Mirrors rescue sun-starved residents of Norwegian village

Sun-starved residents of a remote Norwegian village unveiled an ingenious mirror system on Wednesday in Rjukan, Norway to bring natural light to their mountain valley home, enveloped in darkness for half of the year. Duration: 0:27 Oct 30, 2013

Abbott lauds Australian troops' effort in Afghanistan

Prime Minister Tony Abbott declares Australia's longest war at an end during a surprise visit to Afghanistan, with more than 1,000 troops to return home before Christmas in a "bitter-sweet" withdrawal. Duration: 00:39 Oct 30, 2013

Suicide bomber targets Tunisia hotel

A suicide bomber blew himself up on Wednesday on a beach in Tunisia's resort town of Sousse while security forces foiled another planned attack nearby, the interior ministry said. Duration: 0:27 Oct 30, 2013

Trial of veiled woman in France postponed

The trial of Cassandra Belin, a woman wearing a full veil whose identity check by police sparked violent protests in 2012, has been postponed until December. Oct 30, 2013

UN warning over millions of teenage mothers

Around 7.3 million girls under the age of 18 give birth each year in developing countries, risking death and suffering that can only be addressed by changing social attitudes, a UN report said Wednesday. Oct 30, 2013

India bus crash inferno kills 44: police

A speeding bus exploded in a ball of flames after crashing into the central reservation on a southern Indian highway, killing 44 passengers as they slept. Duration: 00:38 Oct 30, 2013

Former ECB chief Trichet worried by euro 'unease'

Jean-Claude Trichet, former chief of the European Central Bank and one of the architects of the Maastricht Treaty, adopted 20 years ago, says he is worried by EU-wide 'unease' concerning the euro, but remains optimistic that 'the story is not over.' Oct 30, 2013

Peace envoy Brahimi in talks with Syria's Assad

UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi met briefly with President Bashar al-Assad Wednesday, the third day of a Damascus visit aimed at bringing Syria's warring parties to the negotiating table. Oct 30, 2013