Brazil president: oil profit to go to education

On a visit to a shipyard used by state oil company Petrobras Wednesday, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff confirmed that royalties from the country's offshore oil reserves will be spent on education and healthcare. The law sending 75 per cent of the profits to education was signed Monday, and should see 112 billion reais (around 37 billion euros) spent over the next ten years. Duration: 01:24 Sep 12, 2013

Families of French hostages in Niger plan march

The families of three French hostages held in Niger say they will go on an 18-kilometre march to remind the world of their loved ones' fate, three years after they were kidnapped. Duration: 00:50 Sep 12, 2013

Tough traffic ban leaves Baghdadis frustrated

New regulations to bar half of Baghdad's cars from the roads depending on licence plates, have left residents frustrated, with many doubtful that the rules will achieve the aim of curbing car bombs. Duration: 00:51 Sep 12, 2013

Suu Kyi says unable to stop anti-Muslim violence in Myanmar

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said it was not up to her to stop anti-Muslim violence in her country, but that the solution was to install the rule of law. "It's not something that I alone could do, but I think what this whole society has to strive to do," the democracy icon told reporters in Warsaw during a tour of central Europe. Duration: 01:00 Sep 12, 2013

Merkel backs German car sector on campaign stop

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended Germany's big-hitting carmaking industry which is battling new EU environmental rules, on an election campaign stop at a major auto show. Duration: 00:33 Sep 12, 2013

McLaren roars into China luxury auto market

Britain's McLaren Automotive on September 12, 2013 opened its first dealership in mainland China in hopes the country's wealthy will buy its race car-inspired vehicles for up to $2.1 million apiece. Duration: 00:29 Sep 12, 2013

Philippine troops, Muslim rebels clash in Zamboanga

Philippine soldiers along with their armored personnel carrier fire back at rebels' positions during fire fight between government forces and Muslim rebels as stand-off enter its fourth day in Zamboanga City in southern island of Mindanao on September 12, 2013. Duration: 00:31 Sep 12, 2013

MSF concerned by violence in Central Africa

The humanitarian organisation Médecins sans frontières (MSF) says it is increasingly concerned by the religious dimension of fighting in the Central African Republic. On Wednesday, officials in the country said fighting between supporters of the country's ex-president and the man who ousted him has killed almost 100 people. Duration: 00:37 Sep 12, 2013

Salvage operation nears for cruise ship wreck

Salvage workers will attempt to raise Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship on Monday, weather permitting, in an unprecedented operation costing more than 600 million euros ($798 million), officials said. Duration: 00:41 Sep 12, 2013

Thousands of teachers protest Mexico education law

Thousands of teachers demonstrated in Mexico City Wednesday and some scuffled with police keeping them away from President Enrique Pena Nieto's residence, one day after he signed into law a controversial education reform that requires teachers to undergo mandatory performance tests.Duration: 00:52 Sep 12, 2013

Palamu: Security forces undergo special training to combat Maoists

Palamu, Sep 12 (ANI): Security forces received special training and tactics during a campaign to combat Maoism in Jharkhand's Palamu district. Around 100 cadres were given special physical training and taught advanced tactics in the campaign. The 24 days campaign conducted by Jharkhand police aimed at preparing these cadres not only to fight the rebels but also for emergency situations like riots. Hardcore physical training, use of advanced weapons and protective suits were some of the highlights of the training. Sep 12, 2013