Japan's golden generation shows no sign of slowing down

For many people in the autumn of their lives, walking up stairs is the biggest physical challenge they face. But in Japan, race tracks, hammer or pole vault await competitors at the Kyoto Masters, some of them more than 100 years old. Duration: 02:32 Aug 28, 2014

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's new president

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who will be Turkey's next president after an easy election victory, climbed from a humble youth in Istanbul to become significant but controversial leader in the Islamic world. Duration: 03:04 Aug 28, 2014

Poroshenko: All sides in Minsk backed Kiev peace plan

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says all sides backed Kiev's peace proposals for ending the fighting in east Ukraine following talks with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Minsk. Duration: 01:00 Aug 28, 2014

Germany tightens laws against suspected hate crimes

The German government passes measures requiring police and courts to take tougher action against suspected hate crimes, following a neo-Nazi killing spree that went unsolved for more than a decade. Duration: 00:46 Aug 28, 2014

IMF chief under investigation for negligence in graft case

IMF chief Christine Lagarde, one of the world's most powerful women, announces she had been placed under formal investigation for "negligence" over a multi-million-euro graft case relating to her time as French finance minister. Duration: 00:48 Aug 28, 2014

South African 'green' taxi rank unveiled

South Africa's first 'green' taxi rank was unveiled on Monday close to Cape Town. The facility generates its own electricity and harvests rainwater. Duration: 00:38 Aug 27, 2014

Wife of jailed Morsi aide pleads for Egypt action

The wife of an imprisoned former top Egyptian presidential aide is in Geneva this week seeking UN help to free her husband and end "horrific" rights abuses in the country. Duration: 00:41 Aug 27, 2014