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

UK anti-apartheid campaigner remembers Mandela

Lord Hughes, former leader of the British Anti-Apartheid Movement, remembers the late Nelson Mandela and says he has not forgiven Margaret Thatcher for her support of the Apartheid regime. Duration: 01:35 Dec 12, 2013

Former Thai PM formally indicted for murder

Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is indicted for murder in connection with a deadly military crackdown on mass opposition protests in Bangkok three years ago. Duration: 00:29 Dec 12, 2013