Call for Zimbabwe diamond sanctions to be lifted

South Africa calls on countries to lift outstanding sanctions against Zimbabwean diamond producers, at the opening of the Kimberley Process plenary meeting in Johannesburg. Duration: 01:10 Nov 19, 2013

Fukushima operator gives first glimpse of fuel rod removal

The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant offers the first glimpse of the operation to remove its fuel rods, the most dangerous job since the runaway reactors were brought under control two years ago. Duration: 00:42 Nov 19, 2013

Flash floods on Italy's Sardinia leave 18 dead

Italy declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after flash floods on the island of Sardinia left at least 18 people dead and forced hundreds to seek emergency shelter as the waters swept away bridges and flooded homes. Duration: 01:16 Nov 19, 2013

Lone gunman still at large despite massive manhunt

A massive manhunt was under way Tuesday in Paris, a day after a gunman shot and critically wounded a photographer at the offices of a major newspaper before opening fire outside a bank headquarters and hijacking a car. Duration: 01:37 Nov 19, 2013

Protests against militias continue in Libyan capital

Libya's government announced Tuesday plans to remove militias from the capital and eventually integrate them into the security forces, after a weekend of deadly clashes between militiamen and residents. Duration: 00:36 Nov 19, 2013

Strong blasts kill 23 near Iran embassy in Beirut

A double bomb attack outside the Iranian embassy in southern Beirut on Tuesday killed at least 23 people and wounded almost 150 in a Hezbollah stronghold, Lebanese government sources said. Duration: 00:53 Nov 19, 2013

US ambassador Kennedy meets Japan emperor

Caroline Kennedy meets Japan's Emperor Akihito in a ceremonial formality as thousands of well-wishers line the streets of Tokyo to catch a glimpse of the incoming US ambassador. Duration: 00:55 Nov 19, 2013

Russia extends detention of Australian Greenpeace activist

A Russian court extended the pre-trial detention Monday of an Australian member of a Greenpeace crew arrested for a protest against Arctic oil drilling while freeing a Russian doctor and a photographer on bail. Duration: 00:53 Nov 19, 2013

Egyptians gather in Tahrir on 2011 uprising anniversary

Groups of supporters and opponents of Egypt's military gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square Tuesday -- the anniversary of protests against the army in 2011 that triggered deadly clashes with security forces. Duration: 00:37 Nov 19, 2013

Crude bomb blast mars Nepal election

A crude bomb explodes on election day in Nepal, injuring three children as voters turn out for a poll seen as crucial in stabilising the Himalayan country after a civil war. Duration: 01:02 Nov 19, 2013

PM, Sonia inaugurate first all-women bank

Mumbai, Nov 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday inaugurated the country's first all-women bank, the Bharatiya Mahila Bank, an initiative to empower women, with a corpus of rupees 10 billion to function as a universal bank. The announcement for this initiative was made by Indian Finance Minister, P Chidambaram during the annual budget, earlier this year. The inauguration of the bank coincided with the birth anniversary of former Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. While addressing the media persons, Sonia Gandhi said that the bank's staff should ensure coverage of the farthest and least accessible women in the country. Nov 19, 2013

Anna unhappy over Kejriwal publicizing his letter

Ralegan Siddhi, Nov 19 (ANI): Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday expressed unhappiness over Arvind Kejriwal publicizing his letter in front of media. He said that the letter was to clear on the doubts about Kejriwal using his name and issuing pamphlets and SIM cards in his name. Further, he said that he never said that Kejriwal is corrupt, but there was a doubt for sure on him using Hazare's name for his political gains. Nov 19, 2013