2013-the-year-of-the-selfie Play

2013, the year of the 'selfie'

From presidents to royals to the average Joe - everyone, it seems, snapped a selfie in 2013. Memorable ones include politicians taking photos of themselves at Nelson Mandela's memorial, and an astronaut's self-portrait in space. Duration 02:15 Dec 26, 2013
thousands-of-people-flock-to-bethlehem-for-christmas Play

Thousands of people flock to Bethlehem for Christmas

Thousands of Christians flocked to the historic site of Jesus's birth in Bethlehem for Christmas. Jerusalem's Latin patriarch Fuad Twal celebrated a midnight mass attended by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas. Duration: 01:31 Dec 25, 2013
pope-prays-for-south-sudan-syria-on-first-christmas Play

Pope prays for South Sudan, Syria on first Christmas

Pope Francis on Wednesday called for humanitarian aid access in Syria and "social harmony" in South Sudan on his first Christmas in the Vatican after months of shaking up the papacy with his humble style and common touch. Duration: 00:46 Dec 25, 2013
christmas-in-mud-as-rain-pelts-philippine-disaster-zone Play

Christmas in mud as rain pelts Philippine disaster zone

Survivors of the Philippines' deadliest typhoon spend a gloomy Christmas Day surrounded by mud as heavy rain drives many inside their flimsy shelters, dampening efforts at holiday cheer in the deeply devout nation. Duration: 01:00 Dec 25, 2013
maoists-hack-two-to-death-in-jharkhand Play

Maoists hack two to death in Jharkhand

Simdega, Dec 25 (ANI): A couple in Jharkhand's Simdega district was hacked to death by Maoists. Although the motive behind the incident remains unknown, police were seen inspecting and interrogating people at the crime scene. The deceased identified as Kanti Aind and her husband Sunil Aind were killed by the Maoists for no apparent reason. Primary reports indicate that the couple was getting ready to celebrate Christmas and then the extremists entered their household and murdered them. Dec 25, 2013
puri-famed-indian-artiste-sudarshan-makes-35-feet-high-sand-jesus Play

Puri: Famed Indian artiste Sudarshan makes 35-feet high sand Jesus

Puri, Dec 25 (ANI): Famed Indian sand artiste Sudarshan Patnaik has erected a 35 feet high sand sculpture of Jesus Christ in the scenic beach of Puri, expecting to set a new world record, this Christmas. The 75 feet wide sculpture of Jesus was made using at least 1000 tonnes of sand. Internationally acclaimed Sudarshan made this huge statute in just 3 days before the Christmas Eve and was assisted by 25 students. Dec 25, 2013
bjp-cries-foul-as-aap-set-to-form-govt-in-delhi-with-congress-conditional-support Play

BJP cries foul as AAP set to form govt in Delhi with Congress' conditional support

New Delhi, Dec 25 (ANI): BJP leader Vijendra Gupta on Wednesday claimed that the Congress and AAP have a joint agenda of promoting an anti-Modi sentiment in the country. The AAP in its manifesto has promised that it would send the city's corrupt lawmakers to jail within one year. Meanwhile, the Congress Party said it wouldn't interfere in the functioning of AAP and its internal matters. Dec 25, 2013
will-manage-to-pass-jan-lokpal-bill-in-15-days-kejriwal Play

Will 'manage' to pass Jan Lokpal Bill in 15 days: Kejriwal

Kaushambi, Dec 25 (ANI): Aiming to curb corruption in the national capital once he is sworn-in as the Delhi CM on 28th December, 2013, AAP Convener, Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday reiterated that his government will manage to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill in the state in 15 days. Dec 25, 2013
pope-francis-celebrates-first-christmas-eve-mass Play

Pope Francis celebrates first Christmas Eve mass

Pope Francis holds his first Christmas Eve mass in the Vatican by highlighting the role played by humble shepherds in the Nativity as thousands flock to the historic site of Jesus's birth in Bethlehem. Duration: 00:48 Dec 25, 2013
politicos-for-appropriate-police-action-against-ak-ganguly Play

Politicos for appropriate police action against AK Ganguly

New Delhi/Kolkata, Dec 25 (ANI): Politicos urged Delhi police to take appropriate action against retired Supreme Court Justice AK Ganguly, who is involved in a sexual assault case. They asked to evaluate facts of the alleged molestation charges by the intern. Dec 25, 2013
atal-bihari-vajpayee-turns-89-today Play

Atal Bihari Vajpayee turns 89 today

New Delhi, Dec 25 (ANI): Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee turned 89 on Wednesday. Regarded as one of the pillars of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Vajpayee has been a stalwart in the Indian political arena for over six decades. Vajpayee served as the tenth Prime Minister of India, three times - first for a brief term of 13 days in 1996, and then for two terms from 1998 to 2004. Dec 25, 2013
pope-presides-over-first-midnight-mass-at-the-vatican Play

Pope presides over first midnight mass at the Vatican

Vatican, Dec 25 (ANI): Pope Francis, celebrating his first Christmas as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics urged people to shun pride and selfishness and open up their hearts to God and their fellow man. Pope Francis celebrated a solemn Christmas Eve Mass for some 10,000 people in a packed St. Peter's Basilica as hundreds of others watched on large screens in the square outside. Dec 25, 2013