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

Asian filmmakers revisit classic Westerns

Vietnamese-American director Dustin Nguyen has taken inspiration from Sergio Leone’s epic Spaghetti Western "Once Upon a Time in the West" with his Asian adaptation of the classic, called "Once Upon a Time In Vietnam". Duration: 01:04 Oct 9, 2013

Medicinal plants sold at night in Colombian market

In a night-time farmers' market in Bogota, more than 400 vendors sell over 200 varieties of plants with healing powers. The growing of medicinal herbs has been a long-standing tradition in the city, dating back to the pre-Hispanic era. Duration: 01:20 Oct 9, 2013

EU chief heckled on Italy wreck island

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso and Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta are heckled by activists and local residents with shouts of "Disgrace!" and "Killers!" as they arrive on the refugee island of Lampedusa. Duration: 00:58 Oct 9, 2013

Australia celebrates naval fleet anniversary

The Royal Australian Navy leads the Combined Navies Parade in celebration of one hundred years since Australia’s naval fleet sailed into Sydney Harbour for the first time on 4 October 1913. Duration: 00:37 Oct 9, 2013