Monaco welcomes birth of royal twins

Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Charlene on Wednesday welcome their twin babies Gabriella and Jacques to the world, as cannons roared and church bells tolled in the tiny Mediterranean principality. Duration: 00:50 Dec 11, 2014

Thousands gather for final rally in Hong Kong

Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters gather for what is likely to be the final mass rally at their main site ahead of an expected clearance by bailiffs and police on Thursday. Duration: 01:03 Dec 11, 2014

Ex-president admits Poland hosted CIA 'black sites'

Poland's former president publicly acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that his country hosted a secret CIA prison where a US Senate report says torture was used against Al-Qaeda suspects. Duration: 00:32 Dec 11, 2014

Zimbabwe's Mugabe appoints new VP after major purge

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday named hardliner Emmerson Mnangagwa as his vice president, putting the former justice minister in pole position to succeed the veteran leader. Duration: 00:49 Dec 11, 2014

Brazil truth commission urges end to dictatorship amnesty

French government defends controversial reform package investigating the 1964-1985 military dictatorship urges an end to amnesty for torturers, and lists the number of those killed or disappeared during the regime at 434. Duration: 00:56 Dec 11, 2014

French government defends controversial reform package

The French government defends a controversial package of reforms to energise their country's crisis-hit economy, including a plan to expand Sunday trading for shops that has sparked outrage in some quarters. Duration: 00:55 Dec 11, 2014

World's most starred chef sets sights on fresh accolades

Retirement is out of the question for celebrated French chef Joel Robuchon. The most starred chef in the world has just opened a new restaurant with the objective of winning yet another three Michelin stars to add to his tally of 28. Duration: 01:09 Dec 11, 2014

Monks, garment workers rally for rights in Cambodia

Thousands of Cambodians, including Buddhist monks and garment workers, rally across the capital calling for respect for human rights and the release of a group of jailed land activists. Duration: 00:42 Dec 10, 2014

Malala, Satyarthi receive Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai vowed Wednesday to struggle for every child's right to go to school as she became the youngest ever Nobel laureate, sharing the Peace Prize with Indian campaigner Kailash Satyarthi. Duration: 01:32 Dec 10, 2014

Last French hostage arrives home after three years

France's only remaining hostage held abroad, Serge Lazarevic, who was kidnapped in Mali in 2011, lands in France to be welcomed by French President Francois Hollande after being freed on Tuesday. Duration: 01:15 Dec 10, 2014