Prince Harry has launched a Paralympic-style sporting championship for injured servicemen and women. Report by Lillya. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
South America commemorates Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, on the one year anniversary of his death. In Argentina, a mass was held to remember the socialist strongman, who led Venezuela for 14 years. Argentine President Cristina Fernandez greeted a crowd of Chavez supporters at an al fresco mass on Ash Wednesday. She hailed Chavez's efforts to fight poverty and unite leftist countries in the region. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ARGENTINE PRESIDENT CRISTINA FERNANDEZ, SAYING: "One can see at the Montana barracks that it's very nice. Where is he (Chavez), around the popular barrios, it's his people, the poor are looking after him. Up there they are looking after the armed forces and everyone else, Hugo Chavez, Nestor (Kirchner) and those others who look after the people." And with a song and a dance they celebrated his life. It was a more sombre occasion in Cuba. Communist party officials paid homage to Chavez's humble roots and anti-US rhetori
UN special representative Robert Serry and his assistant Ruth Sigalus were rescued from a small cafe in Crimea surrounded by local militia. Report by Kerrs. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The Florida State Attorney's office released new jail surveillance video on Wednesday (March 5) of some of the 10 hours pop star Justin Bieber was in custody after his arrest in Miami Beach last month. In the video, the 19-year old entertainer is seen walking into a room in the jail and slumping down in a chair. Bieber was charged with driving under influence, resisting arrest and using an expired license after police say they caught him allegedly drag racing on January 23. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Comedian and late-night talk-show host Conan O'Brien will host this year's MTV Movie Awards, the unbuttoned show that irreverently honors Hollywood's best kisses and best fight scenes, the MTV network said on Wednesday (March 5). London's Hamiltons Gallery on Tuesday (March 4) opened its doors to the media for an intimate photographic exhibition of George Michael on his orchestral European tour, Symphonica, the album of which is set to be released lat
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Scuffles break out between rival demonstrators in Donetsk, Ukraine Wednesday. Police tried to separate rival groups and evacuated some activists with a police bus. There were no immediate reports of any arrests.
It's the final fashion show of the Fall 2014 runway season - and perhaps the most anticipated one. This is the first ever Louis Vuitton collection by fashion designer Nicolas Ghesquiere who previously headed another French fashion house Balenciaga for 15 years. His first mission at Louis Vuitton? Make it look effortless. SOUNDBITE: Louis Vuitton Womenswear Creative Director, Nicolas Ghesquiere, saying (English) "I approach Louis Vuitton like a wardrobe, I think it should be like really something effortless, some clothes that are really easy to grab." Fittingly the designer showed variations of flirty mini dresses and belted trench coats. They were often paired with the petite-malle, or small trunk, rumored to be the it-bag of the year. Ghesquiere took over the reign from Marc Jacobs who left the world's number one luxury brand to focus on his eponymous label.
Syria's UN Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari is now on a travel restriction while in the United States. Ja'afari must remain within 25 miles, or 40 kilometers, of New York City under a new State Department mandate. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki defended the move. (SOUNDBITE) (English) STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JEN PSAKI SAYING: "As you know, and probably do know, UN delegates of certain countries are required to notify us or obtain permission prior to travel outside of a 25-mile radius, so this is not something that is out of the realm of what we've done before." Similar restrictions also apply to Iranian and North Korean delegates. Ja'afari has been a regular at UN meetings on his country's three-year-old civil war, which has seen more than 130,000 people killed.
Ash Wednesday in Rome. Pope Francis leads a procession through the streets to begin the pre-Easter season of Lent, when Christians are called on to fast, pray and give alms to the needy. Pope Francis, leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, says the best way to give is to not expect anything in return. (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) POPE FRANCIS, SAYING: "Often today, giving freely is not part of daily life, where everything can be bought and sold, where everything is calculated and measured. Giving without expecting anything in return helps us free ourselves from the obsession of owning things, from the fear of losing what we own, from the sadness of those who do not want to share their well-being with others." Ash Wednesday is the day Christians are reminded of mortality and hear the phrase 'from dust you came and to dust you shall return' as ashes are smudged onto their foreheads. Next Monday, the pope will leave the Vatican with top aides for a
By: Nigel WilsonStrictly Come Dancing star Kristina Rihanoff told today how she suffered verbal abuse at home as a child and sought an escape in dance.She spoke out as she was unveiled as a trustee of a new charity, the Dot Com Children's Foundation, which aims to stop abuse and violence against children.
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said intense discussions will follow in the coming days to resolve the crisis in Crimea. Appearing a news conference in Paris on Wednesday (March 5), Kerry said he and his counterparts from Russia, France, Germany, Great Britain and Ukraine met in what he described as the best way bring de-escalation to Ukraine's mainly Russian-speaking province. "Today, I believe we initiated a process that over the next couple of days, we hope, can bring us to that de-escalation and to a path for the protection of the integrity of that country," Kerry said. In his new conference, Kerry reiterated the U.S. position in condemning the presence of Russian troops in Crimea, calling it a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty. Russia has denied having troops there, recognizing armed troops there as "self-defense" groups whose orders do not come from Moscow. Kerry said the west continues to weigh sanctions b
A Ukraninan military officer says an air base in Crimea surrendered to armed men who threatened to destroy the base. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) COMMANDER OF S-300 TECHNICAL SUPPORT GROUP, MAJOR MUSTAFA AIKANOV, SAYING: "They attempted to storm us. The had about 40-50 people on their side. They started to storm their way into our unit where our personnel was ready to defend their ground. Their commander, a second rank captain, posed an ultimatum to our people that if we do not give away our weapons and surrender then we will be destroyed." He says resistance would have been useless. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) COMMANDER OF S-300 TECHNICAL SUPPORT GROUP, MAJOR MUSTAFA AIKANOV, SAYING: "The end result would have been the same. We would have been captured in any case, but I just think otherwise we would have been burnt to death because they had all kinds of arms with them - grenade-launchers, machine guns, all possible fire arms." He says he believed the armed men
At the Montana Military Base overlooking Caracas, Venezuelans are lining up to honor their fallen comrade, Hugo Chavez. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) UNIDENTIFIED CHAVEZ SUPPORTER SAYING: "The arrival of this extraordinary man is a source of pride for everyone around the world and today, at the Montaña military base, we have reached one year since his death and we are all very sad because of the loss of this great man, Commandant Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias." Chavez died one year ago and the country is marking the anniversary with a military parade and honors. Earlier in the day, Cuba's President Raul Castro arrived to participate in the ceremonies. The brother of Chavez's mentor, Fidel Castro, Raul paid tribute with a white rose on Chavez's tomb. Late Tuesday night, President Nicolas Maduro met Bolivian President Evo Morales at the airport where he called on Venezuelans to honor Chavez in peace. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO SAYING:
Now in its 11th year, the CineKink film festival is a celebration of all things sexual and kinky. From arthouse dramas to porn, the films explore sex and sexuality on screen. Zoe Margolis speaks to some of this year's directors and the festival curator about America's appetite for sex in film
Help for Ukraine is on its way from the European Union - in the form of financial assistance. European Commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso. SOUNDBITE (English) EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESIDENT, JOSE MANUEL BARROSO, SAYING: "The package combined could bring an overall support of at least 11 billion euros over the next couple of years, from the EU budget and EU-based international financial institutions. It is a package designed to assist a comittted, inclusive and reforms-oriented Ukrainian government." The announcement came at meeting of European commissioners in Brussels - ahead of a leaders' emergency summit there on Thursday. And just a day after the U.S. offered one billion dollars in loan guarantees - and to send technical experts to Ukraine to advise the central bank and finance ministry. Ukraine's new administration says it needs 35 billion dollars to stay afloat - though the EU says its short-term needs are much less. It's close to
It sounds like the stuff of science fiction: seven keys, held by individuals from all over the world, that together control security at the core of the web. James Ball joins a private ceremony, and finds the reality is rather closer to The Office than The Matrix
Around twenty members of Greenpeace have been arrested after climbing the fence at a Swedish nuclear power plant. Report by Lillya. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
As Ukrainian pilots flee an airbase in Crimea, international leaders are scrambling to defuse the tensions. In Paris, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with British Foreign Secretary William Hague and the acting Ukrainian Foreign Ministry delegation. The Russians were absent from the meeting. Hague hopes to bring the Russians to the table as soon as possible. SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY WILLIAM HAGUE SAYING: "Today, we are trying to use every diplomatic opportunity to bring Russia and Ukraine into direct contact with each other at a senior level to make sure the governments of Russia and Ukraine are talking to each other, which the Russians have not been prepared to do at a senior level in recent days. We will make further attempts at this, this afternoon." Armed pro-Russia forces remain in control of parts of Crimea. Russia has called them self-defense forces whose orders do not come from Moscow. Now, Russian Fore
Laurence Topham's dramatic behind-the-scenes documentary charts the rescue of passengers stranded on the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which had become trapped in heavy ice off the coast of East Antarctica over Christmas, becoming headline news around the world. Passengers and scientists describe their increasingly alarming predicament as icebergs threatened to collide with the stricken ship