Pakistan and Indian traders hold talks in Kashmir to resolve issues, boost business

Jammu and Kashmir, May 22 (ANI): Indian and Pakistani traders held a joint meeting to discuss and resolve their business related disputes in a bid to boost bilateral trade, after a gap of 14 months, near zero point in Jammu and Kashmir. Traders from Rawalkot in Pakistan and Poonch in India were joined by the president chamber of commerce Jammu and Kashmir and Deputy General of Trade and Travel POK area. The District police organized the meet to facilitate conversation and discussion between traders. The meet was organized after complaints pouring in about defaulters of the barter system. The heads from both the countries also listened to trade demands of the participants. May 22, 2014

Ordinary Pakistanis want Sharif to accept Modi's invitation

Pakistan, May 22 (ANI): A large number of Pakistanis were pleasantly surprised by the fact that Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was on the guest list of leaders from the eight-member SAARC invited to attend the swearing in of Narendra Modi on May 26. Narendra Modi has invited the leaders of Pakistan and other neighbours to his inauguration as prime minister in a bold step to embark on a policy of regional engagement. It was not immediately clear if Sharif would accept, but analysts said the visit would be politically difficult. In the markets of capital Islamabad, however, many people said Sharif ought to attend the ceremony despite Modi's anti-Pakistan stance. If Sharif were to attend the planned ceremony in the forecourt of the presidential mansion, it would be a first in the history of both nations. May 22, 2014

Leaders and workers of AAP detained for protesting against Kejriwal's arrest

New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): Leaders and workers of AAP were detained for protesting against the judicial custody of its chief Arvind Kejriwal in a defamation case. While the leaders and workers were protesting outside the Tihar jail complex where Kejriwal has been booked, police came into action dragging and lynching his supporters. Kejriwal was sent to judicial custody for two days by a court in New Delhi on Wednesday in connection with a case filed against him by BJP's Nitin Gadkari. AAP leader Sanjay Singh said lynching and dragging was anti-democratic act and was not called for. Meanwhile, AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said anti-graft crusader Kejriwal is being jailed, which was an injustice. May 22, 2014

Public 'overwhelmed' as 9/11 museum opens

New York's 9/11 museum opens to the general public and is praised by early visitors as an overwhelming and beautiful tribute to the survivors and nearly 3,000 victims. Duration: 00:46 May 22, 2014

Jordan hopes Pope visit will push for regional peace

Jordan expressed hope Wednesday that Pope Francis's visit to the Holy Land would help the cause of regional stability, including the advancement of the stalled Middle East peace talks. Duration: 00:49 May 22, 2014

Radicals in red shake up S.Africa parliament opening

Radical new South African lawmakers shook up the normally staid opening of parliament Wednesday by turning up for the formal re-election of President Jacob Zuma in bright red overalls topped by red berets or hard hats. Duration: 00:42 May 22, 2014

FIFA launches 'Social World Cup' in Rio

FIFA secretary general Jérôme Valcke takes to the pitch with Brazilian great Ronaldo in a Rio de Janeiro favela to launch a project promoting sporting opportunities for disadvantaged youths during the World Cup. Duration: 01:35 May 22, 2014

Italy calls on Europe for help with migration surge

Europe's border agency says 42,000 migrants have tried to enter the EU since January 1 - three times as many as last year. Most come through Italy, which has threatened to allow asylum-seekers to travel to other parts of Europe. Duration: 02:25 May 22, 2014