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Murdered opposition leader Chokri Belaid is laid to rest but Tunisia isn't, Mali's rebels turn suicidal, South Africa faces its own "Delhi moment", and who says old men don't write good romance?
Iran's supreme leader says no to direct talks with the US, the EU battles over its budget, and Japan is alarmed by David's anatomy.
The Solomon Islands suffer a huge earthquake and deadly tsunami, an opposition politician is assassinated in Tunisia, and Germany's cookie crisis is deliciously resolved.
Iran's president make a historic visit to Egypt, tension flares between Japan and China - again, and where's the worst place you can think of to put a theme park?
South Korea and the US begin joint naval drills under North Korea's nose, Iraq sees its second suicide bombing in two days, and we've finally found King Richard III.
A mysterious explosion at a Mexican oil company's headquarters kills dozens, former NYC mayor Ed Koch has passed away, and Beyonce shows us why we should never, ever doubt her.
Confusion abounds over whether Israel bombed Syria, the New York Times accuses China of cyber-intimidation, and 'Finnegans Wake' might just be a better read in Mandarin.
French troops take control of the Mali rebels' final stronghold, South Korea launches its first space rocket, and it's lucky the Pope's peace dove is no pacifist.
International support for the war in Mali takes concrete shape, Egyptian protesters ignore President Morsi's orders, and the world sends yet more animals into space.
Malian and French troops have taken Timbuktu airport from the rebels, Egypt declares a partial state of emergency, and Brazil mourns its fire dead.
It's the second anniversary of Egypt's uprising, there are worrying developments in Mali, and North Korea is mad at just about everyone.
North Korea threatens to carry out a new nuclear test, American women get permission to serve in combat, and Irish councilors say drink-driving is sometimes OK.
Brits are offered a choice between in and out of Europe, Israel's new government will be same-same but different, and cheese finds new ways to kill you.
The polls are open in Israel's parliamentary elections, France and Germany celebrate 50 years of friendship, and fake boyfriends are on the rise in China.
The death toll rises in Algeria, Barack Obama prepares to take the oath, and India chases justice for the Delhi gang rape victim.
The hostage crisis in Algeria is far from over, everything's at stake in Mali, and Lance Armstrong finally 'fesses up.
It looks like the conflict in Mali has spread to Algeria, President Obama enters the fight for tougher gun control, and almost everyone is jumping ship on Boeing's Dreamliner.
French troops prepare for their first ground assault in Mali, a helicopter crashes over central London, and Scrabble is - allegedly - getting easier.
Pakistan's prime minister is wanted for alleged corruption, France plans to send more troops into Mali, and Lance Armstrong gets something off his chest.
France is confident its troops will soon be out of Mali, the crisis in Syria is only getting worse, 'Argo' sweeps the Golden Globes, and the royal baby has a due date.