Freediving champ teaches at world's deepest pool

Free diving legend Umberto Pelizzari now teaches apnea courses at "Y-40 The Deep Joy", the deepest swimming pool in the world, in Montegrotto Terme, northeastern Italy. Duration: 00:54 Dec 12, 2014

The year Putin tore up the rule book

For years he played the part of the frosty pragmatist, doggedly set on restoring pride and power to a once-great superpower. Then, on February 27, 2014, President Vladimir Putin went rogue. Duration: 02:32 Dec 12, 2014

Hong Kong police arrest protesters, dismantle main rally site

Hong Kong police dismantle the city's main pro-democracy protest site, clearing tents and barricades after more than two months of rallies and arresting more than 200 demonstrators, who vow their struggle lives on. Duration: 00:54 Dec 12, 2014

WWI 'Christmas Truce' football match memorial unveiled

A hundred years after the famous World War I "Christmas Truce," UEFA chief Michel Platini unveiled a memorial Thursday to the football match British and German soldiers played in no man's land as the guns fell silent. Duration: 00:52 Dec 12, 2014

Shiite Muslims flock to Iraq's Karbala for religious festival

Shiite Muslims are flocking to the Imam al-Hussein shrine in Karbala in preparation for the Arbaeen religious festival marking the 40th day after Ashura which commemorates the seventh century killing of Prophet Mohammed's grandson. Duration: 00:46 Dec 12, 2014

Russia's central bank hikes rate as ruble plummets

Russia's central bank jacks up its key lending rate again, in a bid to stem the ruble's rapid slide and slow rising prices, but the currency swiftly sank to fresh lows. Duration: 00:52 Dec 12, 2014

Joy in Monaco over arrival of royal twins

Residents of the tiny principality of Monaco on Thursday flocked to the royal palace to congratulate Prince Albert II and his wife Charlene on the birth of crown prince Jacques and his twin sister Gabriella. Duration: 01:01 Dec 11, 2014

Head of IFRC warns of risk of Ebola cases spiking over Christmas

Ebola-hit countries should remain "vigilant" over the festive season, as people are more likely to move around and let their guard down during Christmas, the Head of the Red Cross Elhadj As Sy told AFP during a visit to London. Duration: 01:14 Dec 11, 2014

Three-day International Aviation Conclave kicks off in New Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): The three-day International Aviation Conclave focussing on promotion of aviation, global cooperation, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and other policies began in New Delhi on Thursday (December 11). The conference-cum-exhibition is being organised by aviation firm Beta Aviation, under the support of the Indian Civil Aviation Ministry, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the US-India Importers Council. The theme revolves around "Empowering Aviation: Encouraging Stability Towards Sustainability" and aims to showcase the growth potential for aviation in the Indian economy. Civil Aviation Minister, Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju, told delegates and participants that he hoped to learn from their presentations and exhibits. Dec 11, 2014