Hurricane Raymond threatens Mexico's Pacific coast

Hurricane Raymond drifts off Mexico's Pacific coast, forcing schools to close and more than 1,000 people to leave their homes in a region reeling from recent floods and landslides. Duration: 00:57 Oct 22, 2013

Amnesty urges US to end drone attack secrecy

The United States should end the secrecy surrounding its drone campaign in Pakistan and bring those responsible for illegal strikes to justice, Amnesty International says. Duration: 01:00 Oct 22, 2013

France tells US snooping must stop

France has formally told the United States to stop snooping on the telephone calls of French citizens but signalled it wanted to cool a row over the issue. Duration: 00:36 Oct 22, 2013

Tibetan protest at UN against China rights abuses

Tibetan activists scaled scaffolding on the UN headquarters in Geneva Tuesday and unfurled a banner demanding the world address Chinese rights abuses, as diplomats began gathering to examine China's human rights record. Duration: 00:53 Oct 22, 2013

Teacher dead, two injured in US school shooting

A teenager opened fire at a school in the US state of Nevada Monday, killing a teacher and critically wounding two students, police and reports said. The shooting also left the young gunman dead. Duration: 01:07 Oct 22, 2013

Australia merges New South Wales wildfires

Firefighters merge two major blazes in southeastern Australia in an attempt to manage the advancing flames ahead of bad weather conditions. Duration: 00:37 Oct 22, 2013

Trial of Bolshoi dancer over acid attack postponed

The trial of Bolshoi dancer Pavel Dmitritchenko and two co-defendants, accused of staging an acid attack on the head of the Moscow ballet, was postponed until October 29 due to the absence of the lawyer of one of the three defendants. Duration: 00:37 Oct 22, 2013

Syria film scoops top awards despite danger

A Syrian film that has scooped a string of prestigious awards in recent months barely made it to screens because of the dangers the crew faced in the war-ravaged country, its director told AFP. Duration: 01:24 Oct 22, 2013

Romanian Roma village offered French-funded community centre

A French-funded centre in the Romanian village of Tinca aims to help some of the impoverished Roma community by offering much-needed services like showers and toilets, training courses for adults and even a day care centre. Duration: 02:22 Oct 22, 2013

Japan researchers unveil latest robotic creations

Robot researchers in Japan present their latest inventions, including one humanoid proving what entertainers from Elvis Presley to Miley Cyrus knew all along: the secret is in the hips. Duration: 01:00 Oct 22, 2013