Mali, RFI mourning over death of two French journalists

Marie-Christine Saragosse, chief executive of France Médias Monde, which owns RFI, met with Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta to discuss the deaths of two French journalists shot dead in the rebel-infested northern desert. Duration: 00:36 Nov 4, 2013

East African art starts to make its mark

The first ever auction of East African Modern and contemporary art, to be held in Nairobi November 5, is raising the profile of the region's growing art scene. Duration: 02:22 Nov 4, 2013

UK exhibitors gather to show off Christmas products

Consumer electronic enthusiasts attend the Gadget Show Live@Christmas at Earl's Court in London on Friday. Exhibitors gathered to show off their latest products in time for the Christmas season. Duration: 00:49 Nov 4, 2013

Iraq security forces engage attackers of police station

Federal police and Iraqi army engage attackers who targeted a police station in the disputed northern province of Kirkuk, killing at least two policemen and wounding seven others as Iraq grapples with its worst bloodshed since 2008. Duration: 00:56 Nov 4, 2013

Kenya charges four over Westgate mall attack

Kenya charged four men Monday in connection with the Westgate mall massacre in September, an attack claimed by Somalia’s Al-Qaeda linked Shebab in which at least 67 people were killed. Duration: 00:38 Nov 4, 2013

Devotees across India perform rituals and offer prayers on Diwali

Agartala/Amritsar, Nov 03 (ANI): Devotees across India started festive celebrations by performing rituals and offering prayers on the occasion of festival of lights Diwali. In Tripura, devotees celebrated "Kali Puja" by offering prayers to Goddess Kali. Devotees thronged the temples dedicated to Kali, the Goddess of destruction, which were brightly illuminated and decorated with lights and la Nov 3, 2013

Canadian University signs bilateral agreement in Shimla for academic and cultural exchange

Shimla, Nov 03 (ANI): The University of Himachal Pradesh initiated exchange programme with Canada with an aim to enhance academic, social and cultural co operation. Fraser Valley University Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Himachal Pradesh in Shimla on Saturday (November 02). Vice Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh University ADN Bajpai said the exchange programme would institutionalise the relationships between both the countries. Bajpai added that both the Universities would go for joint programmes and would also exchange the scientific researches during the programme. Vice Chancellor of Fraser Valley Canada Mark D. Evered said there is a strong feeling of connect for this region of the world. Nov 3, 2013

Message is not destroyed if you kill the messenger: BJP on Congress' demand to stop opinion polls

New Delhi, Nov 03 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said that the inefficiency of the Congress Party is known to everyone. Reacting to Congress' demand to stop opinion polls, he said that they can destroy the messenger, but not the message. The Congress Party has written to the Election Commission (EC) to restrict opinion polls ahead of the elections. The legal department of the Congress Party stated that opinion polls can be misused, and they are not scientific or credible.The opinion polls have been projecting poor show of the Congress in states where Assembly Elections are scheduled to take place. Nov 3, 2013

BJP slams Nitish for broom remark on Modi

New Delhi, Nov 3 (ANI): The BJP on Saturday hit back at Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar for his scathing attack on the party and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Upset over Modi’s two back-to-back Bihar tours, Nitish had attacked Modi by saying that people of Bihar would sweep away the “unwanted garbage coming from outside” with the brooms they purchased on Dhanteras. Nov 3, 2013

India's Border troops greet counterparts of Bangladesh on Diwali

Dinajpur, Oct 3 (ANI): Troops of India's paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF), stationed along the India-Bangladesh border, celebrated Diwali and exchanged sweets with security personnel of Bangladesh. Border guards posted at southern Dinajpur under Darjeeling district of West-Bengal presented a box of sweets to their opposite members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB). The jawans lighted up candles, earthen lamps and burst crackers. There was huge sense of enjoyment and enthusiasm among the jawans to observe the auspicious occasion as their primary duty is to maintain the security and peace in the border areas. Troopers of both sides hugged each other and shook hands. Nov 3, 2013

Gonojagoron Mancha demands execution of death sentence for war criminals

Dhaka, Nov 3 (ANI): The activists of Bangladesh's Gonojagoron Mancha are demanding execution of death sentence for 1971 war criminals. The activists participated in a rally in Dhaka to highlight their demand for quick execution of the tried criminals. Blood-letting erupted across the country at the end of February when the war crimes tribunal gave death sentence to a top leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami. Earlier on October 09, Bangladesh's war crimes tribunal handed a life sentence to Alim, a former opposition lawmaker. The 82-year-old was found guilty on nine charges relating to crimes against humanity, arson and looting during Bangladesh's 1971 War of Independence. Nov 3, 2013