Chilean right-wing candidate unveils platform

Chile's right-wing candidate Evelyn Matthei submitted her government proposal on Tuesday ahead of the presidential elections on November 17. She will be running against former socialist president Michelle Bachelet. Duration: 00:33 Oct 1, 2013

Golden Dawn supporters protest outside Athens court

Lawmakers from the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn appeared before magistrates on Tuesday to face criminal charges as part of a crackdown following the murder of an anti-fascist musician. Party supporters protested outside the court. Duration: 00:29 Oct 1, 2013

US govt shutdown leaves DC monuments closed

Reactions from tourists hoping to visit some of the capital's famous museums on Washington's mall were mixed on Tuesday as they found most of the museums were closed following the government shutdown, the first in 17 years Oct 1, 2013

Shopkeepers fear Japan sales tax increase

Japanese shopkeepers fear a pending sales tax rise from 5% to 8% will hurt their busniesses but an analyst tells AFPTV the hike is essential to finance the country's health care system. Oct 1, 2013

US federal govt in first shutdown for 17 years

The United States federal government shuts down for the first time in 17 years, as Congress failed to end a bitter budget row after hours of dizzying brinkmanship. Duration: 01:06 Oct 1, 2013

Ex-foreign minister enters Afghan presidency race

Afghan politician, Abdullah Abdullah (C) takes part in a registration process for the forthcoming presidential election at Independent Election Commission (IEC) in Kabul on October 1, 2013. Duration: 00:29 Oct 1, 2013

Japan's Tech sector gets Olympic boost

The decision to award the 2020 Olympic games to Tokyo has given Tech companies in Japan something to aim for as they try to develop the must-have product of the future. Duration: 01:38 Oct 1, 2013

Greece to charge first group of neo-Nazi lawmakers

A first batch of lawmakers from the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn appeared before magistrates on Tuesday to face criminal charges as part of a crackdown on the group following the murder of an anti-fascist musician. Duration: 00:34 Oct 1, 2013

Japan PM to hike sales tax to boost ailing economy

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday announced a rise in consumption tax from 5.0 percent to 8.0 percent in April, in what is being seen as a key step on the road to reforming the economy. Duration: 00:54 Oct 1, 2013

Bangladesh MP sentenced to death for genocide

A Bangladesh court on Tuesday sentenced top opposition lawmaker Salauddin Quader Chowdhury to death for genocide, the first lawmaker to be convicted of war crimes during the 1971 war of independence. Duration: 00:26 Oct 1, 2013

Staff resilient after Afghan hospital attack

A Taliban attack wrecked the operating theatre and left 160 staff and patients wounded, but the Maidan Shar hospital has never stopped serving the people of one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan. Duration: 00:36 Oct 1, 2013