French ecotax booth dismantled after govt backed down

The last remaining Britanny toll booth for the French 'ecotax' levied on commercial vehicles has been dismantled, following the government's decision to suspend the application of the tax. Duration: 00:35 Oct 31, 2013

London developers tap into city's South Bank

British house prices rose at their fastest annual pace in more than three years this month, one British mortgage lender Nationwide reported Thursday. Duration: 02:20 Oct 31, 2013

Iran hopes for 'early' understanding in nuclear talks

Iran's foreign minister expressed hope in Pretoria on Thursday that upcoming negotiations over the country's disputed nuclear programme will lead to a quick understanding with world powers. Duration: 00:56 Oct 31, 2013

Kenyans protest 'grass cutting' rapists

Several hundred Kenyan protestors marched on police headquarters Thursday to deliver a petition of over a million names demanding justice after men accused of brutally gang raping a schoolgirl cut grass as punishment. Duration: 01:42 Oct 31, 2013

Taiwan displays 1st long-range submarine-hunting aircraft

Taiwan displays its first long-range submarine-hunting aircraft during a ceremony held at an air base in the southern Pingtung county, days after Beijing showed off its nuclear-powered submarine fleet. Duration: 00:55 Oct 31, 2013

Mozambique 'not going back to war' says president

Mozambique's president insists that violent clashes with armed rebels do not spell a slide back to brutal civil war, stressing the energy-rich nation remains a safe bet for investors. Duration: 01:31 Oct 31, 2013

Indonesians in two-day strike over pay

Workers across Indonesia begin a two-day strike to demand higher salaries, the latest industrial action in Southeast Asia's top economy. Duration: 00:42 Oct 31, 2013