US restaurants turn to tablets for speed dining

Restaurants like Chili's and Bolt Burgers, a fast-casual joint in Washington, are turning to touchscreen tablets to allow diners to place their orders, pay for meals, and even play games on the handheld devices. Duration: 00:54 Mar 15, 2014

19 killed in two bomb attacks in Pakistan

Two separate bomb attacks targeting security forces in Pakistan have killed 19 people according to officials, the latest violence to hit peace talks between the government and Taliban militants. Duration: 01:01 Mar 15, 2014

Crimea's Tatars pray for peace before referendum

Crimean Tatars gathered Friday for prayers on Islam's holy day, with many voicing fears for the future ahead of a referendum Sunday expected to lead to closer ties with Moscow. Duration: 00:55 Mar 14, 2014

Malaysia forced to expand fruitless jet search

Malaysia confirms that the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane had been expanded into the Indian Ocean, but declines to comment on US reports that the jet had flown for hours after going missing. Duration: 01:01 Mar 14, 2014

Cyprus scrambling back from the brink of bankruptcy

A year after a financial earthquake shattered years of prosperity in Cyprus, an austerity plan has put the eastern Mediterranean island back on track despite the bitter pill of rising unemployment. Duration: 02:35 Mar 14, 2014

Former Serbian president campaigns ahead of vote

Serbs will vote in snap polls on Sunday with the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) tipped to capitalise on a wave of public support after opening membership talks with the European Union. Duration: 00:43 Mar 14, 2014

Fukushima nuclear workers rally against plant operator

A group of Fukushima nuclear plant workers rally outside the headquarters of operator Tokyo Electric Power, saying they are forced to work in unsafe conditions, as Japan moves closer to switching on a pair of shuttered reactors. Duration: 01:07 Mar 14, 2014

Analyst: Crimea referendum illegal under Ukrainian laws

Less than three weeks after gunmen seized Crimea's parliament and installed a pro-Moscow government, voters head to the polls on Sunday for a vote set to cement Russia's takeover of the strategic peninsula. Duration: 00:53 Mar 14, 2014

British envoy in India looks forward to enhanced trade relations between the two nations

Kochi, March 14 (ANI): The British Deputy High Commissioner in Chennai, Bharat Joshi, said on Friday that the Great British Festival, which began in Kochi, will foster United Kingdom’s goal of doubling the trade relations between the two countries. Great British festival in Kerala is organized to boost business relations between the region and UK and for encouraging innovative entrepreneurs. Joshi was speaking following the inauguration of the UK visa application centre in the city. According to the British envoy, exports from UK to India have gone up by 14 per cent and India’s export to UK has increased by two per cent. However, he pointed out that student visas in UK have declined due to the stringent visa rules in UK. To preclude visa abuse, the British government enforced stringent visa rules which resulted in a substantial decline in the number of students to UK. Inviting companies to invest in UK, Joshi added that UK is confident of starting building new partnerships between the two countries. Mar 14, 2014

No lack of options in politics, rethinking to support Modi: Ramdev

Banda, March 14 (ANI): Yoga guru, an avid supporter of the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, took a spectacular U-turn, saying he was nobody's slave and might rethink on his support to BJP. Speaking to mediapersons on Friday, Ramdev, who has been spearheading a national campaign against black money and corruption, said that the BJP will have to ensure its support on anti-graft agenda in order to strengthen bond of friendship with him. Earlier, Modi had reportedly accepted Ramdev's terms for support in January and Ramdev subsequently declared that an agreement was reached. In return, Ramdev had decided to hold mega Yoga camps across the country from March 17 to March 23, in a bid to mobilize millions of votes for Modi ahead of the general elections. Ramdev, who is disappointed with BJP’s ticket distribution, spoke on his strategies for rectifying politicos. Mar 14, 2014