'Bionic hand' can now sense shape, texture

An amputee with a bionic hand has for the first time been able to feel the texture and shape of objects in his grasp, European researchers said Wednesday. Duration: 01:54 Feb 6, 2014

Pacific castaway's former boss not surprised he survived

José Salvador Alvarenga, the Pacific castaway who spent 13 months adrift in a small fishing boat, used to lead a very modest and hard life for a fisherman long before he got lost at sea, his colleagues remember. Duration: 01:18 Feb 6, 2014

Spanish cargo ship breaks in two off French coast

France's Transport Minister Frederic Cuvillier says there is probably no risk "of massive pollution" near Bayonne, where a Spanish cargo ship hit a dyke and split in two, raising fears of a fuel leak. Duration: 00:40 Feb 6, 2014

Ranchers pray for rain in drought-hit California

California Governor Jerry Brown declares a state of emergency due to what could be the worst drought in a century. For ranchers, the drought means no grass for their cattle, forcing them to buy expensive hay or just sell their cows. Duration: 01:26 Feb 6, 2014

Embattled Erdogan rallies Berlin's Turkish community

Wracked by a damaging corruption scandal at home, a defiant Turkish prime minister took his election campaign to the streets of Berlin Tuesday, seeking to rally Germany's vast Turkish community. Duration: 00:47 Feb 6, 2014

Carmakers hope for better days at morose India Auto Show

Global car manufacturers jostled for attention at the opening of the Indian Auto Expo on Wednesday, attempting to revive buyers' interest in a local market that is contracting for the first time in a decade. Duration: 00:47 Feb 6, 2014

China's military rise prominent in 2014 IISS defence outlook

The rise in Asian power, unrest in The Central African Republic and cyber security were all topics top of the agenda during the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Military Balance 2014 annual assessment. Duration:00:57 Feb 6, 2014

Bosnia celebrates 30th anniversary of Sarajevo Games

Thirty years ago Sarajevo was the host of the 1984 Winter Olympics. A ceremony to remember the event was held in Jahorina on Saturday, during which national ski star Zana Novakovic lit a symbolic torch. Duration: 01:02 Feb 6, 2014

Iraqi forces make slow progress in Ramadi

Iraqi security forces and pro-government tribal fighters are making slow progress in Ramadi, retaking several neighbourhoods that had been militant strongholds in recent days, according to officers and an AFP journalist. Duration: 00:30 Feb 6, 2014