Rwandan to go on trial in France over 1994 genocide

A French court will try Pascal Simbikangwa over his alleged involvement in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The trial of is due to start in the French capital on the 4th of February. Duration: 01:53 Feb 4, 2014

Merger deal between S.African opposition parties fails

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille denies her party entered into a partnership with Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele merely because they wanted a black face for their organisation. Duration: 00:58 Feb 4, 2014

Explosion and mortar fire near French embassy in Yemen

The French embassy in Sanaa was operating normally on Monday after a series of night-time attacks near the chancellery and the ministry of defence in the Yemeni capital, which wounded three people, according to diplomatic and police sources. Duration: 00:31 Feb 4, 2014

Student kills two in Moscow school hostage crisis

An armed student on Monday briefly took 20 teenagers hostage in a Moscow school and killed a policeman and a teacher before being detained amid security jitters ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Duration: 01:01 Feb 4, 2014

Deadly rainy season leaves 44 dead in Bolivia

Bolivia's deadly rainy season has claimed 44 lives and affected around 33,700 families, according to the latest numbers given by authorities. Bolivia President Evo Morales declared a state of emergency last Tuesday to assist victims. Duration: 00:40 Feb 3, 2014

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spews ash, lava

Ecuador has declared a state of alert for towns and village around Tungurahua volcano and evacuated hundreds of residents after the volcano, which has been rumbling on and off since 1999. Duration: 00:31 Feb 3, 2014

Jamaat chief, ULFA leader sentenced to death over Chittagong arms haul

New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): In a landmark verdict, a metropolitan court in Bangladesh has handed out death penalty to 14 people, including the Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rehman Nizami and prominent leader of separatist Indian outfit ULFA, Paresh Barua in the Chittagong arms haul case. BNP leader Lutfozzaman Babar has also been sentenced to death. The seizure, which took place on April 1 2004 in Chittagong, was of 10-truck loads of weapons which were headed to the ULFA hideouts in north-eastern India through Bangladesh. ULFA’s military wing Chief Paresh Barua has been sentenced to death in absentia. Feb 3, 2014

AAP cabinet clears Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill - Part - 2

New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): The AAP cabinet on Monday cleared the draft of the Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill. Earlier in the day, the party led by Arvind Kejriwal held a crucial cabinet meeting. The Jan Lokpal Bill pushed by AAP has the office of the Chief Minister, legislators and bureaucrats under its ambit. It also includes measures like stricter punishments if found guilty of corruption and provision of protection for whistle-blowers and witnesses. Feb 3, 2014