France's Hollande visits typhoon-hit Philippine town

French President Francois Hollande visits a remote Philippine town devastated by one of the world's strongest typhoons, seeking to sound a global alarm on climate change ahead of a crucial UN summit. Duration: 00:32 Feb 27, 2015

Banksy leaves his mark in war-ravaged Gaza

World-renowned graffiti artist Banksy has caused a stir in the Gaza Strip, apparently secretly travelling to the Palestinian territory and painting murals on buildings ruined by the latest conflict. Duration: 00:56 Feb 27, 2015

Atheist US blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

A prominent American blogger of Bangladeshi origin is hacked to death with machetes by unidentified assailants in Dhaka, police say, with the atheist writer's family claiming he had received numerous threats from Islamists. Duration: 00:37 Feb 27, 2015

U.S., Cuba kick off second round of talks

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Cuban and U.S. officials met in Washington on Friday (February 27) for a second round of talks aimed at restoring diplomatic relations, amid friction over Cuba's Feb 27, 2015

Mexico captures most wanted drug kingpin, 'La Tuta'

Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, the leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel, known for his online mockery of the Mexican government, has been captured. Police say they arrested Gomez in the Michoacan Feb 27, 2015

Modi addresses Lok Sabha, politicos react

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Political reactions flowed in on Friday over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reply in the Lok Sabha to the debate on the President's address. Feb 27, 2015

Finance minister gives final touches to budget

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Friday gave final touches to 2015-16 budget a day ahead of its presentation in Parliament. Jaitley was accompanied by his junior colleague Jayant Sinha and officials. The economic survey, the basis for Jaitley's budget for the fiscal year starting April 1, forecast the economy would grow by 8.1-8.5 percent under a new calculation method that makes India the world's top-growing big economy. It said a return to the heady days of double-digit economic growth was expected. Feb 27, 2015

Essar French cruise controversy: Gadkari denies travelling on Essar's money

Mumbai, Feb 27 (ANI): Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday admitted that he had taken a chopper ride from French city Nice to Riviera waterfront for the yacht cruise during a trip he had made in 2013. He added that he was not a minister, MP or MLA during that time and that he had paid from the entire trip from his "family account". Gadkari was at the was at the centre of a controversy over reports that he and his family had spent two nights on a luxury yacht owned by Essar group in the waters of French Riviera in July, 2013 on which a PIL was filed in the Supreme Court. Feb 27, 2015

Philip Hammond: Weapons for Ukraine still an option

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has outlined Britains stance on the conflict in Ukraine, telling a news conference in Budapest on 27 February that weapons could still be provided to Ukrainian armed forces if the situation on the ground changes. Feb 27, 2015