Zuma must repay 'unlawful, excessive' home renovations

South Africa's public ombudsman says some of the $23 million taxpayer-funded refurbishments at President Jacob Zuma's luxurious residence were unlawful and orders him to repay part of the cost. Duration: 01:00 Mar 20, 2014

Toulouse remembers victims of 2012 shooting spree

Two years ago the French town of Toulouse was terrorised by a serial shooter who gunned down 7 people. Today the town paid tribute to the children that were killed by Mohamed Merah at their school. Duration: 00:39 Mar 20, 2014

Heavy security deployment in Algeria desert city on edge

Despite the deployment of 10,000 security force members, schools and shops remains shut in Ghardaia, a once-popular tourist destination in central Algeria on edge after days of deadly sectarian violence. Duration: 00:42 Mar 20, 2014

Malaysian officials: 'data deleted' from pilot's simulator

Data was deleted from the home flight simulator used by the pilot of missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 and investigators are working to recover it, Malaysian Minister of Transport Hishamuddin Hussein said Wednesday. Duration: 00:35 Mar 20, 2014

Israel bombs Syria army targets after Golan attack

Israel launched air raids against Syrian army positions early Wednesday and issued a stark warning to Damascus just hours after a bomb on the occupied Golan wounded four Israeli soldiers. Duration: 00:42 Mar 20, 2014

Uncertain future for Crimea's tourist industry

Crimea's tourist industry fears for its future as Ukraine and Russia wrangle over its status. Voters chose to join Russia on Sunday -- and Moscow pledged at least $1bn to buoy the economy. Duration: 02:02 Mar 19, 2014

Ukranians in Kiev foresee military conflict in Crimea

Pro-European protesters in Kiev believe a military conflict with Russia is now inevitable, after a Ukranian soldier died when a group of pro-Russian gunmen stormed a Ukrainian military centre in Simferopol on Tuesday. Duration: 01:06 Mar 19, 2014

Fast-paced 'parkour' offers outlet for Iranian girls

The acrobatic sport of parkour is increasingly popular in Tehran. And women in the Islamic Republic are rising above social constraints to practise the sport with dedication and determination. Duration: 02:11 Mar 19, 2014

China's urban drive risks digging economic hole

Chinese workers in coal-mining villages who bear the brunt of toxic air and tragic accidents face finding new jobs due to government plans to shut down half the province's mines in a bid to fight the country's pollution. Duration: 02:00 Mar 19, 2014

Lok Sabha Elections 2014: 10 Key Contestants Worth to Watch

The general election to the lower house Lok Sabha is to be held from 7 April to 12 May in nine phases. The polls are going to form the 16th Lok Sabha. Though some of the parties are yet to annouce their candidates, here are 10 key contestants for the Lok Sabha election. Mar 19, 2014