Volunteers queue up to help Philippines aid effort

The global response to the horrific typhoon disaster in the Philippines gathered pace Tuesday, with the launch of a $300 million appeal by the United Nations as countries and companies swung into action. Duration: 01:31 Nov 12, 2013

Woman shot dead in Cambodia clashes: rights group

A woman is shot dead and several people injured in clashes between protesting garment workers and riot police in the Cambodian capital, a rights group and family members say. Duration: 00:51 Nov 12, 2013

Grim search for bodies goes on in Philippines

Rescue workers in the Philippines were still picking up victims' bodies on Tuesday to gather them for forensic examination in Tacloban, a city devastated by super typhoon Haiyan. Duration: 00:54 Nov 12, 2013

Detained Greenpeace activists moved to St. Petersburg

Russia on Tuesday transferred by train 30 detained crew members of a Greenpeace protest ship, moving them from the Arctic Circle city of Murmansk where they had been held since late September to Saint Petersburg. Duration: 01:00 Nov 12, 2013

Flawless pink diamond up for auction in Geneva

A flawless 59.60-carat pink diamond known as the "Pink Star" goes under the hammer at a Sotheby's in Geneva Wednesday with auctioneers hoping to fetch a record $60 million (49 million euros). Duration: 00:57 Nov 12, 2013

UN calls for $300m for humanitarian aid to Philippines

The UN launched an appeal for a third of a billion dollars on Tuesday as US and British warships steamed towards the typhoon-ravaged Philippines where well over 10,000 people are feared dead. Duration: 01:06 Nov 12, 2013

Mortar fire kills school children in Damascus

Nine children were killed and 27 people wounded when mortar rounds hit a school and a school bus in the Syrian capital Damascus on Monday, another four students were killed when a mortar hit the vehicle they were in. Duration: 00:35 Nov 12, 2013

Aid convoy reaches Yarmuk refugee camp in Damascus

The Syrian government and the Palestine Liberation Organisation are negotiating an end a months-long army siege of the Yarmuk refugee camp in Damascus, Palestinian officials told AFP on Tuesday. Duration: 00:32 Nov 12, 2013

Prince Charles still heir to throne on 65 birthday

Britain's heir to the throne Prince Charles can draw his state pension from Thursday when he turns 65 -- despite having yet to start the job he has eyed for a lifetime. Duration: 02:17 Nov 12, 2013

Villa that inspired Pinocchio for sale in Italy

A villa near Florence that inspired the author of Pinocchio is on the market for 10.5 million euros ($14 million) - a world away from the humble workshop where the marionette is born in the book. Duration: 01:31 Nov 12, 2013

Russian gays fight prejudice with sport

Activists campaigning for the rights of gays in sport say they will work towards organising the 'Gay Games' in Moscow next year. Duration: 01:40 Nov 12, 2013