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Munich kicked off this year's Oktoberfest Saturday, beginning festivities in which the city expects to host 6 million visitors. For the first time, be...
The people behind a vicious attack were identified as Islamist militants from Somalia, but few other details about the incident have been made public....
In 2011, there was a vote on closing the version of Wikipedia written in the Scottish language variety, Scots. The episode reminds us how language int...

World

BBC
The mobile operator EE is in talks to take over up to 60 stores from the failed retailer Phones 4U....
The Yemeni government and Shia Houthi rebels sign an agreement aimed at ending the political crisis which has gripped the country for weeks....
Frank Lampard scores a dramatic equaliser against former club Chelsea as 10-man Manchester City draw 1-1 at Etihad Stadium....
The Duke of Cambridge plays table football as he meets teenagers during a visit to Malta to celebrate the country's 50 years of independence....
Turkish security forces have fired water cannon and tear gas at crowds which had gathered in support of Syrian Kurdish refugees on the border....

Europe

BBC
The Duke of Cambridge plays table football as he meets teenagers during a visit to Malta to celebrate the country's 50 years of independence....
Turkish security forces have fired water cannon and tear gas at crowds which had gathered in support of Syrian Kurdish refugees on the border....
New research shows China's rising emissions per head of population have overtaken the EU while the global total reaches a new high....
The fate of Air France is "at stake" in a dispute between Air France and its pilots, according to France's Transport Minister....
Tens of thousands of people attend a Mass by Pope Francis, as the pontiff hits out at extremists "perverting" religion to justify violence....

Canada

CBC
ZMapp, a concoction of three Ebola antibodies, was created in Winnipeg — half a world away from the West African countries where Ebo...
Complaining about BC Ferries is almost part of the culture along B.C.'s coastal islands and waterways, but constant fare hikes are wea...
Alberta's justice minister has ordered a review after a cougar was shot and killed by wildlife officers near a Calgary hospital....
A man from Hay River, N.W.T., says he's dedicated about $100,000 to independently search for the grave of Sir John Franklin, whose shi...
A fire destroyed that destroyed a 140-year-old church in Edmundston, N.B., on Saturday is being investigated as a potential arson, acc...

Australia-Pacific

ABC
Former prime minister John Howard says he was "embarrassed" intelligence he used to take Australia to war in Iraq was inaccurate and denies it was a "...
The search for missing three-year-old boy William Tyrell has been scaled back nine days after he disappeared from his grandmother's home on the NSW mi...
Police called to reports of a stabbing at a Taree home in northern NSW arrived to find one woman dead and another injured....

Middle East

BBC
The Yemeni government and Shia Houthi rebels sign an agreement aimed at ending the political crisis which has gripped the country for weeks....
A military aircraft has crashed in Egypt, killing six crew, state TV reports....
A bomb explosion near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo has killed at least two police officers, security officials say....
Turkish troops fire water cannon and tear gas at crowds which had gathered at the border in support of Syrian Kurdish refugees....
The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State appeals to the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him....

Asia-Pacific

BBC
New research shows China's rising emissions per head of population have overtaken the EU while the global total reaches a new high....
A deal to form a unity government in Afghanistan has been signed at a televised ceremony in Kabul, ending months of political wrangling....
The family of murdered British tourist Hannah Witheridge say they are "broken" after she was found murdered on a Thai island....
The southern Indian state of Kerala has said it will ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the problem of excessive drinking....
Tropical storm Fung-Wong brings flooding, heavy rains and high winds to the Philippines, forcing some 200,000 people from their homes....

South-Asia

BBC
New research shows China's rising emissions per head of population have overtaken the EU while the global total reaches a new high....
A deal to form a unity government in Afghanistan has been signed at a televised ceremony in Kabul, ending months of political wrangling....
The family of murdered British tourist Hannah Witheridge say they are "broken" after she was found murdered on a Thai island....
The southern Indian state of Kerala has said it will ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the problem of excessive drinking....
Tropical storm Fung-Wong brings flooding, heavy rains and high winds to the Philippines, forcing some 200,000 people from their homes....

Business

BBC
Taralika Lahiri runs a private detective agency in Delhi that specialises in matrimonial cases and says her business is thriving....
Is your sweetheart playing away? Call Delhi's wedding detective...
The mobile operator EE is in talks to take over up to 60 stores from the failed retailer Phones 4U....
The fate of Air France is "at stake" in a dispute between Air France and its pilots, according to France's Transport Minister....
The US Treasury Secretary urges eurozone countries to "boost demand" in order to reduce unemployment and avoid deflation....
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