British and US militaries prepare for strikes on Syria; tens of thousands protest corruption in the Philippines; US to sell eight Apache helicopters to Indonesia; Karzai asks Pakistan for help in peace process; CIA helped Saddam Hussein in chemical attacks on Iran; and more

Top of the Agenda: U.S., British Militaries Prep for Strikes on Syria

“Playstation helps Prince Harry be a better gunner” rates headlines – but “Torture on the rise in Afghan jails” barely rates a mention ... How come?

The answer looks easy: it is all “so yesterday’s war”. Our troops are pulling out of Afghanistan. We’ve heard all that stuff about torture and abuse of detainees before. And if Harry talks about taking a life to save a life, and how video games help him be a better helicopter pilot and gunner - well, that’s just a young man keeping some risky combat experience in perspective. Isn’t it?

Syrian prime minister fired; Beijing wants US to refute accusation it is hampering diplomatic efforts in South China Sea; Japan marks 67th anniversary of first atomic bomb attack; Karzai accepts Afghan parliament's sacking of ministers; NASA rover lands on Mars; and more

Top of the Agenda: Syrian Prime Minister Fired

Spanish government bonds climb above 7 percent; Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the UN in Geneva; Australia reveals plans to create world's largest network of marine parks; Karzai calls on Pakistan to help end Afghan war; David Cameron addresses News Corp inquiry; and more

Top of the Agenda: Spanish Bond Yields Hit Record High

US and Afghanistan in peace talks with Taliban; Xi says US should respect China's core interests; Thai police say Iranians arrested for attempted bomb attack were targeting Israeli diplomats; Iran offers to return to international nuclear talks for first time in a year; Greek finance minister says Greece is being forced out of euro; horrific scenes at Honduras prison fire scene; and more

Top of the Agenda: US and Afghanistan in Talks With Taliban