N Kiran Kumar Reddy announces new political party

Hyderabad, March 07 (ANI): Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Kiran Kumar Reddy announced that he will launch a new political party in protest of bifurcation of the state. The name of the party, symbol and agenda will be revealed at a public meeting to be held in Rajahmundry city on March 12. He said that the Congress and the BJP, which supported the split, violated conventions and procedures in parliament. Mar 7, 2014

Pak welcomes Kashmiri students charged with sedition for cheering their cricket team

Islamabad/ Lahore, March 07 (ANI): Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said that the 67 Kashmiri students, who were expelled from Swami Vivekanand Subharti University (SVSU) in Meerut for allegedly celebrating Pakistan's victory over India in a cricket match last weekend, were welcome to continue their studies in Pakistan. Aslam said it was a wonderful match which was cheered by everyone across the cricketing world. Manzoor Ahmad, Vice Chancellor of the University, told media that, because of the “unacceptable gesture of a few students”, university authorities initially decided to suspend only those students who had shouted slogans. Mar 7, 2014

India and Bangladesh officials conduct joint border survey in Tripura

Tripura, March 07 (ANI): A Bangladesh team led by Md Abdul Mannan, Director General of Bangladesh’s Department of Land Records and Survey, was in India to carry out a joint border survey with their Indian counterparts. The Indian team was led by the Director of the Survey of India, NR Biswal. They surveyed some 200 kms of the international boundary, including few disputed points like Kamalasagar, Kaiyerdhepha and Akhaura land port areas, and also finalised the location of the new subsidiary border pillars. The teams had earlier visited a few spots in Sylhet District of Bangladesh. India shares a 4,096 km long border with Bangladesh, the longest boundary it has with any of its neighbors. Mar 7, 2014

National Rifle Association head speaks at CPAC

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre said Thursday the greatest freedom is "the right to survive and protect our families" at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Duration: 00:49 Mar 7, 2014

Ukraine's Tymoshenko condemns Crimea referendum plan

Ukrainian opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko, recently freed after a two-year jail term, on Thursday slammed a decision by Crimean lawmakers to vote on whether to join Russia as illegitimate and unconstitutional. Duration: 01:17 Mar 7, 2014

Dalai Lama: America is champion of democracy, freedom

After leading the US Senate in prayer, the Dalai Lama encouraged the United States to show self-confidence in defending democracy as top lawmakers rallied behind his calls to preserve Tibetan culture. Duration: 00:51 Mar 7, 2014

Magdalena Island: where monogamous penguins come to breed

50km-away from Punta Arena in southern Chile is the Magdalena Island, home to the Magellan penguins. This species of monogamous penguins arrive in the summer to breed then migrate to the Brazilian coasts in the winter. Duration: 01:06  Mar 7, 2014

EU leaders call for dialogue at Ukraine summit

Europe's leaders gathered for crisis talks on Ukraine Thursday, pressing Russia to opt for dialogue and de-escalation while warning sanctions were in the offing should Moscow refuse a diplomatic solution. Mar 7, 2014