US accent booms in Hong Kong language schools

A growing number of children in Hong Kong are learning to speak English like an American, with some parents believing it is more relevant than an accent of the southern Chinese city's former rulers, Britain. Duration: 02:05 Oct 29, 2013

Naples treasures gathered in unprecedented Rome show

A necklace and mitre studded with precious emeralds and diamonds go on display in Rome as part of an unprecedented exhibition in which the "Treasures of San Gennaro" are shown for the first time outside of Naples. Duration: 00:50 Oct 29, 2013

Palestinians in Gaza await release of 26 prisoners

Israel was preparing on Tuesday to release 26 long-serving Palestinian prisoners, the second batch of 104 inmates who are to be freed in line with commitments to US-brokered peace talks. Duration: 00:28 Oct 29, 2013

Footballer Yaya Tour joins fight against elephant poaching

International football star Yaya Touré and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) unveiled a new alliance to combat the illegal ivory trade that sees thousands of African elephants slaughtered each year. Duration: 01:13 Oct 29, 2013

Somali govt welcomes US drone strike against Shebab

The spokesman for Somalia's prime minister, Ridwan Haji Abdiwel, said on Tuesday that the country's government "welcomes the raid that took place in Middle Juba region, killing Ibrahim Ali Abdi". Duration: 00:51 Oct 29, 2013

Stop moving the target on Kosovo, Serbian PM tells EU

Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic has urged European countries to stop setting new conditions on the vexed issue of Kosovo as he tries to steer his nation to EU membership, in an interview with AFP. Duration: 00:44 Oct 29, 2013

Hi-tech aqueduct explorers map Rome's 'final frontier'

Armed with laser rangefinders, GPS technology and remote control robots, a group of speleologists is completing the first ever mapping of the aqueducts of ancient Rome on archaeology's "final frontier" Oct 29, 2013