Astronauts take Olympic torch into space ahead of Sochi

Russia on Thursday launched into space a trio of Russian, Japanese and US astronauts carrying an unlit Olympic torch that will for the first time be taken on a spacewalk to mark the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. Duration: 00:43 Nov 7, 2013

France, Ecuador sign joint research agreements

French President François Hollande has been meeting his Ecuadorian counterpart Rafael Correa, as the two countries sign cooperation agreements in education and research. Duration: 01:03 Nov 7, 2013

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visit India

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visited a forest research centre and a military academy Thursday on the first full day of their Indian tour which began with garlands and a blessing beside the River Ganges. Duration: 01:12 Nov 7, 2013

Marvel announces comic with new Muslim superhero

Marvel Comics introduce a new superhero, 16-year-old Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American Muslim teenager living in Jersey City, New Jersey. The character's story will launch early next year. Duration: 00:37 Nov 7, 2013

Morocco king hits back at W.Sahara rights criticism

King Mohammed VI reacted angrily to international criticism of Morocco's human rights record in the annexed Western Sahara late Wednesday, insisting the kingdom needed no lessons from anybody. Duration: 00:44 Nov 7, 2013

PLO official urges global probe into Arafat 'killing'

A PLO official on Thursday called for an international inquiry into "the killing" of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, a day after Swiss scientists said he probably died from polonium poisoning. Duration: 00:53 Nov 7, 2013

Iran nuclear talks kick off

A fresh round of talks between Iran and world powers kicked off Thursday with a push for Tehran to freeze its disputed nuclear programme in exchange for some relief from sanctions. Duration: 01:06 Nov 7, 2013

Russia launches Sochi Olympic torch into space

Russia on Thursday launches into space a trio of Russian, Japanese and US astronauts carrying an unlit Olympic torch that will for the first time be taken on a spacewalk to mark the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. Duration: 00:34 Nov 7, 2013