New Angela Merkel waxwork unveiled in Berlin

The Madame Tussauds museum in Berlin has unveiled a new waxwork of German Chancellor Angela Merkel featuring her signature diamond shape pose. The figure was revealed just three days before Germany goes to the polls in a general election on Sunday. Duration: 00:27 Sep 19, 2013

S. Africa murder rate up for first time in 9 years

After years of decreasing crime, South Africa is grappling with a rise in the number of murders, burglaries and carjackings, with close to 45 people killed a day, the government said Thursday. For the first time in nine years, the number of murders increased -- by 0.6 percent in the year to April -- police minister Nathi Mthethwa said, announcing annual statistics. Duration: 01:04 Sep 19, 2013

African migrants nurse wounds near Spanish enclave

In a forest overlooking the Spanish enclave of Melilla, hundreds of other African migrants nurse fresh wounds from a desperate bid to scale the heavily guarded border fence into the Spanish enclave. They describe being attacked by Moroccan security forces, who they say fired rubber bullets and hurled rocks. Duration: 00:43 Sep 19, 2013

French president in Mali for leader's inauguration

French president Francois Hollande arrived in Mali on Thursday for the inauguration of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in front of thousands of supporters as the nation entered a new era of democracy after months of political chaos. Duration: 00:20 Sep 19, 2013

Kadhafi regime members in court amid tight security

Members of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's ousted regime including ex-intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi appeared in court in Tripoli for a pre-trial hearing amid heavy security. The session was held in camera in a judicial and penal complex surrounded by armoured cars and pickup trucks bristling with anti-aircraft guns. Duration: 00:47 Sep 19, 2013

Brazil court lets 12 appeal graft convictions

Brazil's Supreme Court has ruled to allow sentencing appeals in the country's biggest political corruption scandal for a dozen of the defendants linked to the ruling Workers' Party. The court ruled that 12 of the 25 politicians, businessmen and bankers found guilty last December were entitled to a new trial as they had obtained at least four votes against their original convictions. Duration: 00:55 Sep 19, 2013

Japan PM tours crippled Fukushima nuclear plant

Japan's prime minister told Fukushima's operator to fix radioactive water leaks as he toured the crippled nuclear plant Thursday, less than two weeks after assuring the world the situation was under control. Duration: 00:48 Sep 19, 2013

Greek PM warns neo-Nazi party after singer murder

Greece's prime minister vowed to rein in the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party after the murder of an anti-fascist singer by one of its supporters sparked nationwide outrage. Duration: 00:43 Sep 19, 2013

Philippine army warns Muslim rebels to surrender

Philippine soldiers pursue heavily armed Muslim rebels through the streets and homes of a major city, warning they will be killed or captured unless they surrender. Duration: 00:38 Sep 19, 2013

Acapulco tourists seek exit as new storms loom

Thousands of frustrated tourists lined up under sweltering heat Wednesday to board airlifts out of the flooded Mexican resort of Acapulco while the storm-lashed country braced for more bad weather. Duration: 01:05 Sep 19, 2013

Iraq Kurds to vote amid domestic, regional tensions

Iraq's Kurdish region goes to the polls on Saturday, grappling with a swathe of disputes with the central government while fellow Kurds fight bloody battles across the border in Syria. Duration: 00:34 Sep 19, 2013