Unrest intensifies in Venezuela; North Korea getting around UN sanctions by using embassies in Cuba and Singapore to facillitate illegal weapons trade; Thailand cops flak in continuing search for missing airliner; Pakistan suffers heavy losses in conflict with Taliban; Tibetans arrested to prevent anti-China demonstrations; new claims as to responsibility for Lockerbie bombing; ousted Ukrainian president insists he is still commander in chief; and more 

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New Fatal Clashes in Venezuelan Unrest

American in North Korea sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for alleged "crimes against the state"; China warns US not to meddle in territorial dispute between Beijing and Tokyo; Syrian opposition denounces Hezbollah threat; Cuba to stay on US list of countries that sponsor terrorism; and more

Top of the Agenda: North Korea Sentences U.S. Citizen

Chavez returns to duty after two months off for cancer treatment; China denies hacking claims; former Japanese prime minister paves way for Japan-Russia leadership meeting; Obama may consider arming Syrian opposition; ANC dismisses new South African party; and more

Top of the Agenda: Chavez’s Return Raises Questions

Palestinians set to win indirect UN statehood; China considers attending US military drill in the Pacific; South Korea's top nuclear envoy in China to discuss North Korea's missile launch plans; Kosovo's former leader cleared of war crimes; Chavez in Cuba for cancer treatment; and more

Top of the Agenda: Palestinians Set to Win UN Enhanced Status

Obama in Cambodia after historic Burma visit; tensions over South China Sea territorial dispute escalate at ASEAN summit; South Korea to clarify stance on Middle East issues after being elected to UN Security Council; more civilians die in Gaza; Colombia and Cuba hold landmark peace talks; and more

Top of the Agenda: Obama in Cambodia After Historic Burma Visit