DC residents wary as government shutdown nears

Hundreds of thousands of US government workers came to work Monday without knowing whether they will be needed on Tuesday, as federal agencies face a devastating shutdown. Duration: 00:46 Sep 30, 2013

Airbus delivers first A400M military plane

After years of delays and huge cost over-runs, Airbus has delivered its first A400M military transport plane, handing over the huge turboprop to France. Duration: 00:54 Sep 30, 2013

Sudan defends crackdown as unrest enters second week

Sudan's Interior Minister Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamed told a news conference that photos of victims of a bloody crackdown on protesters were "fake" and defended its reactions to protests sparked by a rise in fuel prices. Duration: 00:36 Sep 30, 2013

Badger stew is gourmet dining for British roadkill fan

Badger, polecat and even fox -- just some of the roadkill animals that 74-year-old Arthur Boyt has scooped up off Britain's roads and popped into a pot for dinner, which he says makes for a cheap, nutritious meal. Duration: 02:38 Sep 30, 2013

Italy coalition in danger after Berlusconi pullout

Italy braced for market reactions on Monday as Prime Minister Enrico Letta battled to save his coalition from collapse after Silvio Berlusconi said he was pulling his party's ministers out of the cabinet. Duration: 00:28 Sep 30, 2013

Turkey PM unveils reforms

Turkey on Monday moved to scrap restrictions on the use of the minority Kurdish language among democratic reforms seen as key to the stalled peace process with the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Duration: 00:28 Sep 30, 2013

US government shutdown looms

Hundreds of thousands of US government workers came to work Monday without knowing whether they will be needed on Tuesday, as federal agencies faced a devastating shutdown. Duration: 01:00 Sep 30, 2013

Powerful Iran forces against Rouhani: analyst

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani has come under pressure in recent days over what some see to be bold strides away from his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s controversial policies. Duration: 00:46 Sep 30, 2013

Syria's neighbours plead for help with refugees

Syria's neighbours plead for more international support to deal with the huge influx of refugees from the war-ravaged country, warning that the burden could destabilise the whole region. Duration: 01:09 Sep 30, 2013

West strengthened jihadists' hand in Syria: rebels

The hesitation of the West to support moderate rebels in Syria has pushed them closer to jihadists from abroad, giving an increasingly Islamist tint to the rebellion against Bashar al-Assad, according to rebels in Aleppo. Duration: 01:00 Sep 30, 2013