Tokyo zoo stages 'gorilla escape'

Staff at a Japanese zoo chase a keeper in a gorilla costume as part of an annual escape drill to brush up their skills in the event of a real breakout. Feb 7, 2014

Ukraine far-right paramilitary defiant over protests

Even as Ukraine's main opposition leaders meet with the authorities to try to resolve their long-running standoff, one influential and unrepentant voice stands out -- that of far-right paramilitary leader Dmytro Yarosh. Feb 7, 2014

Look beyond Olympic hype, Pussy Riot says

Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot call for a boycott of the Sochi Olympic Games as they take their campaign against Vladimir Putin's civil liberties crackdown to New York. Duration: 01:27 Feb 6, 2014

Ambiguity over Egypt army chief's presidential bid

Egypt's army said Thursday a Kuwaiti newspaper "misinterpreted" remarks by Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in which he said he would run for president, saying he would announce such a decision only to the Egyptian people. Duration: 00:33 Feb 6, 2014

Pacific castaway's homecoming delayed

Pacific castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga's departure from the Marshall Islands is delayed for health reasons as the family of the now-dead companion with whom he set sail seeks answers. Duration: 01:00 Feb 6, 2014

Seven bombs hit Baghdad as US lawmakers slam Maliki

Seven bombs ripped through Baghdad killing five people Thursday, hours after American lawmakers criticised the slow pace of political reconciliation in Iraq which they said was stoking the worsening violence. Duration: 00:36 Feb 6, 2014

Hundreds take on Empire State Building race

Hundreds of runners from around the world gather in New York to compete in the annual Empire State Building Run-Up, racing up 86 floors, 1,576 steps, and 1,050 feet from the lobby to the iconic 86th floor Observatory. Duration: 01:22 Feb 6, 2014

Family of castaway's dead companion wants answers

The fisherman who says he survived a 13-month journey in the Pacific should return to Mexico to explain the death of a young man who accompanied him, the victim's family says. Duration: 01:29 Feb 6, 2014

Thai farmers protest in new challenge to PM

Dozens of Thai rice farmers mount a protest in the capital Bangkok in the latest show of public anger against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's embattled government. Duration: 00:41 Feb 6, 2014

India warns US of consequences on visa reform

India warns the United States of consequences for its companies if lawmakers tighten visa rules on high-tech firms as part of an immigration overhaul. Duration: 00:48 Feb 6, 2014