South Africans react to Pistorius verdict

International star athlete Oscar Pistorius started serving a five year sentence behind the towering walls of a grim Pretoria prison Tuesday after a sensational trial for killing his girlfriend. Duration: 00:54 Oct 22, 2014

Hong Kong protesters disappointed after first talks

Protesters express their disappointment after Hong Kong authorities and pro-democracy protesters held their first talks aimed at ending weeks of rallies that have paralysed parts of the city. Duration: 01:09 Oct 22, 2014

Tunisia vote offers post-Arab Spring hope

Tunisians vote Sunday to elect their first parliament since the country's 2011 revolution, in a rare glimmer of hope for a region torn apart by post-Arab Spring violence and repression. Duration: 2:34 Oct 22, 2014

ISI spread sectarianism and terrorism in Gilgit Baltistan

Gilgit Baltistan, October 21, 2014: Constant attempts are being made by the Pakistan backed government to stoke sectarianism and spread terrorism in Gilgit Baltistan, where recently a blast took place in a Van in Gilgit city, causing the death of 3 passengers, and injury of few other, and damage to property. As expected, the police remained clueless and could not reach any logical conclusion. No arrests have been made, thus far. What is clear is that the blast took place on the auspicious day of Eid to create a wedge between the two Shia and Sunni communities. Oct 21, 2014

Japan catches world attention through conventional and modern novelty

Tokyo, Oct 21 (ANI): "Sadou", a tea ceremony, is one of the Japanese traditions to serve "Matcha", a kind of powdered green tea. "Sadou" is usually a formal event, but in Tokyo a large scale tea ceremony was held to introduce the traditional Japanese tea culture. They brought a number of "Sadou" schools together to serve it to people from overseas and those unfamiliar with the tea ceremony. Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony was held at Hamano-Rikyu Gardens, one of the traditional and most beautiful Japanese gardens in Tokyo. An annual event held since 2008, it aims to create a lively atmosphere that everyone can experience green tea in "Sadou" manner. International visitors enjoyed a special outdoor tea ceremony with English interpreter. The visitors also enjoyed a Japanese sweet along with green tea. The event was part of the Tokyo Culture Creation Project, an organization supported by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to promote "Tokyo as a city of global cultural creativity". Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony introduced the world of Japanese hospitality, each host wears a beautiful kimono, each movement they make has a meaning to welcome the guest. Oct 21, 2014

Afghanistan Interior Minister says India is a time tested friend

New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): Afghanistan Interior Minister Mohammad Omar Daudzai said on Tuesday that India is a time tested friend of Afghanistan. Daudzai said that India has always been a good friend to Afghanistan in terms of national security as well as integrity. He also said that a change in government will not have any impact on the friendship between both countries infact it will be strengthened. Oct 21, 2014

ML Khattar to take oath as Haryana CM on Oct 26: Venkaiah Naidu

Chandigarh, Oct 21 (ANI): Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that BJP has unanimously selected ML Khattar as the representative of the party for Haryana. He also said that Khattar has given the letter of proposal for government formation to the Governor after which he invited Khattar to the oath taking ceremony on Oct 26. Oct 21, 2014

People throng jewellery shops on 'Dhanteras'

Rajkot/ Surat, Oct 21 (ANI): People made a beeline to jewellery stores on the occasion of "Dhanteras" on Tuesday (October 21) to buy gold ornaments as retailers attracted customers with discounts. As per Hindu tradition, Dhanteras is considered highly auspicious for buying gold or silver. It is believed that any new venture undertaken on this day guarantees good results. Gold jewellery sales also doubled in Rajkot city of Gujarat as shoppers thronged markets ahead of Diwali. Meanwhile, along with gold, the demand and sale of diamond jewellery also increased this year and earrings, necklaces, chains or coins are all products in high demand. Oct 21, 2014