LinkAsia | Dec 6
Tarun Tejpal, founder and editor of leading investigative magazine Tehelka, was arrested for sexual assault against a young female colleague. LinkAsia's Ajoy Bose reports from New Delhi that the upcoming trial could be the first real test of India's new stringent anti-rape laws.
Euronews | Dec 5
A local station in Ukraine released this video from pro-EU protests on December 1. It shows a man being hit repeatedly by passing riot police as he lies prone on the ground. An investigation into alleged cases of both police brutality and protester rioting is currently under way.
Channel 4 News | Dec 5
The UN warns the Central African Republic is facing a "descent into chaos". French troops have been deployed in the capital Bangui as increasingly bloody sectarian violence between Christian and Muslim groups raises fears of an impending genocide.
MBC via LinkAsia | Dec 6
Jang Song-thaek has long been ensconced in North Korea's inner circle, serving as a mentor when the young Kim Jong-un took power two years ago. But Jang hasn't been seen in public for over a month, and observers say he has either fled to South Korea or been executed. South Korean broadcaster MBC takes a look at Jang's career.
Democracy Now! | Dec 5
Fast food workers are walking off the job in about 100 cities today in what organizers call their largest action to date. Today's strikes and protests continue a campaign that began last year to call for a living wage of $15 dollars an hour.
Telegraph.co.uk | Dec 5
Former South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has died aged 95. Current president Jacob Zuma made the announcement in a televised speech, in which he said: "Our nation has lost its greatest son."
ITN News | Dec 5
Amnesty International has released new satellite images of two political prison camps in North Korea. The human rights group is calling on the North Korean government to close down the camps, where it is claimed up to 200,000 inmates, including children, are being tortured and executed.
Journeyman Pictures | Dec 5
Following the announcement that Nelson Mandela has passed away at the age of 95, this touching report looks at the unlikely bond between the leader and his Robben Island prison guard, which became a lifelong friendship.
CNN | Dec 4
A stolen truck that was hauling cobalt-60 near Mexico City has been found abandoned with the radioactive material still in the container. The cobalt-60 posed no risk to the public, authorities said. But the container had been opened, raising fears that the thieves may have been exposed to dangerous levels of radiation, AP was reporting.
Reuters | Dec 4
A senior Hezbollah commander was fatally shot in the head outside his home in Beirut, according to Hezbollah leaders who blame Israel. Hassan al-Laqis was described as one of the founding members of the group. Israel has denied any involvement. The death comes as violence from Syria is increasingly spilling across the border.
Israeli Military | Dec 4
New promotional videos for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) riff on the idea of strong and they're getting strong negative responses. One ad features a young woman pounding on drums. "That's strong?" she asks, followed by a clips of military hardware and troops shooting. "The IDF is strong." The ad creator "should be court martialed," tweeted a critic.
Reuters | Dec 4
Take a deep breath -- and hold it, because you're embarking on a virtual trip to smog-choked Seoul, courtesy of China. Buildings are barely visible and residents are furious. Seoul creates its own pollution, of course, but officials hold China responsible for the huge upsurge in smog, with pollution levels up to four times higher this year.
Telegraph.co.uk | Dec 4
Prince Harry took time out from his trek to the South Pole to raise money for injured vets to phone a team of British soldiers about to row from the Canary Islands across the Atlantic for a similar cause. "It's minus 30 here, apparently it's plus 30 where you are?" Harry asked plaintively. He's on a 200-trek with 12 others racing two other teams.
CNN | Dec 4
A truck transporting radioactive material has been stolen by gunmen near Mexico City. Police believe the thieves were after the truck, not the cobalt-60, which was being hauled from a hospital. Cobalt-60, which can be used to make a dirty bomb, could be "extremely dangerous to a person if removed from the shielding," said authorities.
Euronews | Dec 4
Travel to the bottom of the ocean for the first view of a World War II Japanese mega-submarine, lost since 1946 when it was scuttled by US forces after capture. It now rests in more than 2,300 feet of water off Oahu. The I-400 was one of the "Sen-Toku" class of submarines, which were the largest ever built until nuke-powered submarines.
Euronews | Dec 3
What's happened to the man once viewed as the power behind Kim Jong-un? Chang Sung-taek hasn't been seen in public in a month, and some experts believe the young leader was growing restive under his uncle's guardianship. Chang was considered an advocate of economic reform in North Korea, something not backed by Kim.
Storyful | Dec 3
Incredible footage shows the rescue of a worker who survived for two days in an air pocket in a capsized tugboat. The hand of cook Okene Harrison eerily emerges from the hazy depths and is grasped by an excited DCN rescue diver, who shouts: "He's alive!" Harrison was the only survivor after the tug sank off Nigeria earlier this year.
Telegraph.co.uk | Dec 3
Sometimes no resistance is the best strategy. Following days of street skirmishes, barriers were suddenly removed and protesters flooded the grounds of Thailand's Government House. The ugly mood turned festive and protesters even exchanged hugs with police. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, however, has no intention of resigning.
Euronews | Dec 3
A Russian dancer has been found guilty and sentenced to six years for an acid attack early this year that nearly blinded the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet. Dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko said he wanted his director, Sergei Filin, to be roughed up but didn't know the man he arranged to attack him would use acid, so he pleaded not guilty.
Voice of America | Dec 3
The biggest movie hit in Pakistan history is the current high-octane action thriller "Waar," which translates roughly as "The Attack." The film, shot in Pakistan, tells the story of a retired military hero who saves the nation from terrorists. But obvious allusions to rival nuclear power India as the enemy is busting already-raw wounds wide open.