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

Australia crews battle to tame wildfires

Firefighters are battling an enormous blaze in southeastern Australia, with officials warning it could merge with another to create a "mega-fire" if weather conditions worsen. Oct 21, 2013

France to summon US ambassador 'immediately' over spy claims

France's foreign minister announced Monday the "immediate" summoning of the US ambassador over claims leaked by former US contractor Edward Snowden that American spies eavesdropped on millions of calls made by French citizens. Oct 21, 2013

Veteran Luxembourg PM leads polls but loses ground

Luxembourg's veteran Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker took a clear lead at snap elections Sunday, but after 18 years in office Europe's longest-serving leader lost ground, official figures showed.Duration: 00:45 Oct 21, 2013

Deported Roma girl, family attacked in Kosovo

Unidentified assailants attack a Roma schoolgirl, whose deportation from France sparked controversy, along with her family in Kosovo where they have been living since their eviction. Duration: 01:07 Oct 21, 2013