Desmond Tutu marks his birthday with volunteers

South African Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu joins a group of volunteers to clean up the Joe Slovo informal settlement near his home in the Milnerton area of Cape Town on his 82nd birthday. Duration: 01:18 Oct 7, 2013

Lampedusa overwhelmed with dead bodies

The cemetery on the remote island of Lampedusa has no space for the hundreds of corpses fished from the sea after a boat full of asylum seekers sank last week. Duration: 00:45 Oct 7, 2013

Indian Hindu devotees prepare for Durga Puja festival

A clay statue of the Indian Hindu goddess Durga is transported from a workshop in Kumartoli, the idol makers' village, by boat on the river Ganges to a place of worship in Kolkata on October 6, 2013. Duration: 00:36 Oct 7, 2013

Hong Kong journalists kicked out of APEC summit

APEC hosts Indonesia deny stifling press freedom after withdrawing the credentials of nine Hong Kong journalists for shouting questions at the Philippine leader, insisting that they posed a security threat. Duration: 01:20 Oct 7, 2013

Greenpeace decries Russia detention conditions

Lawyers of the 30 crew members of the Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise detained in Russia are going to file a complaint to the European court of Human rights to denounce the conditions of detention of the activists. Duration: 00:30 Oct 7, 2013

Jairam Ramesh takes a jibe at Modi over malnutrition report

Patna, Oct 6 (ANI): Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday took a jibe at the prime ministerial candidate of main opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Narendra Modi after a report by the country's audit body said every third child is underweight in Gujarat of which Modi is also the Chief Minister. Ramesh refused to give credit to Modi for Gujarat's development by saying that the barometers of growth in Gujarat had remained the same since 2000. Oct 6, 2013

BJP blames congress for backwardness of Muslim community

Ajmer, Oct 6 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), accused the ruling Congress for lack of education and rampant unemployment among the youth of the Muslim community. BJP organized a huge rally on Sunday in poll bound Rajasthan where the leaders lashed at the ruling Congress for its anti people policies. This was the first rally of BJP in the region after the announcement of the polls in five states. BJP leader Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, lashed at the Congress for creating a rift between the Muslims and the BJP by attacking its secular image time and again. Meanwhile former Chief Minister of of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje too denounced the Congress for dividing the people of the region on caste lines. Oct 6, 2013

Rashid Alvi on Salman Bashir's statement

New Delhi, Oct 6 (ANI): After Pakistan High Commissioner, Salman Bashir claimed that reports of incursion and infiltrations into the Indian Territory by Pakistan were baseless, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that his statement makes no difference and is unbelievable. He further said that instead of Bashir, the Pakistan government should deny if it wants to dismiss the allegations of infiltration. Oct 6, 2013

Tuk Tuk enthusiasts embark on a ride to raise funds for impoverished children

Chennai, Oct 06 (ANI): Twenty two drivers from around the world began their drive through seven Indian cities from Chennai to Goa in ten customized Tuk Tuk rickshaws to raise funds for impoverished children in India and Singapore. The aspiring adventurers who hailed from Ireland, UK, Italy, Australia and Singapore participated in the event to see India closely and contribute to the noble aim of raising financial aid for the poor children. The rally which was flagged from Chennai's MRC Nagar on Sunday witnessed tuk tuks clad in bright colours of orange and yellow taking to the streets of the city. This auto rickshaw journey is set to cover a stretch of 1087 kilometers as the drivers would travel to Goa, in six days. Eamonn Ling, organizer of the event said the idea of raising fund for impoverished children in this unique way has become big in a year's time. Oct 6, 2013

Pak envoy says reports of infiltrations into India baseless

Hyderabad, Oct 06 (ANI): Pakistan High Commissioner, Salman Bashir, on Sunday that said reports of incursion and infiltrations into the Indian Territory were baseless. The Pakistan High Commissioner to India also indirectly hit out at Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who asserted that infiltrators are not coming from heaven. He asked the Indian government to hold dialogue with Pakistan to resolve the issue instead of whipping up frenzy and hysteria. Oct 6, 2013