Syrian refugees struggle with snow storm in Lebanon

A Syrian man and young boy died in cold weather in Lebanon as a major storm dumped rare snow on parts of the Middle East Wednesday, bringing misery to thousands of Syrian refugees. Duration: 00:41 Jan 8, 2015

World leaders react to deadly attack on French weekly

US President Barack Obama condemns the 'terrible' assault on a French satirical newspaper that left 12 dead, and expresses his 'deepest sympathies' to the people of Paris for what he calls a 'terrorist attack.' Duration: 01:13 Jan 8, 2015

Zimbabwe to export elephants in population curb

Wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe announced at the end of December plans to export at least 62 elephants to top up scant state funding and curb a ballooning pachyderm population. Duration: 01:00 Jan 8, 2015

Twelve shot dead at French satirical weekly

At least 12 people were killed when gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs and a rocket-launcher opened fire in the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday. Duration: 01:02 Jan 7, 2015

France in shock as 12 dead in 'terrorist' attack

France is reeling after gunmen massacred 12 people at satirical weekly that had long outraged Muslims. The attack on the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in a quiet Paris neighbourhood was the bloodiest in France for at least four decades. Duration: 02:27 Jan 7, 2015

Egyptian Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas

Egyptian Coptic Christians were celebrating Christmas on Tuesday in a Coptic church in Cairo. Many Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas Day near January 7 to remember Jesus Christ’s birth, as described in the Gregorian calendar. Duration: 01:07 Jan 7, 2015

French tetraplegic's nephew hopes court will allow euthanasia

The European Court of Human Rights is to rule on Wednesday whether tetraplegic Frenchman Vincent Lambert can be taken off life support. His nephew says he hopes the court will allow Lambert to die, rather than live 'like a vegetable'. Duration: 00:44 Jan 7, 2015

Sri Lankan leader faces election battle as war boost wanes

Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse will face an unprecedented challenge from a newly galvanised opposition when he seeks re-election this week, five years after his crushing military victory over Tamil guerrillas. Duration: 00:54 Jan 7, 2015