There was no Labor Party-style nail-tearing brawling, no leaks and backbench stalking. As leadership changes go, it was polite and well-mannered.
Even though it has been driving a ferocious security crackdown that has resulted in the arrest of at least 16,000 people and the deaths of more than 1400, Egypt's government has elected to go further.
An Australian journalist taking a stand against attempts to silence the media in Thailand has spent five hours in a small prison cell crowded with 90 prisoners, including a man who admitted killing his girlfriend.
The number of lions in west Africa has fallen so much that there are growing concerns for the future of the entire species.
Kuala Lumpur: Karpal Singh, an opposition Malaysian politician for more than four decades and lawyer who acted in some of the country's highest-profile cases, was killed in a road accident today. He was 73.
Jindo: The parents waited in dread through the night, huddled under blankets, staring out to sea for a sign that rescuers had found any of the 281 people, many of them high school students, still missing after a ferry sank on Wednesday.
New York: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that more than 1 million people in South Sudan are at risk of famine.
South Korean authorities are still searching for about 290 people missing after a ferry capsized in the country's south.
Karpal Singh, a veteran Malaysian opposition leader and lawyer who led campaigns against the death penalty, has been killed in a car accident. He was 73.
At least one of the two Australian suspected Islamic militants killed in a US drone strike in Yemen late last year had spent time in a terrorist training camp.