Hopes rise for deal on US political crisis

Hopes rise for a breakthrough in the political impasse crippling Washington after "constructive" talks between President Barack Obama and top Republicans on a short term fix to stave off a debt default. Duration: 00:43 Oct 10, 2013

Libya on high alert after PM seized by gunmen

Gunmen seized Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan from a Tripoli hotel early Thursday, in the latest sign of the lawlessness sweeping Libya since dictator Moamer Kadhafi was toppled in 2011. Duration: 00:38 Oct 10, 2013

ASEAN aims to double GDP by 2030: Sultan of Brunei

Mounting fears of an "unthinkable" US debt default emerged at an Asia summit Thursday as President Barack Obama's top diplomat sought to reassure regional allies anxious to avoid fresh economic turmoil. Duration: 01:13 Oct 10, 2013

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