Michelle Obama calls for women empowerment in Africa

US First Lady Michelle Obama, joined by her predecessor Laura Bush, speaks about the need to empower African youth and educate women and girls on the last day of the US-Africa summit in Washington, DC on August 6, 2014. Duration: 00:54 Aug 7, 2014

Rosetta spacecraft makes rendezvous with comet: ESA

The space probe Rosetta on Wednesday made a historic rendezvous with a comet, climaxing a 10-year, six billion-kilometre (3.7-billion-mile) chase through the Solar System, the European Space Agency (ESA) said. Duration: 00:34 Aug 6, 2014

Besieged Iraqi Turkmen town cries for help

All 34 villages around Amerli are under jihadist control but the small Turkmen town is holding out, in one of the longest and most dramatic sieges of Iraq's latest conflict. Duration: 00:38 Aug 6, 2014

Syrian war 'forgotten' as focus shifts to Gaza

Analysts fear the world is losing interest in the deadly conflict in Syria, in the face of violence in Gaza and Iraq. The Syrian conflict has killed more than 170,000 people and forced nearly half the population to flee their homes. Duration: 01:23 Aug 6, 2014

Afghan soldiers man checkpoint in tense Kabul

Afghan National Army (ANA) troops keep watch at a checkpoint near an army training complex on the outskirts of Kabul a day after a US general was gunned down by a rogue Afghan soldier. Duration: 00:36 Aug 6, 2014

Spanish region uses wineries to draw tourists inland

The Spanish region of La Rioja is known globally for the wine made there, and local producers are capitalising on the area's fame to lure a growing number of tourists to the province. Duration: 02:18 Aug 6, 2014

Politicos on forced conversion and gang-rape of girl in Meerut

New Delhi, Aug 6 (ANI): Politicos on Wednesday reacted over the force conversion and gang rape of a 20 year old girl in Meerut. BSP chief, Mayawati said that her party condemns the incident. BJP leader, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that condition of UP is very sad and it is painful to see its condition. Congress leader, Shobha Oza said that culprits should be punished. NCP leader, Tariq Anwar said that UP government is totally helpless. SP leader, Naresh Agarwal said that all this is a conspiracy to defame UP government. Aug 6, 2014