French intervention in CAR dangerous but vital, Hollande

President Francois Hollande on Tuesday said France's intervention in the Central African Republic is dangerous but vital to avoid a bloodbath, during a visit to shore up morale after two elite French soldiers were killed. Duration: 01:09 Dec 12, 2013

Malaria down but big challenges remain: WHO

The fight against malaria has saved 3.3 million lives worldwide since 2000 but the mosquito-borne disease still killed 627,000 people last year, mainly children in Africa, the World Health Organization said. Duration: 01:03 Dec 12, 2013

Thai PM sees little risk of another coup

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Wednesday she was confident the military would not launch another coup to try to end the kingdom's political crisis, despite a history of seizing power. Duration: 01:25 Dec 12, 2013

S. African tears as Mandela lies in state

Thousands of South Africans joined a mile-long queue to see Nelson Mandela's coffin on Wednesday and pay their last respects to the former South African leader. Duration: 01:03 Dec 12, 2013

Mandela memorial sign language interpreter a 'fraud'

South Africa's deaf community on Wednesday accused the sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial of being a fake, who had merely flapped his arms around during speeches. Duration: 00:13 Dec 12, 2013

End of the road for VW's iconic camper vans

Ten years after Volkswagen's legendary Beetle drove off into the sunset, another motoring icon, the VW camper van, takes its leave from the world's automobile stage this month. Duration: 00:36 Dec 12, 2013

Protests as India re-criminalizes gay sex

India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a colonial-era ban on gay sex that could see homosexuals jailed for up to 10 years in a major setback for rights campaigners in the world's biggest democracy. Duration: 02:01 Dec 11, 2013

Protests erupt after condemned Islamist leader wins 11th hour reprieve in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Dec 11 (ANI): Protests erupted in Bangladesh after Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah won a dramatic stay of execution, hours before he was due to be hanged, according to his lawyers, allaying fears for now of a violent backlash less than a month before elections are due in the country. Mollah, who was found guilty in February of war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan and was due to be hanged at one minute past midnight at Dhaka Central Jail. Dec 11, 2013