Warplanes backed Yemeni land forces

Warplanes backed Yemeni land forces in the south on Monday as the army pressed on with raids on Al-Qaeda positions in Shabwa province.Duration:00:58 May 2, 2014

US Republican primary: Mitch McConnell versus the Tea Party

After nearly 30 years on the job, top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell is running for re-election this year, but the Kentucky senator faces strong opposition from the Tea Party, who want their own candidate -- Matt Bevin -- to run. Duration: 02:22 May 2, 2014

100,000 Russians march on Red Square in patriotic fervour

Some 100,000 workers joined a May Day parade on Moscow's Red Square Thursday for the first time since the 1991 Soviet breakup, as the takeover of Crimea boosts President Vladimir Putin's standing amid a surge of patriotism. Duration: 00:46 May 2, 2014

Donetsk prosecutor's office seized by pro-Russian crowd

In a swift but violent assault, a pro-Russian crowd seized the Donetsk prosecutor's office on Thursday, lobbing Molotov cocktails and rocks at outnumbered police officers, who responded with tear gas and stun grenades. Duration: 00:59 May 2, 2014

Dutch arrest 30 Greenpeace activists blocking Russian tanker

Dutch police on Thursday arrested around 30 Greenpeace activists, including the captain of the lobby group's flagship Rainbow Warrior, as they tried to stop a Russian tanker delivering Arctic oil from docking in Rotterdam. Duration: 00:56 May 2, 2014

Turkish riot police clash with May Day protesters

Turkish police used water cannon and tear ga Thursday to disperse thousands of protesters who tried to defy a Labour Day ban on rallies on Istanbul's Taksim Square, the scene of protests that have dogged the government for months. Duration: 00:45 May 2, 2014

Kerry warns of risk of genocide in war-torn S. Sudan

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Thursday of the risk of genocide and famine in South Sudan, brandishing the threat of sanctions against leaders of the country's warring factions. Duration: 00:53 May 2, 2014

India marks International Labour Day on 1st May

Thiruvananthapuram/ Poonch, May 01 (ANI): Trade unions across India hailed International Labour Day on Thursday and raised voice against unjust treatment meted out to workers in the country. Workers in Thiruvananthapuram city of Kerala held red flags and banners, beat drums and marched on the streets to spread the message of strength and unity among workers. The unions demanded more salary, more power and more perks for the workers on this day. The Labour Day was organised in India for the first time in Chennai in 1923 during which the red flag was used for the first time in the country. Meanwhile, employees in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir gathered to commemorate the labourers who lost their lives in Chicago fighting for the rights of their fellow labourers. May 1, 2014

Pro-Russian militants storm building in east Ukraine city

The insurgency dividing Ukraine worsened on Thursday when militants hurling petrol bombs seized a key building in the eastern city of Donetsk. A mob of pro-Russian militants beat up riot police and stole their arms and shields. Duration: 00:41 May 1, 2014

Around 60% turnout in Iraq election: commission

Around 60 percent of eligible voters cast their ballots in Iraq's parliamentary election on Wednesday, the electoral commission said citing initial figures after polls closed. Duration: 00:44 May 1, 2014