Egyptian protests turn violent; China warns Vietnam to stop oil exploration in South China Sea; former Thai president faces murder charges; Pakistan Taliban has new leader; Argentina files complaint over US limits on beef and lemon exports; and more

Top of the Agenda: Egyptian Protests Turn Violent as Crisis Intensifies

Hollande promotes "euro bonds" at EU dinner summit, but Merkel not keen; China accuses US of violating WTO trade rules; Aung San Suu Kyi to attend World Economic Forum in Thailand, her first trip outside Burma in 24 years; Pakistani doctor who helped CIA find Osama bin Laden sentenced to 33 years in prison; UK recession deepens; and more 

Top the Agenda: Hollande Calls for Euro Bonds at EU Meeting

South Korea concludes biggest military drill in its history, preparing "merciless counter-attack" (+ analysis); Pakistan says no to US ops in tribal border regions; Russia looks to approve START; Israel military leader says war with Hamas inevitable; and more

Top of the Agenda: South Korea Completes Military Drills

WTO ruling urges China to ease restrictions on DVD and internet sales; Lockerbie bomber may be freed; Taiwan troops help mudslide rescue; Russia commits military support to breakaway republic; and more

Top of the Agenda: WTO Ruling Against China

David Bain trial begins; gang members carry concealed weapons; Ngai Tahu charging eelers; ACC entitlements to be cut; new political programme; and more

The retrial of David Bain begins in Christchurch today, 14 years after he was first convicted of murdering his parents and three siblings in Dunedin. The Press recalls that Bain, now 36, spent 12 years in prison before the Privy Council ordered in 2007 that he be retried.