Moldova's pro-Russian breakaway region longs for recognition

On the borders of Europe, the inhabitants of Transdniestr, a Russian-speaking breakaway region of Moldvoa, desire international recognition and worry about the knock-on effects of the conflict in neighbouring Ukraine (Duration 02:22) Apr 25, 2014

Khodorkovsky calls for Russian-Ukrainian dialogue

Former Russian oil tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, freed after a decade in prison in Russia, on Thursday opened a forum dedicated to Russian-Ukrainian dialogue. Duration: 01:03 Apr 25, 2014

Putin warns Kiev against using force in east Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that the deployment of military forces in east Ukraine by the Kiev authorities was a crime against its own people that will "have consequences." Duration: 00:42 Apr 25, 2014

'Laughter yoga' in Lebanon helps Syrian refugees

The Lebanese physiotherapy consultant and instructor, Liliane Akiki, is the first "laughter therapist" in Lebanon and the Middle East. She launched the concept in Lebanon as a remedy for a wide-range of symptoms. Duration: 00:55 Apr 25, 2014

Emotional, violent protests a year after Bangladesh disaster

Thousands of Bangladeshis held emotional and violent protests on the one-year anniversary of the world's worst garment factory disaster, as Western retailers face pressure to hike aid for victims of the accident that cost 1,138 lives. Duration: 00:57 Apr 25, 2014

Nairobi police tow away car after overnight bombing

Police officers in Nairobi on Thursday confiscated a car believed to have been used to carry bombs in the city's Pangani area, less than a kilometre from the police station where a car bomb exploded on Wednesday killing four people. Duration: 00:44 Apr 25, 2014

Ukraine army launches armoured assault on Slavyansk

Ukraine's military launched assaults with armoured vehicles and a helicopter Thursday to retake rebel-held eastern towns, including Slavyansk, in which up to five people were reported killed, a move Russian President Vladimir Putin warned would have "consequences". Apr 25, 2014

Rapturous welcome for Modi in Varanasi battleground

India's opposition leader and election favourite Narendra Modi is cheered by supporters in the holy Hindu city of Varanasi where he is filing his nomination papers in the battleground state of Uttar Pradesh. Duration: 00:42 Apr 24, 2014

Mourners flock to funeral of Myanmar pro-democracy hero

Thousands of mourners Wednesday attended the funeral of Win Tin, a giant of Myanmar's pro-democracy movement, in an outpouring of grief for one of the country's best loved champions of freedom. Duration: 00:39 Apr 24, 2014

Obama backs Japan in China island row

US President Barack Obama vows to defend Japan if China attacks over a tense territorial dispute, but also urges Beijing to help stop North Korea from forging ahead with its "dangerous" nuclear programme. Duration: 01:19 Apr 24, 2014