Syria lawmaker becomes first presidential challenger

A communist lawmaker has registered as the first challenger for the Syrian presidency in an upcoming election expected to return incumbent Bashar al-Assad to power, the speaker of parliament said Wednesday. Duration: 00:23 Apr 24, 2014

Pro-Kiev activists risk all in Ukraine's rebel east

Pro-Ukraine activists living in the east of the country, where pro-Kremlin separatists have taken over a swathe of administrative buildings, can face threats, verbal abuse or beatings. Duration: 02:00 Apr 24, 2014

Obama arrives in Japan for tension-filled Asia trip

US President Barack Obama landed in Tokyo Wednesday to launch an Asian tour dedicated to reinvigorating his policy of "rebalancing" US foreign policy towards a dynamic Asia. Duration: 00:44 Apr 23, 2014

UN joint mission starts removing landmines in Cyprus

The UN mission in Cyprus (UNFICYP) led a mine clearance demonstration on Wednesday in the UN-controlled buffer zone where demining operations are being conducted near the Cypriot village of Mammari. Duration: 01:00 Apr 23, 2014

Hong Kong says Philippine hostage row over

The Hong Kong government says a long-running dispute with the Philippines over a deadly hostage crisis has ended following a deal on an apology and compensation. Duration: 01:24 Apr 23, 2014

India anti-graft champion accuses rivals of sell-out

Firebrand anti-corruption champion Arvind Kejriwal accuses his rivals in India's elections of selling out to big business by accepting hundreds of millions of dollars to bankroll their campaigns. Duration: 00:49 Apr 23, 2014

Grief, anger after South Korea ferry disaster

A psychiatrist helping the relatives of the passengers in South Korea ferry accident talks about the trauma that the tragedy has brought to the families. Duration: 01:15 Apr 23, 2014

Myanmar pro-democracy hero Win Tin laid to rest

Hundreds of mourners gather to mark the funeral of Win Tin, a former journalist and giant of Myanmar's pro-democracy movement, in an outpouring of grief for one of the country's best loved champions of freedom. Duration: 00:41 Apr 23, 2014