Ceasefire holds in Ukraine's flashpoint city of Slavyansk

Ukraine's new Western-backed president faced pressure on Tuesday to negotiate with top rebel commanders after a surprise turnabout in which the insurgents agreed to a truce and talks on ending their pro-Russian uprising. Duration: 00:46 Jun 25, 2014

Egypt's Sisi 'will not interfere' after Jazeera trial

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Tuesday Egypt's authorities "will not interfere in judicial matters" a day after three Al-Jazeera journalists were jailed for between seven and 10 years. Duration: 01:02 Jun 25, 2014

Freed Christian woman arrested trying to leave Sudan

Sudanese Christian woman was arrested Tuesday at Khartoum airport a day after a court annulled her death sentence for apostasy and released her from prison, a source familiar with the incident said. Duration: 01:09 Jun 25, 2014

US John Kerry visist Iraqi Kurdistan, meets leader

US Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced visit to Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region Tuesday as he pressed an urgent diplomatic drive to stop the fractious country tearing apart. Duration: 00:41 Jun 25, 2014

Organic farm in Benin sows example for Africa

With his pilgrim's staff and Panama hat, Father Godfrey Nzamujo nips up and down the paths of Songhai, the organic farm he created nearly 30 years ago as a tool against poverty and rural migration in Africa. Duration: 02:21 Jun 25, 2014

Japan unveils 'world's first' android newscaster

Japanese scientists on Tuesday unveiled what they said was the world's first news-reading android, eerily lifelike and possessing a sense of humour to match her perfect language skills. Duration: 01:20 Jun 24, 2014