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The NSA whistleblower's whereabouts are more mysterious than ever, Afghanistan's safest haven is attacked by Taliban, both Koreas get hacked, and Rusty the red panda is back where he belongs.
South Africa's beloved former president remains in critical condition, Edward Snowden plays cat-and-mouse with the US government, Silvio Berlusconi prepares to be judged, and a brave but crazy man crosses part of the Grand Canyon on a high wire.
Brazil's protests swell to their biggest yet, Spanish police bust a gang allegedly sending foreign jihadists to Syria, an unarmed man is shot at Israel's Western Wall, and China's crush on David Beckham gets a little too literal.
Protests in Brazil continue despite a government U-turn, smog smothers Singapore, misbehaving monks raise eyebrows in Thailand, and a Welsh village asks a crucial question: to "t" or not to "t"?
The Afghan government suspends security negotiations with the US, Brazil sends security forces to deal with growing protests, Obama prepares to be ein Berliner, and North Korea has a little Hitler problem.
Afghan forces take over responsibility for their country's safety, Brazil's protests get bigger, Turkey's protests get quieter, and Egyptian TV gets manlier.
Syria and spying are set to dominate this week's G8 summit, Turkey faces a nationwide strike, the US plays it cool with North Korea, and the strange tale of how a Super Bowl ring ended up at the Kremlin.
Iranians choose their next president, the US agrees to send military support to Syria's rebels, Turkey's Gezi Park is saved – for now, and the world gets a new superhero.
The Turkish prime minister asks mediators to help end anti-government protests, North and South Korea stop talking, cash-strapped Greece switches off its state broadcaster, and the world just got a tiny bit younger.
Riot police force out the anti-government protesters occupying central Istanbul, Syria's capital is suicide-bombed, Iran loses a potential president, and why a cat could make mayor in Mexico.
A former CIA man is the new whistleblower on the block, South Africa faces up to Nelson Mandela's failing health, and it turns out baby moose can't swim.
There are new revelations of covert surveillance by the US government, Turkey's prime minister tells protesters to go home, China's president meets America's, and Northern Ireland plasters over years of troubles.
Rebels take a key border crossing between Israel and Syria, Turkey's prime minister is due back home, North Korea makes nice with South Korea, and in Spain, dog poop sticks around even more than usual.
A strategic Syrian border town falls out of rebel hands, Pakistan's new prime minister takes a stand against US drones, Turkey's protesters complain of police violence, and a new movie is set to take down North Korea's Kim Jong Un.
A second protester dies as Turkey enters its fifth straight day of protests, Egypt puts foreign NGO workers on trial, Pistorius gets a postponement, and the German dictionary just got a little bit shorter.
Turkey's anti-government protests enter their fourth day, a fire at a Chinese slaughterhouse kills over 100 workers, US soldier Bradley Manning goes on trial for alleged WikiLeaking, and Michael Douglas comes down with a bad case of TMI.
At least one Westerner is reported dead on the Syrian rebels' front line, the euro zone is more jobless than ever, Mount Everest is so crowded these days, and an Olympic-sized corruption scandal in Russia.
The Syrian president claims Russia has begun shipping him anti-aircraft missiles, Iraqi cities are under attack, an escape from North Korea doesn't go to plan, and woolly mammoths rise from the dead. Sort of.
The US resumes drone strikes on Pakistan — and reportedly gets a hit, the UK is accused of running a secret military detention camp in Afghanistan, France arrests the man suspected of stabbing an on-duty soldier, and the world's oldest Torah turns up somewhere it had been all along.
After more than 1,000 others died, one woman is pulled alive from the rubble of the Bangladesh factory collapse, Pakistan prepares for possibly deadly elections, North Korea explains a few things, confusingly, and Disney doesn't own the Day of the Dead.