Obama lauds strength of US-French alliance

US President Barack Obama praises an extraordinary level of cooperation with France at a press conference with French President Francois Hollande. Duration: 00:33 Feb 12, 2014

UN envoy says Syria talks 'laborious'

The latest round of Syria peace talks has made little progress, international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said Tuesday, calling on the government and the opposition to stop the "nightmare" of the civil war. Duration: 01:12 Feb 12, 2014

Living with the Olympics in Sochi

As the world thrills to the spectacle of the Winter Olympics, local people in Sochi are proud to see their city at the centre of attention. Duration: 02:36 Feb 12, 2014

Nepal's veteran Koirala sworn in as prime minister

Sushil Koirala was sworn in as Nepal's prime minister on Tuesday, after winning the backing of fellow legislators and tasked with steering the strife-torn Himalayan nation towards stability. Duration: 00:40 Feb 12, 2014

Confident Ligety to rebound from 2010 failure

Four-time world champion and Olympic gold medallist Ted Ligety says he is well prepared to succeed in multiple events in his third Olympics ahead of Alpine skiing's super combined event on Friday. Duration: 01:00 Feb 12, 2014

Yemeni demonstrators protest country's federation plan

Demonstrators took to the street to protest a six-region federation plan for Yemen, which was agreed by parties during the "national dialogue" aimed at securing the country's political transition. Duration: 00:42 Feb 12, 2014