Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's new president

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who will be Turkey's next president after an easy election victory, climbed from a humble youth in Istanbul to become significant but controversial leader in the Islamic world. Duration: 03:04 Aug 28, 2014

IMF chief under investigation for negligence in graft case

IMF chief Christine Lagarde, one of the world's most powerful women, announces she had been placed under formal investigation for "negligence" over a multi-million-euro graft case relating to her time as French finance minister. Duration: 00:48 Aug 28, 2014

Germany tightens laws against suspected hate crimes

The German government passes measures requiring police and courts to take tougher action against suspected hate crimes, following a neo-Nazi killing spree that went unsolved for more than a decade. Duration: 00:46 Aug 28, 2014

Poroshenko: All sides in Minsk backed Kiev peace plan

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says all sides backed Kiev's peace proposals for ending the fighting in east Ukraine following talks with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Minsk. Duration: 01:00 Aug 28, 2014

Wife of jailed Morsi aide pleads for Egypt action

The wife of an imprisoned former top Egyptian presidential aide is in Geneva this week seeking UN help to free her husband and end "horrific" rights abuses in the country. Duration: 00:41 Aug 27, 2014

South African 'green' taxi rank unveiled

South Africa's first 'green' taxi rank was unveiled on Monday close to Cape Town. The facility generates its own electricity and harvests rainwater. Duration: 00:38 Aug 27, 2014

Politicos hail SC's advice to PM, CMs to not appoint tainted people as ministers

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): Indian politicians hailed the Supreme Court's advise to Prime Minister Narendra Modi or Chief Ministers of not inducting charge sheeted persons facing trial for offences involving moral turpitude as ministers. The Congress hoped that Modi would follow the court's advice to make India a better democracy. Aug 27, 2014

Authorities send home 11 Bangladeshi boys lured to India by better job prospects

South Dinajpur, Aug 27 (ANI): Eleven Bangladeshi boys who came to India in search of better job prospects were sent back to their home country by the immigration department of West Bengal. The children who illegally entered the Indian territory recently were later arrested by police officials of South Dinajpur district of the state. A non government organisation (NGO), Child Line, rescued the children. The children were reunited with their families in the presence of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and India's Paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF). Aug 27, 2014

Family performs last rites of martyr Dhananjay Kumar in Bihar

Maner, Aug 27 (ANI): The last rites of Martyr Lance Naik Dhananjay Kumar took place at his hometown in Maner district of Bihar with full respect on Wednesday. Kumar was killed in an encounter with militants in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir and his body reached Patna late on Tuesday. Mourning on his death, his father said that he is not grieved on his son's death and that Kumar was son of Mother India. He also appeled the central government to take revenge from Pakistan. His relatives too said that Kumar's family should get compensation on the loss. Aug 27, 2014