Greenpeace demo in Davos targets Gazprom

In the Swiss resort of Davos, a number of Greenpeace activists donned polar bear suits to demonstrate against Gazprom's arctic drilling which began in December. Duration: 00:44 Jan 24, 2014

Rebels and government in South Sudan sign ceasefire

South Sudan's government and rebels on Thursday signed a ceasefire agreement, pledging to halt fighting within 24 hours and end five weeks of bitter conflict that has left thousands dead. Duration: 00:48 Jan 24, 2014

Stigma fades but leprosy still a threat in Senegal

Along the Atlantic coast of Senegal lies the country's largest former leper colony. Officially designated as a "social rehabilitation village", MBalling's inhabitants wish it could return to being simply a village like any other. Duration: 02:28 Jan 24, 2014

Spain's unemployed struggle daily to make ends meet

After five years of stop-start recession sparked by a 2008 property crash, Spain began to show economic growth in the third quarter of 2013 but activity has been too meagre to deliver a significant number of new jobs. Duration: 00:50 Jan 24, 2014

Despite progress leprosy still a threat in Senegal

The Petite Cote, the sun-drenched heart of Senegal's tourist industry, boasts mile-upon-mile of shimmering Atlantic coastline shaded by towering cocoa palms -- and the country's largest former leper colony. Duration: 01:13 Jan 24, 2014

Pakistan Shiites protest over bus bombing

Thousands demonstrated in cities across Pakistan on Thursday against the killing of 24 Shiite Muslim pilgrims in a bomb attack, as their relatives refused to bury their bodies in a powerful gesture of protest. Duration: 01:13 Jan 24, 2014

Spain ends 2013 with jobless rate above 26%

Spain announced Thursday its unemployment rate topped 26 percent in the final quarter of 2013 as the eurozone's fourth-largest economy emerged only haltingly from a long, job-wrecking recession. Duration: 00:51 Jan 24, 2014

Latest 3D printing showcased at World Economic Forum

Technological innovation is a key topic at the World Economic Forum and one promoter says this new method of applying 3D printing to manufacturing could turn traditional models of buying and selling on their heads. Duration: 00:40 Jan 24, 2014

Iranian leader lauds new relationship with United States

Iran on Thursday stepped up its efforts to woo investors and normalise its relations with the West with an offer to help create a new multilateral body tasked with stabilising global energy supplies. Duration: 00:34 Jan 24, 2014

Thousands of South African miners down tools over wages

Tens of thousands of angry South African platinum miners downed tools on Thursday demanding that their entry-level pay be doubled to $1,150 a month. Union leaders have now agreed to government-brokered talks aimed at resolving the dispute. Jan 23, 2014