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SA to hold daily Mandela cortege A cortege bearing Nelson Mandela's body will travel through Pretoria for three days ahead of his burial, the South African government says. Details WTO agrees global trade agreement The World Trade Organization agrees a historic global deal aimed at boosting commerce, which could add nearly $1tn to the global economy. Details Court frees pro-Morsi protest women An Egyptian appeal court orders the release of 21 women, including seven minors, who were jailed over a protest in support of ousted President Morsi. Details 'Hundreds dead' in CAR violence At least 300 people have been killed in two days of violence in the Central African Republic capital, Bangui, the Red Cross says. Details US citizen released by North Korea US citizen Merrill Newman is flying back home after being deported from North Korea following more than a month in detention there. Details Syria jihadists 'use Turkey bases' Foreign jihadist fighters, including Britons, are using safe houses in southern Turkey to go to Syria to fight against government forces, the BBC has learnt. Details US power 'underpins Iran diplomacy' Diplomacy with Iran over its nuclear programme must be backed by military power, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel tells Gulf leaders. Details N Korea 'edits out dismissed uncle' North Korean TV reportedly removes footage of a powerful uncle of leader Kim Jong-un from a documentary, following reports of his dismissal. Details Arrests over death of India activist Two men are arrested in western India over the killing in August of Narendra Dabholkar, who campaigned against "fraudulent practices" by gurus. Details Russia-Ukraine 'closer on gas price' Russia says differences with Ukraine on reducing the price of Russian gas have been narrowed after talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Details Arrests over Mexico radiation truck Six men are detained in central Mexico over the robbery earlier this week of a truck containing radioactive material from a hospital. Details Elton John 'sad' over Russia gay law British singer Elton John urges Russia to end discrimination against gays and lesbians as he performs at a concert in Moscow. Details Dylan's guitar sells for $965k The electric guitar played by Bob Dylan at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sells at auction in New York for a record $965,000 (£591,000). Details