US, Russia fail to bridge diferences before Crimea vote

The United States and Russia failed on Friday to resolve a Cold-War-style crisis sparked by Moscow's military intervention in Crimea and the Ukrainian peninsula's weekend referendum on joining Kremlin rule. Duration: 01:01 Mar 15, 2014

Jordan protesters want peace treaty with Israel annulled

Around 1,000 people demonstrated Friday near the Israeli embassy in Amman to protest the killing of a Jordanian judge by Israeli soldiers, demanding a peace deal between the countries be annulled. Duration: 00:39 Mar 15, 2014

Ecuador uses thousands of CCTV cameras to fight crime

CCTV camera surveillance is gaining ground in Ecuador. Introduced to fight crime the cameras are now omnipresent. While some welcome the initiative, others fear that they intrude on private lives or used to monitor political opponents. Duration:02:21 Mar 15, 2014

Obama still hopes for 'diplomatic solution' on Crimea

Meeting with Irish PM Enda Kenny, US President Barack Obama said Friday he continues to hope for a diplomatic solution on Crimea, but warned of "consequences" for Russia if none is found. Duration: 00:57 Mar 15, 2014

Crimean Tatars protest against 'illegal' referendum

Around 500 Crimean Tatars took to the streets after prayers on Islam's holy day Friday to protest against an "illegal" referendum on closer ties with Russia which they plan to boycott. Duration: 01:04 Mar 15, 2014

Slovaks vote for president, with PM in power play

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico is poised to win a presidential election that begins Saturday, sparking concern that his leftist Social Democrats could monopolise power in the eurozone member. Duration: 00:47 Mar 15, 2014

US restaurants turn to tablets for speed dining

Restaurants like Chili's and Bolt Burgers, a fast-casual joint in Washington, are turning to touchscreen tablets to allow diners to place their orders, pay for meals, and even play games on the handheld devices. Duration: 00:54 Mar 15, 2014

19 killed in two bomb attacks in Pakistan

Two separate bomb attacks targeting security forces in Pakistan have killed 19 people according to officials, the latest violence to hit peace talks between the government and Taliban militants. Duration: 01:01 Mar 15, 2014

Crimea's Tatars pray for peace before referendum

Crimean Tatars gathered Friday for prayers on Islam's holy day, with many voicing fears for the future ahead of a referendum Sunday expected to lead to closer ties with Moscow. Duration: 00:55 Mar 14, 2014

Malaysia forced to expand fruitless jet search

Malaysia confirms that the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane had been expanded into the Indian Ocean, but declines to comment on US reports that the jet had flown for hours after going missing. Duration: 01:01 Mar 14, 2014

Cyprus scrambling back from the brink of bankruptcy

A year after a financial earthquake shattered years of prosperity in Cyprus, an austerity plan has put the eastern Mediterranean island back on track despite the bitter pill of rising unemployment. Duration: 02:35 Mar 14, 2014

Former Serbian president campaigns ahead of vote

Serbs will vote in snap polls on Sunday with the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) tipped to capitalise on a wave of public support after opening membership talks with the European Union. Duration: 00:43 Mar 14, 2014