From Timbuktu to the Oscars, film shows life under Islamists

When Islamist insurgents fled the fabled Malian city of Timbuktu two years ago they left a trail of destruction, but out of the ashes the story of the 10-month occupation has been turned into a film -- which is now up for an Oscar. Duration: 02:28 Feb 18, 2015

Record-setting amounts of snow hit US east coast

As yet another snow storm hits the US East Coast, Boston is using parking lots to store mountains of the white stuff cleared from streets, hiring snow-melting machines to deal with an all-time record influx for a February. Duration: 01:03 Feb 18, 2015

Greece handed ultimatum as eurozone bailout talks fail

Eurozone ministers have handed Greece an ultimatum to request an extension to its bailout programme after crunch talks collapsed, deepening a bitter standoff that risks seeing Athens bid farewell to the euro. Duration: 01:24 Feb 18, 2015

First ever drag queen race minces into Jerusalem

Running in high heels can be hazardous. . . Forty Jerusalem drag queens took to the streets for their first ever racing event. SOUNDBITE: "Bella to Die for", drag queen, saying (English): "(I am) Feb 18, 2015

Glitter and glam on Fat Tuesday

It's party time on the streets of New Orleans and the colorful characters are out in full force. ...Including Jazz Musician Pete Fountain AND Mayor Mitch Landrieu. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MAYOR Feb 17, 2015

Spectacular light show over Sweden

STORY: Videographer Chad Blakley shot his February 16 time-lapse sequence from Abisko National Park on the northern edge of Sweden. "I have spent countless nights out under the northern lights but I Feb 18, 2015

Ukraine truce fades as fighting rages

A gas pipeline explodes near the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve after being hit by mortar fire. THIS despite last week's ceasefire agreement between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists Feb 17, 2015

Ash Carter sworn in as new U.S. defense secretary

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) New U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden in a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday after the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted Feb 17, 2015

Carnival float fire kills at least 18 in Haiti

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES It began as a joyous affair, but quickly spiraled into mayhem... when a parade float hit a power cable and caught fire. (natsot) The accident Feb 17, 2015