Indonesia and Malaysia agree to take stranded migrants; North Korea claims to have miniaturised its nuclear weapons for missile use; Burundi postpones elections; Syrian rebels claim Idlib military base; and more

Iraqi troops launch offensive to free Anbar province; North Korea fires missiles ahead of US defense chief arrival in Seoul; China gains land through island-building in South China Sea; Norway to boost power investment in Africa; new evidence of atrocities in Ukraine; and more

US government on partial shutdown; Japan to raise sales tax by 3 percent; South Korea displays new missiles designed to combat North Korea's arsenal; chemical weapons inspectors head to Syria; unemployment up in Germany; and more

Top of the Agenda: Congress Forces Partial Government Shutdown

John Kerry in Moscow for talks with Putin; North Korea moves two missiles from launch sites on eastern coast; China targeting US government computers as part of cyber espionage campaign, says Pentagon; pre-election violence in Pakistan; Muslim Brotherhood' increases presence in Egyptian government; and more

Top of the Agenda: Kerry Meets Putin on Syria Crisis

Euro jumps as 34 billion euro bailout agreed for Greece; new anti-nuclear political group formed in Japan; satellite images show increased activity at North Korean missile launch site; Yasser Arafat's body exhumed to test for polonium; Congo rebels set terms for withdrawal from Goma; and more

Top of the Agenda: Markets Jump After Eurozone Deal on Greek Aid