Madagascar prison authorities seek to stamp out the plague

The plague, a highly contagious disease which took the lives of nearly half of the population in Europe during the Middle Ages, is today still a serious public health problem in certain parts of the world, particularly in Madagascar. Duration: 01:15 Oct 10, 2013

Ghanaian boy finds future in soccer while fleeing for his life

Following the murder of his parents, Bayan Mahmud fled from his country in Ghana and ended up in Argentina, where he began his career as a soccer player in the youth division of Argentina’s most famous football team, the Boca Juniors. Duration: 2:04 Oct 10, 2013

Knives in cheeks for Thai festival

Knives to swords and rifles are inserted into cheeks as devotees gather at the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine in Phuket on October 10, 2013. Duration: 00:47 Oct 10, 2013

Snowden's father visits Moscow in search of son

The father of Edward Snowden arrived in Moscow Thursday, hoping to meet his son for the first time since the former US intelligence contractor became a fugitive after leaking sensational details of US covert surveillance. Duration: 00:24 Oct 10, 2013

Boris Becker launches 2nd autobiography at book fair

Former German tennis star Boris Becker presented his second autobiography, "Life is not a game," at the Frankfurt Book Fair on Thursday. In it, Becker talks about the past thirteen years of his life, including his marital woes. Duration: 1:01 Oct 10, 2013

'Bolder steps' needed to protect workers in Qatar

International trade unionists inspecting the plight of migrant workers in Qatar on Thursday urged immediate "bolder" steps by the 2022 football World Cup host country to protect workers. Duration: 00:53 Oct 10, 2013