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N Korea confirms key dismissal
North Korea confirms that Chang Song-thaek, a powerful uncle of North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-un, has been dismissed from his post.
Many world leaders to mourn Mandela
Some 60 heads of state and government are to attend the memorial service or state funeral of Nelson Mandela, South Africa announces.
Thai opposition MPs pledge to resign
Thailand's opposition MPs are to resign en masse, officials say, after weeks of protests aimed at forcing out the government.
Huge pro-EU rally grips Ukraine
Protesters in the Ukrainian capital Kiev topple a statue of Lenin as they call for closer EU ties and oppose a Russian-led customs union.
Singapore bus death triggers riot
Police in Singapore make 27 arrests after hundreds of people take part in a riot triggered by the death of an Indian national.
Congress suffers Delhi poll setback
A surprise strong showing by a new anti-corruption party in India helps to topple the ruling Congress party in Delhi assembly elections.
Egypt recovers ancient stolen statue
Egyptian police recover an ancient statue of Tutankhamun's sister and wife, stolen during unrest in August.
Bangladesh Islamist ordered hanged
A war crimes court in Bangladesh orders prison authorities to hang Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, months after he was sentenced to death.
Colombia's Farc announces ceasefire
Colombia's largest rebel group, the Farc, announces a 30-day-long ceasefire starting, a day after attack that killed eight at police station.
UN inspectors visit Iran plant
Inspectors from the UN's nuclear agency visit the Arak heavy water production plant for the first time in more than two years.