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AFP World News Agenda


What's happening around the world Monday:


+ Fire kills 'last survivor' of Bangladesh factory collapse

+ Italy's prime minister to unveil new coalition programme

DHAKA: Reporting after a fire killed the last known survivor from the wreckage of a factory block whose owner has been apprehended following a manhunt. The toll of 381 is expected to increase as workers use heavy machinery to clear debris (BANGLADESH-BUILDING-DISASTER-TEXTILE)

ROME: Prime Minister Enrico Letta unveils his new coalition government's programme in a parliamentary session, from 1300 GMT (ITALY-POLITICS)


PARIS/ALGIERS: Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika continues treatment in a Paris hospital after suffering a mini-stroke. Picture. (ALGERIA-POLITICS-HEALTH-BOUTEFLIKA)

BANGKOK: Dozens of Thai royalist activists are due to go on trial in connection with the occupation of Bangkok's main airports during protests in 2008 that stranded thousands of tourists. From 0200 GMT (THAILAND-POLITICS-COURT-PROTEST)

SEOUL: The last group of 50 South Korean workers remaining at the joint Kaesong industrial complex in North Korea are to return home amid simmering tension (NKOREA-SKOREA-US-MILITARY-KAESONG)

BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is expected to meet in Baghdad with Nechirvan Barzani, the premier of the autonomous Kurdistan region, after Kurdish forces deployed to new areas of the disputed northern province of Kirkuk, sharply raising tensions between the two sides. (IRAQ-POLITICS-KURDS)

MOSCOW: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on the first visit by a Japanese premier to Moscow in a decade. Meeting from 0700 GMT, news conference 1030 GMT (RUSSIA-JAPAN-DIPLOMACY)

PRISTINA: An EU-led court in Kosovo due to deliver its verdict in the trial of seven people accused of illegal organ harvesting and transplants at a Pristina clinic. Court session starts at 1200 GMT (KOSOVO-EU-ORGAN-TRAFFICKING-TRIAL)

LOS ANGELES: Lawyers make opening arguments at a trial at which Michael Jackson's mother Katherine is suing AEG Live, promoter of his doomed last concert tour. From 1700 GMT (ENTERTAINMENT-US-MUSIC-JACKSON-TRIAL)