Virginia race a big test for Republicans... and the Clintons

Campaigning for the governorship of Virginia, a key swing state, enters its final days and Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a close Clinton friend, has edged into the lead over conservative Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli. Duration: 2:29 Oct 31, 2013

White House gets decked out for Halloween

The White House on Thursday showed off the decorations - and some of the performers - that will be a part of its Halloween celebrations. Duration: 0:35 Oct 31, 2013

Paris rally for release of Greenpeace activists in Russia

As French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault travels to Russia for a two-day visit where the fate of a group of detained Greenpeace activists will top the agenda, NGOs back in France campaign for their release. Duration: 0:38 Oct 31, 2013

French football clubs threaten strike over supertax

Leading French football clubs maintain their threat of strike action in the first and second division after meeting with President Francois Hollande to protest against a 75 percent tax levied on high earners. Duration: 0:47 Oct 31, 2013

Murray will compete in Australian Open if recovered

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray said on Thursday that he will only compete in next year's Australian Open if he feels capable of mounting a serious challenge to win it, as he is still recovering from back surgery. Duration: 01:23 Oct 31, 2013

French ecotax booth dismantled after govt backed down

The last remaining Britanny toll booth for the French 'ecotax' levied on commercial vehicles has been dismantled, following the government's decision to suspend the application of the tax. Duration: 00:35 Oct 31, 2013

London developers tap into city's South Bank

British house prices rose at their fastest annual pace in more than three years this month, one British mortgage lender Nationwide reported Thursday. Duration: 02:20 Oct 31, 2013

Iran hopes for 'early' understanding in nuclear talks

Iran's foreign minister expressed hope in Pretoria on Thursday that upcoming negotiations over the country's disputed nuclear programme will lead to a quick understanding with world powers. Duration: 00:56 Oct 31, 2013

Kenyans protest 'grass cutting' rapists

Several hundred Kenyan protestors marched on police headquarters Thursday to deliver a petition of over a million names demanding justice after men accused of brutally gang raping a schoolgirl cut grass as punishment. Duration: 01:42 Oct 31, 2013