French president's ex-partner Royal joins new government

Hollande's ex-partner and mother of his four children, Segolene Royal was named environment and energy minister in a spectacular return to mainstream politics for the woman who lost the 2007 presidential election to Nicolas Sarkozy. Duration: 00:39 Apr 3, 2014

Hungary's PM braces for Sunday's election

To some he's the hero of the Hungarian nation, to others he's a borderline dictator; the people of Hungary head to the polls Sunday to decide whether Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban should serve a third term in office. Duration: 02:33 Apr 3, 2014

Stolen Gauguin found in retired worker's Sicilian home

Italy on Wednesday said it had recovered a painting worth millions of euros by Paul Gauguin, stolen in London in 1970, bought by an Italian factory worker for a pittance and hung in his kitchen for almost 40 years. Duration: 01:11 Apr 3, 2014

Hundreds attend Zalmai Rassoul election rally in Kabul

Hundreds attended an election rally for Zalmai Rassoul in Kabul on Wednesday, as the presidential candidate told supporters "we will implement law equally on everyone and no one including myself will be allowed to breach the law". Duration: 01:02 Apr 3, 2014

Guinea struggles to contain Ebola outbreak

Aid organisation Doctors Without Borders said Monday an Ebola outbreak suspected of killing at least 78 people in Guinea was an "unprecedented epidemic" that had spread across the west African nation. Duration: 01:07 Apr 3, 2014

Afghan police secure area after Taliban suicide attack

A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up at the Afghan interior ministry, killing six police officers just three days before the country's presidential election, which the insurgents have vowed to disrupt. Duration: 00:24 Apr 3, 2014

MH370 relatives reject satellite evidence

Distraught relatives of passengers on the missing MH370 jet continued to pray on Wednesday as some of them rejected evidence that suggests their loved ones died in the southern Indian Ocean. Duration: 00:42 Apr 3, 2014

Kabul's 'Bush bazaar' hopes election will revive business

Kabul shopkeeper Haji Najimullah is furious with the Americans. Not for their long military intervention in Afghanistan, but the fact they are leaving, robbing his market stall of an important supplier. Duration: 00:35 Apr 2, 2014

Lebanon army expands operation in restive Tripoli

Lebanese troops moved into a restive Sunni area in the northern city of Tripoli Wednesday, in the second stage of a plan aimed at quelling deadly Syria-linked violence there, a security source said. Duration: 00:33 Apr 2, 2014

Egypian police general killed in Cairo campus blasts

Two bombs targeting security posts near Cairo University exploded in quick succession on Wednesday killing a police general, followed by a third blast as police and journalists gathered at the scene. Duration: 00:43 Apr 2, 2014