Russia accuses Greenpeace activists of piracy

Russia on Tuesday opened a criminal probe into suspected piracy against foreign and local activists from environmental lobby group Greenpeace who staged an open sea protest over the Arctic oil work of the energy giant Gazprom. Duration: 00:38. Sep 24, 2013

Anti-Rowhani protesters rally against UN appearance

Demonstrators took to New York streets on Monday to protest newly-elected Iranian President Hassan Rowhani's first appearance at the United Nations for the General Assembly. Duration: 01:11. Sep 24, 2013

Obama demands UN take action on Syria

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday demanded that the world take action on Syria, saying that the regime must face consequences after the use of chemical weapons. Duration: 00:55. Sep 24, 2013

UN envoy calls for intensified campaign against Shebab

The UN special representative for Somalia on Tuesday called for a redoubling of efforts in battling the country's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab behind the deadly mall siege in neighbouring Kenya. Duration: 01:08. Sep 24, 2013

Displaced Syrians give life to ghost industrial park

War had reduced Syria's largest industrial complex to a ghost town, but displaced residents of nearby Aleppo are now creating a bustling lifestyle amid the abandoned factories and warehouses. Duration: 00:48. Sep 24, 2013

People flock to donate blood after Kenya attack

Kenyan troops on Tuesday battled Islamists making their final stand in a deadly shopping mall siege, on the fourth day of the attack by Al-Qaeda-linked militants said to include Americans and a British woman. Duration: 01:02. Sep 24, 2013

Ban urges end to Syria bloodshed

As he opened the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to major powers to stop sending weapons to all sides in Syria. Duration: 00:43. Sep 24, 2013

Greek civil servants strike over austerity cuts

Thousands of civil servants protested in Greece on Tuesday at the start of a fresh strike against job cuts pushed by the government in return for international bailout loans. Duration: 00:59 Sep 24, 2013

Bloomberg launches European cities competition

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday launched a competition among European cities aimed at inspiring new ideas to improve city life. He was hosted at London City Hall by London Mayor Boris Johnson and joined by the mayors of Florence and Warsaw. Duration: 00:55 Sep 24, 2013