Syrian army barrel bombs claim more lives in Aleppo

Syrian army helicopters dropped barrel bombs on main northern city Aleppo Tuesday, killing at least eight people as they pressed a bombing campaign launched in mid-December, a monitoring group said. Duration: 01:03 Feb 5, 2014

Erdogan urges more German support for EU bid

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Germany Tuesday to step up support for Turkey's European Union entry bid but acknowledged his country must also press on with reforms. Duration: 00:45 Feb 5, 2014

Syria opposition chief presses Russia on Assad

Syria's opposition leader met Russia's top diplomat on Tuesday in a bid to persuade Moscow to push its ally Damascus to agree to a transitional government for the war-scarred nation. Duration: 00:44 Feb 5, 2014

Ex-East Germany radiates tropical climes in old hangar

Soaring above a pine forest in the heart of former communist East Germany, a huge hangar built to house airships on an old Soviet airbase has been transformed into a popular, if unlikely, tropical getaway. Duration: 01:53 Feb 5, 2014

Debate in Kiev as president mulls early polls to end crisis

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych could call early elections to end mass anti-government unrest, a top lawmaker said Tuesday, as protest leaders demanded curbs to presidential powers in a stormy parliamentary debate. Duration: 00:54 Feb 5, 2014

Cancer cases set to rise by half by 2030: UN

New cases of cancer will rise by half by 2030, reaching 21.6 million per year compared to 14 million in 2012, the UN said on Monday in a global analysis of the scourge. Duration: 01:29 Feb 5, 2014

UN appeals for $1.27 billion for 'shattered' South Sudan

The United Nations issued an urgent appeal Tuesday for 1.27 billion dollars for aid for South Sudan, hit by a seven-week-old conflict that has forced close to a million people from their homes. Duration: 01:20 Feb 5, 2014

Defendent in Rwanda genocide trial denies all charges

On the first day of a landmark trial of a former Rwandan army captain charged with complicity in the genocide that left 800,000 dead, the defendant denies all charges, according to his lawyer. Duration: 00:49 Feb 5, 2014

Sochi 2014 athletes' village unveiled

The Sochi athletes' village was revealed on Tuesday. IOC President Thomas Bach paid a visit to the site, and signed a wall commemorating the Olympic truce. Duration: 01:40 Feb 5, 2014

Pakistan-Taliban planned peace talks falter

Negotiators for the Pakistani Taliban said Tuesday that government representatives had refused to show up for planned peace talks, citing confusion over the militants' team. Duration: 00:54 Feb 5, 2014

Sochi residents 'can't wait' for start of Games

Sochi residents are counting down the days to the start of the Winter Games after living through years of construction work to transform their city into the 2014 Olympic host. Duration: 00:55 Feb 5, 2014