French court upholds expulsion of Roma girl's family

A French court Tuesday rejected an appeal for residency for the family of a Roma schoolgirl whose deportation sparked outrage and student protests in the country. Reactions from Leonarda and her father. Duration: 00:56 Jan 29, 2014

France's former first lady eyes extending charity work

Former French first lady Valerie Trierweiler said Tuesday during a charity trip to India that she did not wish to return to political journalism but would like to deepen her humanitarian commitments. Duration: 00:57 Jan 29, 2014

S. African opposition unites to challenge Zuma in polls

South Africa's centrist opposition parties joined forces Tuesday to challenge the ruling ANC at upcoming elections, with black consciousness stalwart Mamphela Ramphele tapped as their presidential candidate. Duration: 00:47 Jan 29, 2014

Rwandan peacekeepers take former Seleka out of Bangui

Rwandan MISCA (African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic) peacekeepers escorted former Seleka militants out of Kasai military camp in Bangui on Tuesday, on their way to another camp outside the city. Duration: 00:46 Jan 29, 2014

Syria's warring sides break up morning session in Geneva

Syria's warring sides will not meet again at peace talks in Geneva on Tuesday, the opposition said, after a morning session broke up with the regime accusing Washington of "arming terrorists." Duration: 01:29 Jan 29, 2014

Former Syrian prisoner brings memories to Geneva 2 talks

Not so long ago Noura al-Ameer was being beaten and subjected to electric shocks in a Syrian prison. Today, she sits across from the regime that put her there, hoping diplomacy can end her country's suffering. Duration: 00:55 Jan 28, 2014

Ukraine protesters react after resignation of PM

Prime Minister Mykola Azarov resigned on Tuesday in a bid to defuse Ukraine's deadly crisis, giving in to months of pressure from demonstrators as parliament scrapped anti-protest laws that had infuriated the opposition. Duration: 00:54 Jan 28, 2014

Hernandez sworn in as Honduras president

Conservative Juan Orlando Hernandez is sworn to a four-year term as president of Honduras, vowing "zero tolerance" against crime in the impoverished country's battle against illegal drugs. Duration: 01:07 Jan 28, 2014

Bosnian actor appeals for asylum in Germany

In the space of a few years, Bosnian Nazif Mujić has gone from a scrap metal dealer, to a world acclaimed actor, to a real-life asylum seeker. He won the Silver Bear Award for Best Actor at Berlin Film Festival in 2013. Duration: 01:08 Jan 28, 2014

Absence of political rights fuelling unrest in Gilgit

Gilgit Baltistan, January 28: The call of the people of Gilgit Baltistan has been going unheard for decades now... The continued denial of political rights by Pakistan in the region is fuelling dissatisfaction by the day... Jan 28, 2014

SC rejects review petition criminalizing gay sex, SP welcomes

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to review Centre's petition against its earlier verdict that had declared gay sex as a criminal offence entailing punishment up to life term. Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal on Tuesday welcomed SC’s decision saying that it is an unnatural culture and all those who support this are against the culture of the nation. Jan 28, 2014

Shameful that Rahul Gandhi has stooped to such low vote bank politics: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Shiromani Akali Dal ( SAD) MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday criticized Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's remarks that 'the government of the day in 1984 was not aiding and abetting the anti-Sikh riots', and said that it is very shameful that Rahul Gandhi has stooped to such low votes bank politics. She further accused the then ruling Congress Party in 1984 of abetting and participating in the riots, in which thousands of Sikhs were killed. Badal further said that the 1984 anti-Sikh riots were targeted systematic butchering of thousands of Sikhs, and added that there was no law and order. She further accused Rahul Gandhi for lying on national television by stating that the Congress government worked to stop the riots. Jan 28, 2014