S. Africa murder rate up for first time in 9 years

After years of decreasing crime, South Africa is grappling with a rise in the number of murders, burglaries and carjackings, with close to 45 people killed a day, the government said Thursday. For the first time in nine years, the number of murders increased -- by 0.6 percent in the year to April -- police minister Nathi Mthethwa said, announcing annual statistics. Duration: 01:04 Sep 19, 2013

New Angela Merkel waxwork unveiled in Berlin

The Madame Tussauds museum in Berlin has unveiled a new waxwork of German Chancellor Angela Merkel featuring her signature diamond shape pose. The figure was revealed just three days before Germany goes to the polls in a general election on Sunday. Duration: 00:27 Sep 19, 2013

Sri Lankas Tamils vote under the shadow of guns

Tamil voters in northern Sri Lanka are set to elect their first ever semi-autonomous council on Saturday, in a post-war power-sharing exercise already marred by allegations of army intimidation and harassment. Duration: 00:29 Sep 19, 2013

Russia to send UN 'evidence' of rebel chem attack

Moscow will send the United Nations information it received from Syria implicating rebels in the August 21 chemical attack near Damascus, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday. Duration: 00:57 Sep 19, 2013

Iraq Kurds to vote amid domestic, regional tensions

Iraq's Kurdish region goes to the polls on Saturday, grappling with a swathe of disputes with the central government while fellow Kurds fight bloody battles across the border in Syria. Duration: 00:34 Sep 19, 2013

Acapulco tourists seek exit as new storms loom

Thousands of frustrated tourists lined up under sweltering heat Wednesday to board airlifts out of the flooded Mexican resort of Acapulco while the storm-lashed country braced for more bad weather. Duration: 01:05 Sep 19, 2013

Philippine army warns Muslim rebels to surrender

Philippine soldiers pursue heavily armed Muslim rebels through the streets and homes of a major city, warning they will be killed or captured unless they surrender. Duration: 00:38 Sep 19, 2013

Greek PM warns neo-Nazi party after singer murder

Greece's prime minister vowed to rein in the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party after the murder of an anti-fascist singer by one of its supporters sparked nationwide outrage. Duration: 00:43 Sep 19, 2013

Japan PM tours crippled Fukushima nuclear plant

Japan's prime minister told Fukushima's operator to fix radioactive water leaks as he toured the crippled nuclear plant Thursday, less than two weeks after assuring the world the situation was under control. Duration: 00:48 Sep 19, 2013