19 October 2011
Last updated at 14:41 ET
Residents of seven districts of Bangkok are told to be prepared to evacuate as the worst flooding in decades nears the Thai capital.
China has accused the Dalai Lama of encouraging people to commit suicide, after he offered prayers for those who had set themselves on fire.
Reports from China say a primary school has been ordered to stop forcing pupils to wear green scarves if they misbehave or have poor academic records, instead of communist red.
US and North Korean officials are to meet next week in Geneva to try to revive stalled international talks on ending Pyongyang's nuclear programme.
The Queen arrives in Australia for an 11-day tour of the country, ahead of a meeting of Commonwealth leaders in Perth next week.
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