SEOUL - North Korea has executed the powerful uncle of young leader Kim Jong Un, state media said on Friday, the biggest upheaval in years as the ruling dynasty sought to distance itself from responsibility for the isolated states's dire living standards. | Video
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BEIJING - Chinese officials in Tibet must build an "impenetrable defense" against separatism and befriend monks and nuns in the restive and remote region, a senior official said in remarks published on Friday.
TOKYO - Japan and the Philippines reaffirmed their commitment to assuring the freedom of flight in international airspace, Philippines President Benigno Aquino said on Friday, as concerns mount over China's rise as a military power.
BANGUI - As the base for French forces in Central African Republic, Bangui airport is one of the safest places in town. It is now also home to around 30,000 civilians who have fled fighting between Christian and Muslim militia. | Video
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly voted to open up the country's oil and gas sector to private investment in the biggest overhaul of the industry since it was nationalized in 1938.
CAIRO - Egyptian riot police fired teargas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of pro-Islamist protesters demonstrating near the headquarters of the ministry of defense in Cairo on Thursday, security sources said.