Roma couple in Greece charged with child abduction

A Roma couple were charged in Greece with abducting a young girl dubbed the "blond angel", whose discovery has prompted thousands of calls from parents of missing children. Duration: 00:33 Oct 21, 2013

Ivory Coast honours French journalist murdered in 2003

Ten years after the death of French radio journalist Jean Helene who was murdered by a police officer in Abidjan on 21 October 2003, the Ivorian authorities delivered an award in his honour on Monday. Oct 21, 2013

US seeks to ease concerns over spying claims

The US State Department said on Monday that it does not want reports of widespread NSA surveillance of French citizens' communications to adversely affect relations between the two countries. Oct 21, 2013

Female suicide bomber kills six on bus in Russia

A suspected female suicide bomber blew herself up on a bus packed with students in southern Russia on Monday, killing six people and raising security fears less than four months before the Winter Olympic Games. Oct 21, 2013

Obama acknowledges healthcare website glitches

US President Barack Obama on Monday defended his health reform, declaring at a White House event that, despite numerous glitches, the program is already helping many uninsured Americans. Oct 21, 2013

Nairobi memorial one month after Westgate mall attack

At Nairobi's Karura Forest friends and family gather to commemorate the victims of the Westgate attack, one month on, through a memorial service and the planting of a tree for each of the 70 victims. Oct 21, 2013

Two years after Kadhafi's death, militias haunt Libya

Two years after the killing of dictator Moamer Kadhafi, a chaotic Libya is haunted by the spectre of civil war, with heavily armed former rebels transformed into unruly militias. In Tripoli, Libyans express frustration at the lack of progress. Oct 21, 2013

EDF signs 16-bn deal to build new UK nuclear plant

French energy giant EDF said on Monday it had clinched a deal worth £16 billion ($26 billion, 18.9 billion euros) to build Britain's first new nuclear plant for a generation, with Chinese backing. Oct 21, 2013

Campaigning ramps up for Madagascar presidential polls

Madagascar will hold the first round of a divisive presidential election on Friday October 25. The polls will aim to end the political crisis that has continued since March 2009 when President Marc Ravalomanana was ousted in a coup. Oct 21, 2013

The toad that turned into a nice little earner

Once upon a time a poisonous cane toad lived in the South Sea Islands, unloved and unwanted. Then one day a Polish fairy waved her wand and the plain old cane toad turned into a precious fashion accessory... Oct 21, 2013