Washington DC mayor protests government shutdown

The mayor of Washington, DC, and residents protest the budget gridlock in Congress. While the shutdown continues, the federal capital remains unable to access the funds it collects through its own taxes and the city could run out of money. Duration: 01:11 Oct 9, 2013

Hanks questioned about his diabetes at London film fest

Tom Hanks had to endure soaring temperatures and being sick on by fellow film crew members during the making of director Paul Greengrass's latest movie 'Captain Phillips' which on Wednesday opens the London Film Festival. Duration: 00:22 Oct 9, 2013

Australia PM remembers bombing victims in Bali

Prime Minister Tony Abbott announces a scheme to compensate Australian victims of overseas terror attacks and their families as he lays a wreath at the site of the 2002 Bali bombings. Duration: 00:42 Oct 9, 2013

Azerbaijan strongman set for crushing poll win

Azerbaijan votes in a presidential election that looks certain to see strongman president Ilham Aliyev seal a third term, with critics claiming a widespread crackdown on his foes ahead of the poll. Duration: 00:41  Oct 9, 2013

Chemical watchdog urges truces so Syria can disarm

The world's chemical weapons watchdog calls for temporary truces to meet tight disarmament deadlines in Syria, where fresh bloodshed is serving as a deadly reminder of the mission's difficulties. Duration: 01:42 Oct 9, 2013

Deadly fire hits Bangladesh garment factory

A huge fire at a Bangladeshi factory whose workers were making clothes and fabrics for top Western labels has killed seven people in the latest disaster to blight the country's garment industry. Duration: 00:38 Oct 9, 2013

Kerry says ASEAN partnership 'top priority'

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the US partnership with ASEAN remains a "top priority" for the Obama administration despite the president's absence from the two-day summit in Brunei. Duration: 01:08 Oct 9, 2013