UK spymasters hit out at Snowden in televised grilling

The head of Britain's electronic eavesdropping service on Thursday denied that the agency was listening to the majority of domestic email and telephone conversations, in the wake of the leaks from Edward Snowden. Duration: 0:56 Nov 7, 2013

Fukushima plant readies for delicate fuel rod remova

Nuclear engineers in Japan are preparing to move uranium and plutonium fuel rods at Fukushima, their most difficult and dangerous task since the plant's runaway reactors were brought under control two years ago. Duration: 0:46 Nov 7, 2013

Astronauts take Olympic torch into space ahead of Sochi

Russia on Thursday launched into space a trio of Russian, Japanese and US astronauts carrying an unlit Olympic torch that will for the first time be taken on a spacewalk to mark the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. Duration: 00:43 Nov 7, 2013

France, Ecuador sign joint research agreements

French President François Hollande has been meeting his Ecuadorian counterpart Rafael Correa, as the two countries sign cooperation agreements in education and research. Duration: 01:03 Nov 7, 2013

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visit India

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visited a forest research centre and a military academy Thursday on the first full day of their Indian tour which began with garlands and a blessing beside the River Ganges. Duration: 01:12 Nov 7, 2013

Marvel announces comic with new Muslim superhero

Marvel Comics introduce a new superhero, 16-year-old Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American Muslim teenager living in Jersey City, New Jersey. The character's story will launch early next year. Duration: 00:37 Nov 7, 2013

Morocco king hits back at W.Sahara rights criticism

King Mohammed VI reacted angrily to international criticism of Morocco's human rights record in the annexed Western Sahara late Wednesday, insisting the kingdom needed no lessons from anybody. Duration: 00:44 Nov 7, 2013

PLO official urges global probe into Arafat 'killing'

A PLO official on Thursday called for an international inquiry into "the killing" of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, a day after Swiss scientists said he probably died from polonium poisoning. Duration: 00:53 Nov 7, 2013