Syrian activists say government launched gas attack; Bo Xilai's trial begins in eastern China; Japanese PM to tour Middle East; China and Kenya sign $5 billion in deals; third bailout for Greece; and more

Top of the Agenda: Syrian Activists Claim Chemical Attack

Greece passes civil service reform bill as condition of bailout; detention of Chinese scholar raises fears Beijing is cracking down on activists; protests in India after children die from poisoned school lunches; Yemeni al-Qaeda leader dead in drone strike; and more

Top of the Agenda: Greece Passes Controversial Civil Service Reform

Greece avoids default by selling sort-term treasury bills; Dalai Lama asks Japanese lawmakers to investigate spate of self-immolations; Hillary Clinton in Australia for defense talks; UK wary of giving aid to Rwanda; Angela Merkel visits Portugal, reception cold; and more 

Top of the Agenda: Greece Raises Funds to Avoid Default

China begins leadership transition; Julia Gillard refuses to meet Iranian leader; UN Secretary General discusses Mali crisis; Greece passes austerity bill; Puerto Rico votes to become an American state; and more

Top of the Agenda: China Begins Leadership Transition

Benghazi suspect dies in Cairo shootout; Chinese ships seen in disputed territory; new right-wing party mooted for Japan; Greece claims to have been given bailout extension, European Central Bank says it was unaware of move; Sudan blames Israel for factory bombing; and more

Top of the Agenda: Benghazi Suspect Dies in Cairo Shootout