Tour de France champion in Japan race

Tour de France champion Christopher Froome and other cycling stars from the Grand Boucle were in Japan on Friday, on the eve of the Criterium de Saitama. The race gives athletes a foretaste of the 2020 Olympics. Duration: 00:44 Oct 25, 2013

Kenya VP must attend trial says Intl Criminal Court

Kenyan Vice President William Ruto must attend his crimes against humanity trial before the International Criminal Court and can only be excused under "exceptional circumstances," the ICC ruled Friday. Duration: 00:41 Oct 25, 2013

Nearly 700 immigrants rescued off Sicily: Italy

Nearly 700 refugees were rescued off Sicily in several operations, Italian authorities said Friday, as European leaders grapple with the issue of illegal immigration at a European Union summit. Duration: 00:49 Oct 25, 2013

Thailand mourns top Buddhist leader

Crowds of mourners turn out to pay their respects after Thailand's top Buddhist leader, 100-year-old Supreme Patriarch Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, died on Thursday due to a blood infection following recent surgery. Duration: 00:52 Oct 25, 2013

US 'pivot' to Asia gaining strength: admiral

The US has significantly increased its warships and aircraft deployed in Asia despite Washington's budget woes, adding punch to its "pivot" to the region, according to a senior naval commander. Duration: 00:47 Oct 25, 2013

Indonesian capital swoops to rescue performing monkeys

Lying low in a slum in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, monkey handlers do not dare take their long-tailed macaques out to perform in the streets for fear of being caught in a new crackdown. Duration: 00:33 Oct 25, 2013

EU countries urge answers over US spying row

France and Germany want talks with the United States to settle a spying row after US eavesdropping on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile and French citizens' calls, the EU announced Friday. Duration: 00:54 Oct 25, 2013

Cameron pushes for red tape cut to boost EU growth

European leaders arrived in Brussls Friday morning for EU summit talks, and British Prime Minister David Cameron stressed the importance of cutting regulation to help businesses grow across Europe. Duration: 00:42 Oct 25, 2013

France, Germany push for new rules in spy game

France and Germany push for Washington to agree rules for the spy game after damaging revelations the United States tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone. Duration: 01:19 Oct 25, 2013

It happens: Car Rally

Manipur, Oct 24 (ANI): The 4X4 Overland Expedition car rally reached its second-last stop, which is India's northeastern state of Manipur, on Tuesday and will leave for Myanmar. A total of 54 car rallyists, which includes 17 women hailing from Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and India, participated in the car rally. A participants of the rally, Lam, was excited at the prospect of being able to drive to India and experience the wonders of this land. The rally aims in making a good relationship among the South Asian countries, which could bring in prospects of trade among them in the future. The rally started from Singapore on 18 vehicles and covered Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Shangrila, Zuozang, Lhasa, Zhang Moi, Nepal, Bhutan. It reached its final leg in India's northeastern state of Manipur, in the Imphal city yesterday. From here, it will leave for Myanmar via the town of Moreh. Oct 25, 2013