AirAsiaX places $6 bn order for 25 Airbus A330s

Low-cost Malaysian airline AirAsia X announced Wednesday an order of 25 long-range A330-300 aircraft with a catalogue price of nearly $6 billion (4.4 billion euros) as it looks to return to serving Europe. Duration: 0:59 Dec 19, 2013

President insists S.Sudan violence was failed coup

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir said on Wednesday that the violence that has shaken his country was not a tribal conflict but a failed military coup. He also claimed the UN compound is home to rebel fighters. Duration: 0:50 Dec 19, 2013

Final rallies for Madagascar presidential candidates

The two finalists of the presidential election in Madagascar, Jean Louis Robinson and Hery Rajaonarimampianina, held their last rallies Wednesday in Antananarivo, were thousands of supporters gathered two days before the second round. Duration: 0:51 Dec 19, 2013

As tension eases in Bangui, life slowly returning to normal

The "tension fell sharply" in Central African Republic, after the violences of the past two weeks, said Wednesday the head of the French military, Francisco Soriano. Several people, officials and businessmen are queuing outside banks. Duration: 0:29 Dec 19, 2013

UN: Near 20,000 displaced S.Sudanese in camps

UN leader Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday there are signs that unrest in South Sudan is spreading and demanded UN access to detainees held by the government. Duration: 1:03 Dec 19, 2013

Red howler monkeys re-inserted into Colombia's wild

Eight red howler monkeys, an endangered species who had been under the care of Colobia's Santafe zoo, have been released into the wild. They were part of a program which returns to their habitats domesticated monkeys sold by traffickers to travelers. Dec 19, 2013

Ukraine PM hails 'historic' bail-out deal with Russia

Ukraine's prime minister said Wednesday that Kiev had avoided bankruptcy and social collapse thanks to a "historic" bail-out deal with Russia, as protesters accused the government of selling out to Moscow. Dec 19, 2013