ASEAN aims to double GDP by 2030: Sultan of Brunei

Mounting fears of an "unthinkable" US debt default emerged at an Asia summit Thursday as President Barack Obama's top diplomat sought to reassure regional allies anxious to avoid fresh economic turmoil. Duration: 01:13 Oct 10, 2013

UN's Ban condemns abduction of Libyan PM

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the abduction of Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan and said he hoped that reports of his release were true. Duration: 01:04 Oct 10, 2013

'Bolder steps' needed to protect workers in Qatar

International trade unionists inspecting the plight of migrant workers in Qatar on Thursday urged immediate "bolder" steps by the 2022 football World Cup host country to protect workers. Duration: 00:53 Oct 10, 2013

Snowden's father visits Moscow in search of son

The father of Edward Snowden arrived in Moscow Thursday, hoping to meet his son for the first time since the former US intelligence contractor became a fugitive after leaking sensational details of US covert surveillance. Duration: 00:24 Oct 10, 2013

Knives in cheeks for Thai festival

Knives to swords and rifles are inserted into cheeks as devotees gather at the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine in Phuket on October 10, 2013. Duration: 00:47 Oct 10, 2013