Murray will compete in Australian Open if recovered

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray said on Thursday that he will only compete in next year's Australian Open if he feels capable of mounting a serious challenge to win it, as he is still recovering from back surgery. Duration: 01:23 Oct 31, 2013

Indonesians in two-day strike over pay

Workers across Indonesia begin a two-day strike to demand higher salaries, the latest industrial action in Southeast Asia's top economy. Duration: 00:42 Oct 31, 2013

French football clubs threaten strike over supertax

Leading French football clubs maintain their threat of strike action in the first and second division after meeting with President Francois Hollande to protest against a 75 percent tax levied on high earners. Duration: 0:47 Oct 31, 2013

Halloween pumpkins more than just jack-o-lanterns

One aspect of Halloween is fast becoming a year-round money spinner: the pumpkin. These rotund orange squashes are now not only hollowed out to make jack-o-lanterns, pies and soup, but also luxury beauty products and alcoholic drinks. Duration: 01:50 Oct 31, 2013

Paris rally for release of Greenpeace activists in Russia

As French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault travels to Russia for a two-day visit where the fate of a group of detained Greenpeace activists will top the agenda, NGOs back in France campaign for their release. Duration: 0:38 Oct 31, 2013

Mozambique 'not going back to war' says president

Mozambique's president insists that violent clashes with armed rebels do not spell a slide back to brutal civil war, stressing the energy-rich nation remains a safe bet for investors. Duration: 01:31 Oct 31, 2013

Taiwan displays 1st long-range submarine-hunting aircraft

Taiwan displays its first long-range submarine-hunting aircraft during a ceremony held at an air base in the southern Pingtung county, days after Beijing showed off its nuclear-powered submarine fleet. Duration: 00:55 Oct 31, 2013

White House gets decked out for Halloween

The White House on Thursday showed off the decorations - and some of the performers - that will be a part of its Halloween celebrations. Duration: 0:35 Oct 31, 2013