Kerry tells Iraq global coalition will defeat jihadists

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday in Baghdad that a global coalition will defeat jihadists in Iraq and Syria, hours before President Barack Obama is expected to announce expanded strikes against them. Duration: 00:25 Sep 11, 2014

Psychiatrist looks at Pistorius case before judgement day

"Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius appears in court on Thursday to face judgement over the killing of his model girlfriend, ending a six-month trial that turned the amputee's private life into a global spectacle. Duration: 01:13 Sep 11, 2014

Schools open in Iraqi Kurdistan despite IS crisis

As children in one school observe its opening ceremony, at least 400,000 others were unable to go back on Wednesday in Iraqi Kurdistan, where many classrooms are used as shelters for people displaced by the Islamic State offensive. Duration: 01:02 Sep 11, 2014

UK party leaders' Scotland visit seen as 'desperate'

As Britain's party leaders -- David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg -- visit Scotland to plead with voters to stay in the UK, many from the 'yes' campaign saw the trip as a 'desperate last gasp' attempt to sway Scots to vote 'no'. Duration: 01:45 Sep 11, 2014

Kashmir Indians, Pakistanis angry over flood rescue delay

Anger mounted Wednesday over the slow pace of rescue operations in Indian Kashmir as officials said they were "overwhelmed" by the scale that has left hundreds of thousands stranded in the Himalayan region and neighbouring Pakistan. Duration: 01:00 Sep 11, 2014

Merkel 'proud' of budget, insists on rigour in EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced pride on Wednesday in her country's strong budget and called on EU states "finally" to respect joint fiscal rules, as France delayed meeting a key EU target. Duration: 00:50 Sep 10, 2014

Israel dismantles provocative new Al-Aqsa ramp

Israel on Wednesday dismantled a newly erected wooden access ramp to Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound that would have increased access for non-Muslims but angered Jordan. Duration: 00:39 Sep 10, 2014

Scent of victory boosts Scottish independence campaign

Pounding the streets of Edinburgh, campaigners for Scottish independence are more hopeful than ever that they can win next week's referendum -- and a last-minute visit by British PM David Cameron cannot dampen their enthusiasm. Duration: 01:16 Sep 10, 2014