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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.
The son of Pakistan's former prime minister is seized at a campaign rally, yet more factory workers die in Bangladesh, Capitol Hill hears all about Benghazi, and volcanos are erupting all over the place.
A container ship crashes in northern Italy, Kurdish fighters begin their historic withdrawal from Turkey, the Brussels diamond thieves get busted, and Canada's poutine pop is not for the faint-hearted.
North Korea moves its missiles away from the coast, three kidnap victims escape 10 years after going missing, DRC is officially the world's toughest place to be a mother, and black widow spiders are even more creepy than we thought.
A UN investigator says rebels may be using sarin gas in Syria, Malaysia disputes its election results, a neo-Nazi trial makes for uncomfortable viewing in Germany, and moon landing memorabilia to make your heart race.
Gunman kill the prosecutor hired to investigate the murder of Pakistan's former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, the death toll from the Bangladesh building collapse tops 500, Indian parents are selling their children, and North Korea tastes how sweet democracy can be.
North Korea sends an American to a gulag for unspecified crimes, police say the Boston bomb suspects had help, life isn't rosy in the new Myanmar, and the names so bad New Zealand had to ban them.
Chris Kelly, one half of '90s rap duo Kris Kross, died in an Atlanta hospital of a suspected drug overdose.
Bangladeshi workers vent their anger at last week's building collapse, the world seeks evidence that Syria has crossed its red line, Venezuelan lawmakers use their fists, and Psy is a real-life cartoon hero.