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Vietnam in brutal, striking detail
The date when eligibility for a state pension rises to the age of 68 is being brought forward to the mid 2030s, George Osborne will confirm in the Autumn Statement.
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej urges people to support each other for the country, in a birthday address amid anti-government protests.
The Magazine feature on the effect of China's one-child policy has prompted a huge response from readers. Here is a selection of their stories.
New guidelines aim to ensure deaf and blind people in Wales get equal access to NHS services, after it was revealed health boards were breaching equality laws.
One of Edinburgh's new trams completes the first run along the city's most famous shopping street in a night time test.
China's government gives the go-ahead for a $1.3bn joint venture between French car maker Renault and state-owned Dongfeng.
Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke appeals to dissenting Brazilians to get behind next summer's World Cup.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland is "co-operating" with the police ombudsman over sensitive information, an inspection report has said.
Around one million workers in Greece are going unpaid - some for almost two years.
Two months after one of the worst boat disasters off the shores of Europe in living memory, the families of many of the victims are still waiting to be allowed to give them a proper burial.
Brazil admits that all its stadiums still under construction for the 2014 football World Cup will not be ready by Fifa's original 31 December deadline.
A number of works by the artist Banksy are to be auctioned in Beverly Hills, California.
Stolen radioactive material, cobalt-60, is found in Mexico, but officials warn the thieves may have been exposed to deadly radiation levels.
Radioactive medical material - cobalt-60 - taken when a truck was stolen near Mexico City on Monday has been found, local officials say.
Police release a new enhanced recording of an armed robber on the phone a year after he first struck in the New Forest.
President Barack Obama calls for government action to remedy what he describes as profound income inequality and a lack of social mobility in the US.
The lonely graves of the victims of Lampedusa
Regulators need to clamp down more on companies that make nuisance calls, an influential group of MPs says.
Australian airline Qantas issues a profit warning, and says "immense challenges" mean 1,000 jobs must be shed.