Anger grows as pro-Thaksin Thai MPs pass amnesty bill

Political tensions flared in Thailand on Friday after lawmakers approved a controversial amnesty that could allow fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra to return, triggering fresh street protests in the capital. Duration: 00:48 Nov 1, 2013

Damascenes celebrate Halloween in war-torn city

Halloween is celebrated by some revellers in the Syrian capital Damascus, with event organisers saying they hope they will help chase away the 'evil spirits' that are hanging over their war-torn country. Duration:01:04 Nov 1, 2013

London's Gadget Show pulls crowds in time for Xmas

Consumer electronic enthusiasts attend the Gadget Show Live@Christmas at Earl's Court in London on Friday. Exhibitors gathered to show off their latest products in time for the Christmas season, focusing on radio-controlled vehicles. Duration: 01:00 Nov 1, 2013

Jesse Ventura praises Kennedy in new book

For Jesse Ventura, the professional wrestler turned independent politician, John F. Kennedy was the greatest president in modern US history -- and the proof lies in his 1963 assassination. Duration: 01:07 Nov 1, 2013

Egypt Islamists rally ahead of Morsi trial

Islamists held protests on Friday and clashed with police in the Egyptian city of Alexandria ahead of the trial of deposed president Mohamed Morsi. In Cairo, hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the main presidential palace. Duration: 00:39 Nov 1, 2013

Bodies of migrants found in Niger desert

A mayor from the north of Niger recounts the discovery of the decomposed bodies of more than 80 people stranded in the desert, in the latest African migrant tragedy. Duration: 01:20 Nov 1, 2013

Syria envoy says no peace talks without opposition

UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Friday that a proposed Geneva peace conference to end the war in Syria could not be held without the participation of the opposition. Duration: 00:55 Nov 1, 2013

Crowds cheer DR Congo army in seized rebel stronghold

Democratic Republic of Congo troops assaulted positions of the M23 rebel movement on Thursday, a day after seizing their last stronghold, Bungana, in an attempt to finally break the back of the insurgency. Duration: 01:36 Nov 1, 2013