said Wednesday, warning of a "critical" humanitarian situation as masked gunmen locked in a days-long standoff with Iraqi troops hold the city. Those residents who remain are struggling with dwindling fuel and water resources. Jan 8, 2014

French army leader reflects on Mali intervention

As Saturday marks one year since France launched Operation Serval as part of its intervention in the Malian conflict, French Deputy General of the Serval operation Vincent Guionie reflects on the operation so far and discusses the outlook for the coming months. Jan 8, 2014

China to Ban Public Smoking Totally by 2014 End

China is the world's largest cigarette manufacturer and consumer, with more than 300 million smokers, according to national statistics. Meanwhile, some 740 million people, including 180 million children, are affected by passive smoking. Jan 8, 2014

Clashes between two militant outfits in Assam's Karbi Anglong displace over a thousand villagers

Assam, Jan 8 (ANI): Some 1,500 people, including women and children, from a dozen villages in Karbi Anglong, have taken shelter in relief camps set up in Shantipur, Silonijan and Chowkihola villages. They were forced to flee their homes after clashes erupted between two militant outfits- the Karbi People's Liberation Tigers (KPLT) and the Rengma Naga Hills Protection Force at Khowani village in Karbi Anglong. Jan 8, 2014

Arvind Kejriwal announces anti-corruption helpline number Part - 1

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday launched an anti-corruption helpline number where people, who are harassed for bribes, will be advised on how to conduct sting operations. People can report on if they are being asked for bribes on the help-line number 011-27357169, which will be functional from 8 am to 10 pm during the day. When a person calls on the number, their entire conversation will be recorded. An anti-graft official will then call the concerned person and advise them on how to conduct a sting operation. Jan 8, 2014