Bangalore, May 9: Russia has pulled back its troops from the Ukrainian border, Vladimir Putin told diplomats on Wednesday as he urged insurgents in southeastern Ukraine to postpone their planned referendum on Sunday on autonomy.
Meanwhile, an opera titled 'A flowering Tree' was performed in London. The opera is based on a classic Indian folk tale by famous Kannada writer and scholar A.K. Ramanujan.
OneIndia News brings to you news from across the world on May 9.
Armored vehicles man checkpoints in Ukraine
Armored vehicles parked at a Ukrainian army checkpoint on the main road between Kramatorsk and Slovyansk, 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) south of Slovyansk, Ukraine.
Pak Interior Min addresses press conference
Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudary Nisar Ali Khan talks about an FBI agent during a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Praful Patel in Zurich
Union minister and AIFF President Praful Patel meeting FIFA President Joseph S Blatter at the FIFA Headquarters in Zurich.
A friendly handshake
Klaus Schwab, Founder and executive chairman World economic forum, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Nigeria President, Goodluck Jonathan, clasp hands as they attend the World economic forum in Africa in Abuja, Nigeria.
Playing with the waves
Lakey Peterson, of the United States, cuts back on a wave during her round 3 heat in the Billabong Rio Pro surfing competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Ramanujan tales performed in London
A Flowering Tree', an opera based on a classic Indian folk tale by famous Kannada writer and scholar A.K. Ramanujan, is performed in London.