Tiger Woods drives golf ball from Asia to Europe

World number one Tiger Woods brought Istanbul to a 20-minute standstill on Tuesday as he hit golf balls from one continent to another. Special permission was needed for organisers of this week's Turkish Airlines Open to close three lanes of the Bosphorus Bridge that links Europe with Asia. Nov 5, 2013

DR Congo army seizes key position from rebels

Democratic Republic of Congo troops drove M23 rebels from key hilltop positions in the east of the country, pushing on with their assault despite calls for a truce. Duration: 00:36 Nov 5, 2013

Destressss with an Indonesian snake massage

Adrenaline junkie spa-goers in Indonesia can now brave a 'snake massage', where the gentle hands of a masseuse are swapped for the cold, scaly skin of 2m long pythons. Duration: 01:30 Nov 5, 2013

Taipei hosts tray carrying contest

Hundreds of restaurant employees and students take part in a tray carrying contest with 8,000 USD prize money up for grabs. Duration: 00:33 Nov 5, 2013

Britain welcomes South Korean president

South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye has begun a three-day state visit to Britain. On Tuesday she attended a turf-cutting ceremony for a new Korean War Memorial in London with Prince William. Nov 5, 2013

New York poised to usher in de Blasio as new mayor

Bill de Blasio, New York City's public advocate and leading mayoral candidate, has gone from underdog to frontrunner. Based on recent polls, he could win the upcoming election by a historic margin. Duration: 01:59 Nov 5, 2013

Piazza San Marco in Venice flooded by high waters

Tourists walk on tables to cross the flooded Piazza San Marco (Saint Mark's Square) on November 4, 2013 in Venice. Saint Mark's Square, as the lowest point of Venice, is always the first place to be flooded. Duration: 00:48 Nov 5, 2013

Turkish PM defends government to ban coed dorms

Turkey's conservative Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday defended a plan to do away with mixed-sex dorms which has sparked an uproar in the mainly Muslim but staunchly secular country. Duration: 00:38 Nov 5, 2013

UN-Arab League envoy: Still no date for Syria peace talks

World powers meeting Tuesday were unable to set a date for a long-delayed Syria peace conference, the UN-Arab League envoy said, as rival camps continued to wrangle over the premises for the talks. Duration: 01:06 Nov 5, 2013