In a matter of days, Jang Song Thaek went from being one of North Korea's most powerful officials to being publicly denounced as "human scum" and then, according to North Korean state-run media, being put to death.
If you think of yourself as a global citizen, then it is about time you got over your bias toward the Gregorian calendar. Depending on the community you are in, the year might be 1393, or 5116, or something else.
For our Geo Quiz -- we wanted you to tell us where the Pueblo is anchored. It's been 40 years since the spy ship was boarded and its crew captured. Today's answer is Taedong River where the USS Pueblo is now anchored.
On today's Geo Quiz we were searching for a towering bronze statue. It was unveiled this weekend to mark Senegal's 50 years of independence from France. Tidiane Sy reports for the BBC World Service's Network Africa.
The South Korean government is welcoming back American and other foreign veterans to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. Reporter Jason Strother caught up with some of the returning veterans and has this story.