Rescuers struggle to find Laos plane crash victims

Rescuers battle hazardous conditions in the search for bodies from a Lao Airlines plane which plunged into the Mekong River with 49 people on board, more than half of them foreigners. Duration: 00:42 Oct 17, 2013

Tight security measure in Mecca for Hajj

Throngs of Muslim pilgrims took part in the symbolic stoning of the devil ritual for a second day Wednesday in Saudi Arabia's Mina Valley, near Mecca, as the annual hajj neared its end. Duration: 00:40 Oct 17, 2013

US national museums reopen

The US Natural History Museum, along with the rest of the Smithsonian Museums, reopened on Thursday morning after a deal was reached in Congress to re-open the federal government. Duration: 01:00 Oct 17, 2013

Near 100 African migrants rescued in Strait of Sicily

The Italian coast guard released video footage of the arrival in Sicily on Wednesday of a Liberian-flagged cargo ship that rescued 93 African migrants -- the latest in over 32,000 who have arrived on Italy and Malta so far this year. Duration: 00:30 Oct 17, 2013

University study reveals chimpanzees catch yawns

New research from Lund University, Sweden, has shown for the first time that chimpanzees catch yawns from humans, and that the susceptibility to contagious yawning develops gradually with age – just like it does in humans. Duration: 00:55 Oct 17, 2013

Navalny and co-accused return to Moscow free men

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny on Thursday returns to Moscow a free man after a court in the northern Kirov region turned his five-year penal colony sentence in a controversial fraud case into a suspended term. Duration: 00:45 Oct 17, 2013

Jihadists renew attacks on northern Malian town of Gao

In Mali, the city of Gao is once again under attack by Islamists: in the latest spate of attacks, jihadists wounded two civilians when they blew up a bridge a week ago, a day after shelling the town and injuring a soldier. Duration: 0:58 Oct 17, 2013

Advani praises Narendra Modi, JD (U) not surprised

New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): Even as veteran BJP Leader, LK Advani came out all praise for the party's PM candidate, Narendra Modi saying he will be elated if Modi became the Prime Minister of the country, JD (U) Leader, KC Tyagi on Wednesday said there was nothing surprising at Advani's outburst. Oct 16, 2013

Will be happy if Narendra Modi becomes PM: Advani

Ahmedabad, Oct 16 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and senior BJP leader LK Advani on Wednesday inaugurated Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management (IITRAM) in Ahmedabad. While addressing a gathering there, Advani praised Modi and said that he always thinks about doing something new. He also said that he will be very happy if Modi becomes the Prime Minister of the country. Oct 16, 2013