French rugby team warns Kiwis ahead of test match

The French rugby team warns New Zealand that they won't just be "sparring partners" for the All Blacks, ahead of their match at the Parisian Stade de France on Saturday. Duration: 00:42 Nov 7, 2013

US and Cameroon authors win top French literary prize

The Femina committee awarded its prize for best French novel to Cameroonian Leonora Miano for "La Saison de l'ombre" ("The Season of Darkness") and its prize for best foreign novel to American Richard Ford for his novel "Canada." Duration: 1:22 Nov 7, 2013

Garbage clogs streets of Madrid as sweepers strike

Rubbish piled up in the gutters of Madrid on Thursday as a strike by street-sweepers facing sackings and salary cuts began to leave its mark on the major tourist destination. Duration: 0:55 Nov 7, 2013

PLO official urges global probe into Arafat 'killing'

A PLO official on Thursday called for an international inquiry into "the killing" of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, a day after Swiss scientists said he probably died from polonium poisoning. Duration: 00:53 Nov 7, 2013

Morocco king hits back at W.Sahara rights criticism

King Mohammed VI reacted angrily to international criticism of Morocco's human rights record in the annexed Western Sahara late Wednesday, insisting the kingdom needed no lessons from anybody. Duration: 00:44 Nov 7, 2013

Colombia and FARC strike deal on key peace issue

Colombia's government and FARC guerrillas have reached agreement on the rebels' future participation in politics, a deal that brings the country closer to ending a half-century of civil war. Duration: 00:50 Nov 7, 2013

Marvel announces comic with new Muslim superhero

Marvel Comics introduce a new superhero, 16-year-old Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American Muslim teenager living in Jersey City, New Jersey. The character's story will launch early next year. Duration: 00:37 Nov 7, 2013

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visit India

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visited a forest research centre and a military academy Thursday on the first full day of their Indian tour which began with garlands and a blessing beside the River Ganges. Duration: 01:12 Nov 7, 2013

France, Ecuador sign joint research agreements

French President François Hollande has been meeting his Ecuadorian counterpart Rafael Correa, as the two countries sign cooperation agreements in education and research. Duration: 01:03 Nov 7, 2013

Astronauts take Olympic torch into space ahead of Sochi

Russia on Thursday launched into space a trio of Russian, Japanese and US astronauts carrying an unlit Olympic torch that will for the first time be taken on a spacewalk to mark the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. Duration: 00:43 Nov 7, 2013