Desperate Syrians continue to flood Jordan border

They fled air strikes and shelling, but many of Syria's three million refugees have found little comfort elsewhere, suffering in squalid camps and risking death to reach safety. Duration: 0:50 Dec 13, 2013

Kenya marks 50 years of freedom with challenges ahead

Kenyans marked half a century of independence from Britain on Thursday, celebrating progress of the regional economic powerhouse but also struggling to shake off a legacy of corruption, inequality and ethnic violence. Duration: 0:48 Dec 13, 2013

Ethiopia's colossal human airlift from Saudi Arabia

When Ethiopia started repatriating its citizens living illegally in Saudi Arabia last month, 30,000 people were expected to return. Today, four times that amount have been repatriated -- with numbers still swelling daily. Dec 13, 2013

Winter storm pummels Mideast, blankets Jerusalem

A bruising winter storm brought severe weather to the Middle East Thursday. The weather sent temperatures plunging and brought heavy snow at higher elevations, including in Jerusalem, where schools were closed and conditions were expected to worsen. Dec 13, 2013

Thousands queue to bid farewell to Mandela

Up to 14,000 people viewed Nelson Mandela's body on the first day of his lying in state, the government said Thursday, announcing that shuttle services for the second day had reached capacity. Dec 13, 2013

Santa Claus swims with fish in Tokyo

A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume swims with fish, feeds a stingray and hugs a nurse shark at the Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo. Duration: 00:36 Dec 13, 2013

Muslims in Central African Republic bury their dead

The situation appeared calmer on Wednesday in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, where hundreds were slaughtered with clubs and machetes last week. 1600 French troops were deployed to the country last weekend. Duration: 01:18 Dec 13, 2013

Yemen TV airs images of Qaeda-claimed assault

Yemeni state television has aired violent images of an Al-Qaeda-claimed assault last week on a defence ministry complex in Sanaa showing the assailants executing civilians and medics in cold blood. Duration: 00:34 Dec 13, 2013

'12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' top Globe nods

Historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and crime film "American Hustle" won most nominations for the Golden Globes with seven nods each Thursday, as Hollywood's awards season gets into full swing. Dec 13, 2013

Kiev protesters hold their ground, EU's Ashton hopeful

Ukrainian demonstrators celebrated three weeks of protests Thursday over the government's decision to reject a historic EU deal, as the United States threatened sanctions after a failed police raid on the protest barricades. Duration: 01:08 Dec 13, 2013