More than four years into his reign, the younger Kim remains a dangerously unknown quantity.
Megan Levy When the gaze of the world focuses on Brazil for the Olympic Games, the spectacle will mask a country that is in turmoil.
Nick Miller Ex-manager of banknote company sentenced to 30 months' jail for bribing official at Nigeria's mint.
Lia Timson After more than 20 hours of speeches, the Brazilian Senate has voted in favour of suspending President Dilma Rousseff.
Lindsay Murdoch A female social activist is leading the count to become vice-president of the Philippines, ahead of the son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Phil Wen When do you know your country's police force has a major credibility problem? Perhaps when the court of public opinion sides instead with a man alleged to have visited a brothel just two weeks after his wife gave birth to their first child. On their wedding anniversary.
Jewel Topsfield and Amilia Rosa An Australian man has been placed in an induced coma after enduring severe head injuries in a vicious attack at his Bali villa.
Latika Bourke One of Australia's most successful politicians has been appointed to advise the new Mayor of London.
Lindsay Murdoch Thailand's military regime has ordered the shutdown of the country's gold mining and exploration industry, including the Australian-owned Chatree mine 280 kilometres north of Bangkok.
Jewel Topsfield Two fingers on Lim Jit Wee's right hand are ugly stumps; a legacy, he says, of the torture that led to him falsely implicating a man he had never met in a crime punishable by death in Indonesia.