France steps up security at Jewish schools

France announced an unprecedented deployment of thousands of troops and police to bolster security at "sensitive" sites including Jewish schools Monday, the day after marches that drew nearly four million people across the country. Duration: 01:13 Jan 12, 2015

Cyprus Airways employees protest airline closure

Cyprus Airways former employees demonstrated outside the Finance Ministry against the airline's closure over the weekend. Cyprus decided to halt flights, calling the closure of debt-laden Cyprus Airways "unavoidable". Duration: 01:01 Jan 12, 2015

Iraqis react to the latest developments in France

Iraqis express opinions on the dramatic events in Paris, a day after historic anti-terrorism demonstrations in France. More than 1.5 million people marched through Paris on Sunday for those murdered in Jihadist attacks in France. Duration: 00:56 Jan 12, 2015

Once-blind orangutan returns to Indonesian wild

A once-blind female orangutan who regained her sight with surgery returns to the rainforests of Indonesia's Sumatra island, but with only one of her young twins, an environment group says. Duration: 01:30 Jan 12, 2015

Donetsk coal mine closes after heavy shelling

Heavy shelling in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine left 364 miners trapped underground and forced the mine to stop operating. All the miners were safely brought to the surface but the underground chambers are now full of gas. Duration: 00:51 Jan 12, 2015

Croatia elects first woman president after tight vote

Opposition challenger Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic is elected Croatia's first female president, narrowly winning a tight run-off vote with a pledge to kickstart the EU country's ailing economy. Duration: 01:02 Jan 12, 2015

S. Korea's Park says open to summit with N. Korea's Kim

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye says she is willing to hold unconditional talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, and to "meet just about anyone" to seek peace and reunification on the peninsula. Duration: 00:56 Jan 12, 2015

Hooch Tragedy in Lucknow, at least 7 dead and several hospitalised

Lucknow, Jan 12 (ANI): At least 7 people are reported to be dead and several others injured after Hooch tragedy in Lucknow. SSP of Lucknow Yashasvi Yadav said that at least 7 people were reported to be dead and supposedly the liquor which the victims consumed was poisonous. Meanwhile, IG for Law and Order in Uttar Pradesh, A Satish Ganesh said that the bodies have been sent for post mortem after which the actual cause of death might be known. Jan 12, 2015

Japan gear to capture beauty market in Asia

Japan, Jan 12 (ANI): Japanese actor Yuki Furukawa recently visited Guangzhou city in China to promote cosmetic brand 'SK-II'. The cosmetic brand launched an online shop in "T-MALL" which is an online shopping site run by Alibaba Group in China. Yuki Furukawa, who belongs to Japanese entertainment agency, HARIPRO, was appointed as a poster boy of 'SK-II'. The in charge of publicity campaign explains why 'SK-II'.which sells women's cosmetics, chose a male for the promotion. Many Japanese cosmetic brands are launching new products for beauty conscious people. Cosmetics brand 'THREE', which has its flagship shop 'THREE AOYAMA' in Tokyo has recently released a beauty product, which is not to be used for skin but a supplement to eat. Not only restaurant, THREE AOYAMA also has a spa room. With their cosmetics they support to keep healthy skin and relaxed healthy mind. They also have another milestone product for outside of body. Jan 12, 2015