Tokyo Motor Show focuses on eco-friendly cars

Eco-friendly cars are in the spotlight as the Tokyo Motor Show opens, with Toyota unveiling a new model and Nissan touting its aerodynamic BladeGlider for energy-conscious drivers. Duration: 01:27 Nov 20, 2013

PETA denounces cruel treament of fur rabbits in China

Animal rights group PETA urges shoppers to boycott products made from angora rabbit fur, after it releases footage of fur being plucked from the skins of live rabbits on Chinese farms. Duration: 00:35  Nov 20, 2013

Obamas and Clintons honor Kennedy at grave site

Democratic presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, along with First Lady Michelle Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, honored John F. Kennedy at the former US leader's grave. Duration: 00:41 Nov 20, 2013

Former US president pleased with Nepal election

As Nepalese officials count votes, former US president and election observer Jimmy Carter tells AFP the high poll turnout will be crucial in cementing a peace process seven years after a civil war ended. Duration: 00:49 Nov 20, 2013

At least 11 dead in flooded Iraq

Flooding in central and southern Iraq killed at least 11 people as rising waters swamped city streets and toppled buildings, sparking anger over the dilapidated sewage system, officials said Wednesday. Nov 20, 2013

Security camera footage shows Beirut blast

Lebanese television Al-Mayadeen released security camera footage showing the second blast in a double suicide bombing outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut. Duration: 00:31 Nov 20, 2013

Spate of Baghdad blasts kills at least 33

A wave of attacks, most of them car bombs targeting Shiite neighbourhoods, rocked Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 33 people in the latest bout of bloodshed to hit Iraq. Duration: 00:38 Nov 20, 2013

Britain's Hague marks anniversary of Istanbul bombings

British Foreign Secretary William Hague attended a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the 2003 Istanbul bombings on Tuesday, in which Al-Qaeda attacked the British consulate, an HSBC bank and synagogues, killing 63 people. Duration: 00:40 Nov 20, 2013

Lebanon in mourning after double suicide bombing

Lebanon was in mourning the day after a double suicide bombing outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut killed at least 23 people on Tuesday, in an attack claimed by an Al-Qaeda-linked group. Duration: 00:39 Nov 20, 2013

China's farmers await revolution in land reform

China's promise to allow 600 million farmers to trade land could enable vast numbers to find a better life, but Lu Jinliang's experience shows the challenges of implementing reform, including entrenched local government interests. Duration: 00:33 Nov 20, 2013