Gazans celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fatah

Palestinians in Gaza City attended a rally marking the 50th anniversary of the Fatah movement's creation. Fatah was founded by the late Yasser Arafat and formally launched its armed struggle against Israel on January 1, 1965. Duration: 00:50 Jan 1, 2015

Two-year-old fatally shoots mother in US

A two-year-old in a shopping cart at a Walmart store shoots and kills his mother with a handgun from her purse, in the latest US shooting tragedy. Duration: 00:44 Jan 1, 2015

First AirAsia bodies arrive as bad weather hampers recovery

Indonesia's search and rescue agency confirmed that seven bodies had been recovered Wednesday after AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crashed into the sea. The plane had taken off Sunday in Surabaya, destined for Singapore. Duration: 01:04 Jan 1, 2015

Iran "strongly disapproves" the new American sanctions

The United States added nine individuals and entities to its Iran sanctions blacklist in a move condemned Wednesday by Tehran as a "blatant violation" of goodwill amid long-running nuclear talks. Duration: 00:30 Jan 1, 2015

Appeal for witnesses after French police attack

French investigators probe a suspected 'radical Islamic' attack on police that left two officers seriously injured and the assailant dead, calling on eyewitnesses to come forward amid the circulation of false rumours. Duration: 00:55 Jan 1, 2015

Hamas blasts Mahmud Abbas over failed UN bid

The Islamist Hamas movement denounced Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Wednesday for "failure" to push through a UN resolution setting an end date for the Israeli occupation. Duration: 00:44 Jan 1, 2015

Israel PM faces party vote ahead of snap election

Members of Israel's ruling Likud began voting Wednesday for their party leader with rightwing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeking another term at the helm ahead of snap elections in March. Duration: 00:32 Dec 31, 2014

Sydney sets off global New Year celebrations

Australia's biggest city leads the world in welcoming the New Year with spectacular fireworks over Sydney Harbour, defying terrorist fears days after a deadly siege. Duration: 00:25 Dec 31, 2014

Floods kill dozens in Malaysia, waters recede

At least 21 people have been killed and eight others are missing after the worst flooding in decades across Malaysia's northeast, with almost a quarter of a million people displaced. Duration: 00:32 Dec 31, 2014

Lithuania joins eurozone to seal ties with West

Lithuania switches over to the euro on the 1st of January 2015, becoming the last Baltic nation to adopt Europe's single currency, as it hopes to boost stability despite fears of inflation and eurozone debt woes. Duration: 01:25 Dec 31, 2014