Rise of violence raises food concerns in C. Africa

The African Union on Friday urged the international community to do more in the poor and strife-torn Central African Republic, describing the situation there as "dire". Central African Republic has been chronically unstable for the greater part of the past two decades. Duration: 00:57 Sep 20, 2013

Swiss split on whether to abolish military draft

Swiss voters will head to the ballot box Sunday to decide whether to abolish their conscript army, as much a part of the Alpine nation's image as direct democracy, chocolate and cheese. Duration: 00:53 Sep 20, 2013

Toddler's 9/11 t-shirt lands mum suspended sentence

French appeals court rules "severe, surprising" sentence over mother for sending her three-year old to school wearing a T-shirt bearing the words "I'm a bomb" and "Jihad, born September 11." Duration: 00:52 Sep 20, 2013

Egypt army buries police general after clashes

The funeral of Giza deputy security chief Nabil Farrag took place in Cairo today, with Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and other top brass in attendance. Farrag was shot dead when security forces stormed the Islamist bastion Kerdassah near the Giza pyramids on Thursday in the latest crackdown on Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi. Duration: 00:40 Sep 20, 2013

Swiss glacier shows climate change in action

The walk from Morteratsch station in Switzerland to the glacier of the same name used to be covered in ice, but it has been steadily shrinking for decades providing one of the clearest examples of climate change in action. Duration: 01:28 Sep 20, 2013

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Venezuela accuses US of blocking diplomatic efforts

Venezuela accuses the United States of hampering its diplomatic efforts, saying Washington is denying airspace to its China-bound president and blocking visas for its UN delegation. Duration: 01:20 Sep 20, 2013

Christian hostel has own view of Syria rebels

As social media abound with horror stories of jihadists murdering minorities in Syria, a group of elderly Christians in Aleppo and the rebels who care for them portray a different reality. They object to attempts, including by President Bashar al-Assad, to portray everyone fighting to overthrow the regime as jihadists seeking to eradicate anyone who is not an ultra-conservative Sunni Muslim. Duration: 00:50 Sep 20, 2013

With Iraq leader in Berlin, party struggles at home

As Iraq's president recovers in Germany from a stroke, his political party at home faces a stiff challenge from an emboldened opposition in upcoming Kurdish elections, with some forecasting a disastrous showing. The struggles facing Jalal Talabani's bloc, which for decades has held a duopoly on power in the autonomous Kurdistan region in northern Iraq, could prove instructive for parties across the country. Duration: 01:01 Sep 20, 2013

Stephen Hawking documentary unveiled in UK

Cosmologist Stephen Hawking tells the extraordinary tale of how he overcame severe disability to become the most famous living scientist in a new documentary film premiered in Britain on Thursday. Duration: 01:27 Sep 20, 2013

Apple buyers rue high price of new 'low cost' iPhone

A kilometre-long queue in Japan with Apple aficionados who brave a typhoon clamour for the new iPhones, but high prices in Asia and no new alliance in the vast Chinese market put a damper on the global roll out. Duration: 01:22. Sep 20, 2013

My speech was not provocative: BJP MLA Suresh Rana

Lucknow, Sep 20 (ANI): Arrested BJP MLA Suresh Rana has claimed that he has not given any controversial speech that incited communal violence in Muzaffarnagar. Rana was arrested on Friday, 72 hours after the arrest warrants were issued against 16 politicians accused of inciting communal violence through inflammatory speeches. Rana claimed that he was being targeted by the Samajwadi Party as he asked for Azam Khan's resignation. Sep 20, 2013