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

Pakistan paramilitary move against Taliban; Zuma set for South African presidency; Japanese to take on pirates; and more

Top of the Agenda: Pakistan's Emboldened Taliban

ANC could lose constitution-changing majority in South Africa; US to kick-start Mid-East peace process; South and North Korea talks falter; Taliban extend reach in Pakistan; and more

Top of the Agenda: South Africa's Elections

Giant fraud rattles banks, could prompt more regulation; New Thai Prime Minister elected; Bush makes final tours of Iraq and Afghanistan; ANC rival grows in South Africa; and more

Top of the Agenda: Fraud Scandal Rocks Banks

Economy and energy dominate second presidential debate; Thai Pm refuses to resign; stock markets slide from Korea to Egypt; Mbeki supporters split ANC; and more

Top of the Agenda: U.S. Presidential Debate