Video Sharon defiant despite crisis
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon holds talks with extreme right-wing parties to prop up his ailing government after the collapse of his coalition.
Video Iraq inspection deal 'getting closer'
The US Secretary of State Colin Powell says UN arms inspectors will have time to do their work in Iraq, following talks on a new resolution.
Video Russia seals off Chechen camps
Russian troops surround refugee camps on Chechnya's border, as a crackdown against militants goes on after the Moscow hostage crisis.
Audio Afghan girls' schools attacked
The United Nations condemns arson and rocket attacks on four girls' schools in central Afghanistan.
Video Algerians get life for Paris bombings
A French court sentences two Algerian men to life for the 1995 bombing campaign on Paris public transport which killed eight people.
Audio US travel warning for Canadians
Canadians born in Middle Eastern countries should now think carefully before travelling to the US, says the country's government.
Audio Rapper shot dead in New York
Run DMC's Jam Master Jay has been shot and killed at a recording studio in New York - he is the latest rapper to suffer a violent death.