Obama: Russia violated previous Ukraine agreement

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama meeting with Germany's Angela Merkel at the White House, said it was clear Russia had violated the previous ceasefire agreement Feb 9, 2015

Strauss-Kahn takes the stage in French pimping trial

Disgraced ex-IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn, whose presidential hopes were torpedoed by a sex scandal, takes the stand at a French pimping trial Tuesday in a bid to convince judges he was not at the core of a prostitution ring. Duration: 01:10 Feb 9, 2015

Qatar 'will not stop' sport drive after World Cup

Tiny Qatar "will not stop" bidding for major international sporting events after the 2022 World Cup and a potential Olympics, the head of the country's most powerful sports organisation told AFP in an interview. Duration: 00:50 Feb 9, 2015

Concordia captain facing prison as trial wraps up

Captain Francesco Schettino stands accused of manslaughter and abandoning ship. Reportedly ill with a high temperature, he came to court to hear his defense team's closing arguments. Schettino was Feb 9, 2015

Obama, Merkel meet to discuss Ukraine crisis

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama met on Monday at the White House with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the crisis in Ukraine and the best path to take to Feb 9, 2015

Could drones replace waiters?

STORY: Your order's coming right up ... thanks to this drone. It's called "Infinium Serve" and could be the next generation of waiters serving you. At a recent demonstration in Singapore, patrons at Feb 9, 2015

Law student allegedly raped, beaten in Meerut; condemning reactions flow

New Delhi/ Chennai, Feb 09 (ANI): A 22-year old law student was allegedly raped by her landlord for refusing to have a baby with him and beaten up in Meerut. Condemning reactions from social activists and political leaders flowed on Monday over the incident. Social activists Annie Raja, Sudha Ramalingam and Abha Singh condemned the law and order for such crimes which are taking place on daily basis in the country. Congress leader Kiran Chaudhary said that women are not at all safe in the country with the increase in crimes against them. BJP leader Srikant Sharma also condemned the shocking incident. Feb 9, 2015

Singapore President meets Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam met Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Monday. Yam arrived in national capital on Sunday on a four-day visit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. President Yam, who is accompanied by his wife Mary Tan, will also inaugurate an exhibition, "The Peranakan World: Cross-Cultural Art from Singapore and the Malacca Straits" at the national museum in New Delhi. As per media reports, Yam will also launch the Singapore-India Commemorative Book published by the Institute of South Asian Studies. Meanwhile, Yam and his wife also laid floral wreath at memorial of iconic freedom fighter, Mahatma Gandhi, at Rajghat. Feb 9, 2015

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje attends 1st NITI Aayog meeting, discusses problems facing the state

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje among other state chief ministers attended the first NITI Aayog meeting headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. Presenting her views at the first meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog, Raje suggested for allowing the states to prepare and implement various development projects as per the regional conditions and providing central funds for such schemes. Raje also suggested for setting-up an empowered-committee under the NITI Aayog for coordination and resolution of issues of various projects initiated by various ministries and state governments. She also suggested to restrict the number of centre-sponsored schemes to 10 and to allow the states for utilisation of rest of the funds for such central schemes. Feb 9, 2015

Govt aimed at enhancing facilities for students from North-East: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office, Dr Jitendra Singh, said on Monday that the Central government is aimed at enhancing facilities for the students of north-east in terms of education. Singh said that the authorities have decided to build a hostel for the north-eastern students in JNU campus. He further added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Ministry of DoNER is committed towards providing every possible help to the students of North-East who stay and study away from their homes. Feb 9, 2015