Minister fired over Quetta blasts

The chief minister of the Pakistani province of Balochistan is dismissed over deadly attacks targeting Shia Muslims in the provincial capital Quetta.

Pakistani march due in Islamabad

An influential Pakistani preacher and thousands of his supporters are due to reach Islamabad on Monday as part of a “long march” against corruption.

Venezuelan leaders back in Havana

Venezuela’s most senior political leaders are back in Cuba, where President Hugo Chavez is still recovering from his fourth cancer operation in 18 months.

French planes widen Mali attacks

French warplanes bomb the rebel-held town of Gao in eastern Mali, extending a campaign against what France calls “well-armed” Islamist militants.

VIDEO: One year since Costa Concordia disaster

Survivors of the Costa Concordia disaster and relatives of the 32 people killed have been marking a year since the luxury cruise liner hit rocks and capsized off the Italian island of Giglio.

Robinson: ‘We are not giving up’

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson says the political process is the only way forward following another night of violence in Belfast which saw 29 police officers injured.

Bowie comeback enjoys Top 10 success

Where Are We Now?, David Bowie’s first new song in a decade, reaches the Top 10 in this week’s UK singles chart, following initial fears its sales could not be tabulated.