Amnesty condemns Nigeria's anti-gay marriage law

Nigeria provoked international outrage earlier this week after President Goodluck Jonathan ratified a controversial bill outlawing gay marriage and same-sex unions under threat of imprisonment. Duration: 00:48 Jan 17, 2014

Saad Hariri welcomes the start of his father's killing trial

Four Hezbollah members went on trial in absentia at a special UN tribunal on Thursday accused of murdering Lebanon's former premier Rafiq Hariri in a 2005 car bombing, as sectarian tensions ran high in the Middle East country. Duration: 00:54 Jan 17, 2014

Freed Qaeda hostage pleads for husband's release

A South African woman freed by Al-Qaeda last week after nine months in captivity in Yemen appealed for her husband's release on Thursday, after negotiations with the captors collapsed. Duration: 01:09 Jan 17, 2014

Panda cub Bao Bao prepares for first big showing in DC

The giant panda cub of Washington's National Zoo, Bao Bao - "treasure" or "precious" in Mandarin -, will make its first public appearance this Saturday in front of thousands of eager onlookers. Duration: 01:00 Jan 17, 2014

Vatican grilled on child abuse by UN watchdog

The Vatican insisted Thursday it is committed to stamping out sexual abuse by the clergy, as top Church officials were grilled before the UN's child rights watchdog. Duration: 01:08 Jan 17, 2014

Delhi police hunt for more suspects over Danish gang-rape

Indian police carried out raids across New Delhi Thursday as they hunted for a further six men wanted over the gang-rape of a Danish tourist which has cast the country's record on sexual violence back into the spotlight. Jan 16, 2014

Hundreds of people turn out to show support for Thai election

Hundreds of Thais turned out to show support for planned elections on Thursday. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has called an election for February 2 in an effort to defuse the kingdom's deepening political crisis but the main opposition Democrat Party is boycotting the polls, which they fear will only return the Shinawatra family to power. Jan 16, 2014

Hariri killing trial opens with Lebanon tensions high

Four Hezbollah members went on trial in absentia at a special UN tribunal on Thursday accused of murdering Lebanon's former premier Rafiq Hariri in a 2005 car bombing, as sectarian tensions ran high in the Middle East country. Jan 16, 2014

Palestinians inspect damage of Israeli raid on Gaza

Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip overnight wounded a woman and four children, Palestinian medical sources said Thursday, with Israel saying it had struck in retaliation for rocket fire. Duration: 00:42 Jan 16, 2014

UN chemical weapons chief to detail plan for Syria arsenal

The head of the world's chemical weapons watchdog on Thursday prepared to outline plans for the destruction of Syria's arsenal, including a transfer operation in an Italian port that has already sparked controversy. Duration: 01:00 Jan 16, 2014

Seoul, New Delhi share concerns on North Korea's nuclear agenda, urge compliance

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said on Thursday, India shared its concerns on North Korea's ambitious nuclear weapon programme and urged its neighbour to comply with international obligations on the nuclear front. Park arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday for an official four-day visit that would conclude on January 18. South Korea's first woman President held delegation level talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and discussed bilateral, regional and global issues. Park's ongoing visit to India also seems to have pushed forward the much embattled POSCO project that has been hobbled by delays in getting clearances, acquiring land and obtaining an iron ore mining licence. Meanwhile the South Korean leader also appreciated India's move to revise the long pending Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh agreed with President Park to bolster trade ties between the two countries and said India was ready to offer greater avenues and opportunities to Korean businesses. Jan 16, 2014