John Kerry renews efforts for Israel-Hamas cease-fire; Christmas Island refugees are self-harming and should be assessed in Australia, says Human Rights Commission; $40 billion stimulus package for South Korea; calls for factory inspections and worker education in Bangladesh; Algerian plane goes missing; and more 

Top of the Agenda

Kerry Renews Push for Israel-Hamas Truce

Syria to miss chemical weapons deadline; more troops to take to streets for Thailand's election; People's Bank of China investigates loophole; Russia tests new missile; head of Bangladesh's main Islamist party sentenced to death; and more 

Syria to Miss Chemical Weapons Deadline

UN launches $6.5 billion aid appeal for Syria; North Korean economy unaffected by execution of Kim Jong-un's closest advisor; Japanese businesses brace for sales-tax increase; Ukraine protesters return to central Kiev; Bangladesh violence kills four; and more 


Top of the Agenda: UN Launches Record Aid Appeal for Syria

Egyptian president attempts to ease crisis over perceived power grab; Vietnam ejects new Chinese passports; Australian defense minister apologises to military personnel who were abused during their service; more than 200 killed in Bangladeshi clothing factory fire; Israeli defense minister to retire; and more

Top of the Agenda: Egypt Faces Crisis as Morsi Meets With Judges

Syrian rebels attack military airport near Aleppo; Chinese authorities ban fasting for Ramadan; Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng describes deterioration of human rights in China; Bangladesh bans foreign charities from helping Rohingya refugees; Greek leaders agree to new austerity plan; and more

Top of the Agenda: Syrian Rebels Capture Government Armor as Battle for Aleppo Rages