Peru ex-president handed eight years for embezzlement

A Peruvian court sentences former president Alberto Fujimori, already in jail for a government-backed massacre, to eight years in prison on charges of embezzling state funds to manipulate the media. Duration: 00:31 Jan 10, 2015

Muslims gather at Bangladesh's "mini-Hajj"

Muslims attending one of the world's largest religious gatherings joined the chorus of condemnation Friday over the deadly attack on a French satirical weekly, saying the killings ran contrary to the tenets of Islam. Duration: 00:44 Jan 10, 2015

Charlie Hebdo attackers killed, hostage freed

Two brothers suspected of slaughtering 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo magazine were killed Friday when elite police stormed the building they were holed up in and freed a hostage unhurt. Duration: 00:33 Jan 9, 2015

Local resident tells of Jewish supermarket hostage scene

A witness at the scene of a hostage situation at a Jewish supermarket on the eastern edge of Paris tells of how she got caught among dozens of heavily-armed police arriving at the scene with 'very worried looks.' Duration: 00:36 Jan 9, 2015

Netanyahu calls to fight radical Islam

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for global unity to fight radical Islam, after an attack on a satirical French newspaper killed 12 people on Wednesday. Duration: 00:30 Jan 9, 2015

Commandos assault Paris Jewish supermarket

Commandos launch an assault on a Paris Jewish supermarket on the eastern edge of Paris. Police says several hostages have been freed. The hostage-taker has been 'neutralised' a security source says. Duration: 00:53 Jan 9, 2015

Helicopters over town where Paris attack suspects last seen

France, Jan 08 (ANI): Helicopters were seen flying over the northeastern French town of Dammartin-en-Goele on Friday (January 9) as at least one hostage was seized during the police search for two brothers suspected of carrying out the attack on satirical publication Charlie Hebdo, according to police sources. There was heavy security in the town, and five helicopters were seen flying overhead on Friday morning. The French Interior Minister confirmed an operation was taking place there. A police source said the two suspects had been sighted in the town, where at least one person was taken hostage. Jan 9, 2015

Sri Lanka elects Maithripala Sirisena as new president

Chennai, Jan 09 (ANI): Opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena has been declared as the new President of Sri Lanka. The soft spoken 63-year-old has vowed to root out corruption and bring constitutional reforms. Sirisena, who will later in the day take oath as the seventh President of Sri Lanka, beat the incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa after securing 51.28 percent of the votes cast. Meanwhile, President Pranab Mukherjee congratulated Sri Lanka President-elect Maithiripala Sirisena on his poll victory. Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that the election process is an internal matter of Sri Lanka and hoped that both Sri Lanka and India share good relations. Meanwhile, Congress unit of Tamil Nadu President EVKS Elangovan expressed his happiness over Sirisena's victory. Jan 9, 2015

It's very important that probe be done professionally without any predetermined outcome or political

Thrissur, Jan 09 (ANI): Former Union Minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday broke his silence over the murder case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. Days after the Delhi Police registered a case of murder, Tharoor said that he was completely taken aback by the turn of events and wants the probe to be done professionally without any predetermined outcome or political pressure. He added that he would fully cooperate with the authorities. Jan 9, 2015