Central Africa's Muslims await corridor to safety

Muslims living in the crisis-torn capital of Central African Republic wait to be evacuated from the PK 12 district of Bangui. The UN has already evacuated almost 100 Muslims from Bangui to "save their lives", according to officials. Duration: 01:22 Apr 24, 2014

Rio ramps up security after deadly unrest

Just 50 days before Brazil hosts the World Cup, authorities beefed up security Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro after a violent clash between residents and police in a slum near the tourist haven of Copacabana beach. Duration: 01:19 Apr 24, 2014

Desmond Tutu reflects on South Africa's 20 past years

Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu Wednesday celebrated 20 years of freedom in South Africa as a "heck of an achievement", while confirming that he would not vote for the ruling party in upcoming elections. Duration: 01:05 Apr 24, 2014

Pro-Kiev activists risk all in Ukraine's rebel east

Pro-Ukraine activists living in the east of the country, where pro-Kremlin separatists have taken over a swathe of administrative buildings, can face threats, verbal abuse or beatings. Duration: 02:00 Apr 24, 2014

Syria lawmaker becomes first presidential challenger

A communist lawmaker has registered as the first challenger for the Syrian presidency in an upcoming election expected to return incumbent Bashar al-Assad to power, the speaker of parliament said Wednesday. Duration: 00:23 Apr 24, 2014

Obama arrives in Japan for tension-filled Asia trip

US President Barack Obama landed in Tokyo Wednesday to launch an Asian tour dedicated to reinvigorating his policy of "rebalancing" US foreign policy towards a dynamic Asia. Duration: 00:44 Apr 23, 2014

UN joint mission starts removing landmines in Cyprus

The UN mission in Cyprus (UNFICYP) led a mine clearance demonstration on Wednesday in the UN-controlled buffer zone where demining operations are being conducted near the Cypriot village of Mammari. Duration: 01:00 Apr 23, 2014

Hong Kong says Philippine hostage row over

The Hong Kong government says a long-running dispute with the Philippines over a deadly hostage crisis has ended following a deal on an apology and compensation. Duration: 01:24 Apr 23, 2014