Chatter is a daily news blog that covers what you need to know about the world, as it happens.
Chatter: Solomons quake triggers deadly tsunami
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.
Chatter: Mr Ahmadinejad goes to Cairo
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?
Chatter: US and South Korea show off their strength
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.
Chatter: Search for survivors after Mexico City explosion
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.
Chatter: Did Israel just attack Syria?
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.
Chatter: Mali rebels lose last stronghold
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.
Chatter: Britain's going to Mali
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.
Chatter: Mali's rebels are losing ground
Malian and French troops have taken Timbuktu airport from the rebels, Egypt declares a partial state of emergency, and Brazil mourns its fire dead.
Chatter: Egypt marks 2 years of revolution
It's the second anniversary of Egypt's uprising, there are worrying developments in Mali, and North Korea is mad at just about everyone.
Chatter: North Korea takes aim at US
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.
It’s not you, Europe
What David Cameron really meant to tell the European Union.
Chatter: Should Britain stay or should it go?
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.
Chatter: Israel votes
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.
Chatter: More bodies found after Algeria hostage crisis
The death toll rises in Algeria, Barack Obama prepares to take the oath, and India chases justice for the Delhi gang rape victim.
Chatter: Algeria hostages still missing after deadly rescue raid
The hostage crisis in Algeria is far from over, everything's at stake in Mali, and Lance Armstrong finally 'fesses up.
Chatter: Algeria hostage crisis threatens to send Mali conflict global
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.
Chatter: French troops gear up for ground combat in Mali
French troops prepare for their first ground assault in Mali, a helicopter crashes over central London, and Scrabble is - allegedly - getting easier.
Chatter: Pakistan's Supreme Court orders premier arrested
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.
Chatter: France says Mali campaign 'developing favorably'
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.
Chatter: Syrian rebels seize military airbase
Rebels claim to have taken control of a strategic airbase in Syria, British police detail the full horror of Jimmy Savile's sex crimes, and the Colorado shooting suspect is ordered to face trial.
Chatter: Kurdish militants 'executed' in Paris
Three Kurdish militants are murdered in Paris, Joe Biden prepares to sit down with the NRA, and Google's chairman tells North Korea to get online.
Chatter: Tensions rising on the India-Pakistan border
India and Pakistan trade accusations across the flashpoint Kashmir border, Hugo Chavez is too ill to be sworn in, and AIG contemplates biting the hand that bailed it out.
Chatter: Euro zone has fewer jobs than ever
Unemployment reaches a new record in the euro zone, Australia swelters in a fiery heatwave, and how winning the lottery can be bad for your health.
Chatter: Delhi gang rape suspects in court
Five men are charged over a fatal gang rape in Delhi, President Obama picks John Brennan as the new head of the CIA, and good-looking men officially have all the luck.
Will 2013 be Latin America’s digital year?
Google’s building a data center, mobile providers are rolling out 4G networks, but that’s not all that’s in store.
Chatter: Hugo Chavez battling severe lung infection
Venezuela's president suffers "complications" brought on by a lung infection, the Pakistani schoolgirl activist shot by the Taliban is discharged from hospital, and an Iranian man's hairy eyeball.
Washington’s thinking about Hugo Chavez
As rumors swirl over Chavez's health, US State Department spokeswoman says Washington wants to see a fair Venezuelan transition, and denies any US meddling.
Chatter: US drone strike kills top Pakistan Taliban leader
Mullah Nazir, a Taliban commander in Pakistan, is killed in a US drone attack, Myanmar's government admits to launching airstrikes against Kachin rebels, and meet Larry, the projectile-vomiting robot.
Chatter: Stock markets soar after 'fiscal cliff' deal struck
Markets react to news the US has avoided going over the cliff, Hugo Chavez in a "delicate" situation after cancer operation in Cuba, and UK police baffled by Oompa Loompa attack.
Chatter: Dozens killed in stampede during New Year's festivities in Ivory Coast
At least 60 people crushed to death in the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan, the US Senate reaches a "fiscal cliff" deal two hours after the deadline, and what to do if you are dumped just before your New Year's Eve wedding.
Chatter: US 'fiscal cliff' talks down to the wire
America nears the edge of a fiscal cliff, the rest of the world parties like it's 2013, and GlobalPost's far-flung correspondents choose the year's best quotes and most inspiring people.