New Asterix, set in Scotland, out on October 24

After months of anticipation from fans, the new adventures of Asterix and his faithful round friend Obelix are set to hit the shelves after the comic book's launch on October 24, with five million copies printed across 15 countries. Duration: 01:09 Oct 11, 2013

Nobel Peace Prize rewards chemical watchdog's perseverance

The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize is a body that has spent years trying to rid the world of chemical weapons in relative obscurity and was recently thrust into the limelight by the Syrian crisis. Duration: 02:39 Oct 11, 2013

African Union opens talks to discuss ICC withdrawal

Members of the African Union opened talks in Addis Ababa Friday to discuss calls for a withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, which is accused of being anti-African. Duration: 00:47 Oct 11, 2013

Mother visits US man jailed in North Korea

The mother of an American citizen jailed in North Korea has reportedly arrived in the reclusive state to meet her ailing son in hospital. In a video statement made before her trip, she speaks of her worry about her son. Duration: 01:41 Oct 11, 2013

FIFA admit much work to be done before World Cup

FIFA secretary Jérôme Valcke admits that there is still much work to be done on building stadiums before the start of next year's World Cup in Brazil, as they announce they have received over 6 million ticket applications. Duration: 00:55 Oct 11, 2013

Culture war as the Maldives opens up to backpackers

The Maldives is one of the world's most exclusive holiday destinations but it has quietly opened up to backpackers in the last five years with a reform that has upset religious hardliners. Duration: 02:27 Oct 11, 2013

Chemical weapons watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize

The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize is a body that has spent years trying to rid the world of chemical weapons in relative obscurity and was recently thrust into the limelight by the Syrian crisis. Duration: 02:08 Oct 11, 2013

Nigeria's Adichie says bestseller helped recall painful past

Nigeria's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of the bestseller "Half of a Yellow Sun", says that writing a novel about the civil war which devastated her home region helped people connect with a past that most no longer discussed. Duration: 01:21 Oct 11, 2013

Pedestrians kicked to curb by 'Paris taxi war'

It's the world's most popular tourist destination -- but Paris is struggling with a lack of taxis. The consequent boom in unlicensed alternatives has led to a fierce "taxi war" between the drivers competing for pedestrians' business. Duration: 02:09 Oct 11, 2013

Zidane's infamous headbutt on show in Qatar

A statue immortalising the headbutt delivered by French football legend Zinedine Zidane to Italian player Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final is on outdoor display in Qatar. Duration 0:37 Oct 11, 2013

Japan's navy holds 'beauty contest'

Members of Japan's Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) strut their stuff in a contest to find the sexiest male and female sailor in the online competition designed to promote a naval career to young people at a time of raised tensions with China. Duration: 01:08 Oct 11, 2013