Merkel backs German car sector on campaign stop

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended Germany's big-hitting carmaking industry which is battling new EU environmental rules, on an election campaign stop at a major auto show. Duration: 00:33 Sep 12, 2013

Japan PM vows to boost defence amid 'provocations'

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vows to beef up his country's defence capability amid a blistering row with China, saying he would deal firmly with any "provocations". Duration: 00:45 Sep 12, 2013

Suu Kyi says unable to stop anti-Muslim violence in Myanmar

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said it was not up to her to stop anti-Muslim violence in her country, but that the solution was to install the rule of law. "It's not something that I alone could do, but I think what this whole society has to strive to do," the democracy icon told reporters in Warsaw during a tour of central Europe. Duration: 01:00 Sep 12, 2013

YouTube ban in Pakistan: one year on

Pakistan has banned access to YouTube for one year now. Internet censorship is rife in the Muslim country of 180 million people. Pakistanis have to find different ways to fight the censors. Duration: 01:58 Sep 12, 2013

Trekkers home after brutal Papua New Guinea attack

A group of Australian and New Zealand trekkers brutally attacked by bandits in Papua New Guinea tell of their harrowing ordeal and horror as two porters were butchered. Duration: 00:32 Sep 12, 2013

Tough traffic ban leaves Baghdadis frustrated

New regulations to bar half of Baghdad's cars from the roads depending on licence plates, have left residents frustrated, with many doubtful that the rules will achieve the aim of curbing car bombs. Duration: 00:51 Sep 12, 2013

Netherlands sorry for Indonesia colonial killings

The Netherlands seeks to "close a difficult chapter" with its former colony Indonesia by publicly apologising for summary executions carried out by the Dutch army in the 1940s. Duration: 00:47 Sep 12, 2013

Families of French hostages in Niger plan march

The families of three French hostages held in Niger say they will go on an 18-kilometre march to remind the world of their loved ones' fate, three years after they were kidnapped. Duration: 00:50 Sep 12, 2013

Wealthy Bavaria frets over jobs in run-up to elections

Bavarians head to the polls to elect their regional parliament on Sunday in the run-up to the country's general election. Though Bavaria is one of the richest regions in Germany, employment will play a key role in swaying the forthcoming vote - with youth unemployment at just 2.4% un the town of Neumarkt, it is difficult for businesses to recruit staff. Duration: 01:21 Sep 12, 2013

New anti-government protests hit Turkey

Police used water cannon and tear gas overnight Wednesday in a bid to break up fresh anti-government protests across Turkey, media said. Thousands of people angry over the death of a 22-year-old demonstrator in southern Turkey on Monday clashed with police in Istanbul, the capital Ankara, the western city of Izmir as well as in the southern cities of Mersin and Atakya. Duration: 00:33 Sep 12, 2013

Brazil president: oil profit to go to education

On a visit to a shipyard used by state oil company Petrobras Wednesday, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff confirmed that royalties from the country's offshore oil reserves will be spent on education and healthcare. The law sending 75 per cent of the profits to education was signed Monday, and should see 112 billion reais (around 37 billion euros) spent over the next ten years. Duration: 01:24 Sep 12, 2013

Muzaffarnagar: Need to bring Communal Violence Bill into force, says K Rehman Khan

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): Talking about the ongoing violence and clashes in Muzaffarnagar, Minority Affairs Minister K Rehman Khan said on Wednesday that looking at the recent trend of political parties of polarizing the system and taking advantage of the situation whatsoever, there is an urgent need to bring onto force the Communal Violence (prevention and rehabilitation) Bill, which was once been introduced in the Parliament. Sep 11, 2013

SP rules out pre-poll alliance, will contest in other parts of the country

Agra, Sep 11 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party ruled out pre-poll alliance ahead of the national elections scheduled to be held in 2014. SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav in Agra said that the party will now contest independently in other parts of the country as well. Yadav pressed on expanding the Party___s base in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Bihar. Sep 11, 2013