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South Korea expands its air defence zone after a similar announcement last month by China in an overlapping area raised regional tensions.
Airline passengers are warned there could be further flight disruption because of Saturday's technical fault at the National Air Traffic Service.
A deadly winter storm has left a trail of ice and snow across the United States.
Authorities in Shanghai have warned people to stay indoors as the city suffers one of its worst bouts of air pollution
Tacloban tries to rebuild, a month after Philippines typhoon
What did Mandela really do for South Africa?
Beauty and risk on a journey around Afghanistan
The comic strip superhero breaking the mould in Egypt
Car bomb destroys police station in Colombia, killing at least eight people; authorities blame it on the country's biggest rebel group, the Farc.
Of all metals, why did people decide this one was precious?
Why everyone flying to the Cook Islands will know Jake Numanga
Graphic novel highlights Brian Epstein's role in band's success
South African group remembers sharing a stage with Nelson
Fourteen prisoners alleged to have been held in secret and without charge by the Pakistani army appear before the Supreme Court in Islamabad.
The African Union is to increase significantly the number of troops it plans to send to end communal fighting in the Central African Republic.
Irish supermarket workers who went on strike to force a ban on produce from apartheid-era South Africa are set to attend Nelson Mandela's funeral.
A telephone glitch that caused hundreds of flight delays has been resolved although some disruption is expected to continue, air traffic controllers say.
Fourteen women jailed in Egypt over a protest in support of ousted President Mohammed Morsi have been freed after an appeal court ruling.