Merger deal between S.African opposition parties fails

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille denies her party entered into a partnership with Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele merely because they wanted a black face for their organisation. Duration: 00:58 Feb 4, 2014

Rwandan to go on trial in France over 1994 genocide

A French court will try Pascal Simbikangwa over his alleged involvement in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The trial of is due to start in the French capital on the 4th of February. Duration: 01:53 Feb 4, 2014

Student kills two in Moscow school hostage crisis

An armed student on Monday briefly took 20 teenagers hostage in a Moscow school and killed a policeman and a teacher before being detained amid security jitters ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Duration: 01:01 Feb 4, 2014

Explosion and mortar fire near French embassy in Yemen

The French embassy in Sanaa was operating normally on Monday after a series of night-time attacks near the chancellery and the ministry of defence in the Yemeni capital, which wounded three people, according to diplomatic and police sources. Duration: 00:31 Feb 4, 2014

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spews ash, lava

Ecuador has declared a state of alert for towns and village around Tungurahua volcano and evacuated hundreds of residents after the volcano, which has been rumbling on and off since 1999. Duration: 00:31 Feb 3, 2014

Deadly rainy season leaves 44 dead in Bolivia

Bolivia's deadly rainy season has claimed 44 lives and affected around 33,700 families, according to the latest numbers given by authorities. Bolivia President Evo Morales declared a state of emergency last Tuesday to assist victims. Duration: 00:40 Feb 3, 2014

Olympics: Russia races to complete hotels

With the clock ticking down fast to the start of the Sochi Winter Games, concerns grew about whether all the accommodation would be ready on time as workers toiled around the clock to put the finishing touches to hotels. Duration: 00:34 Feb 3, 2014