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The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're ofte...
Tunisia's revolution is important because it set off the greater Arab Spring. Today, the country marked a milestone as Tunisians cast ballots for thei...
More than 2,000 tents still occupy city streets. The longer the pro-democracy demonstration goes on, the more unwelcome it becomes....

World

BBC
Tension rises ahead of Missouri shooting ruling...
The trial of businessman Shrien Dewani on charges of plotting his wife's murder should be halted and the case thrown out, his lawyers are expected to ...
British banker Rurik Jutting is ruled fit to stand trial for the murder of two women in Hong Kong, after undergoing psychiatric assessments....
Asian stock markets traded higher as investors cheer an interest rate cut in China and the European Central Bank's vow to fight deflation....
A British man fighting with Kurdish troops against Islamic State militants in Syria tells the BBC he is not a mercenary....

Europe

BBC
French come out fighting for their economic reputation...
Debris from the Malaysia's Flight MH17 arrives from rebel-held areas near the crash site in east Ukraine to the government-held city of Kharkiv....
Computer security firm Symantec discovers what it says is one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen....
Britain's Lewis Hamilton clinches his second drivers' world championship with a comfortable victory in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix....
Roger Federer beats Richard Gasquet to seal Switzerland's first Davis Cup triumph, then dedicates the victory to his team....

Canada

CBC
The Calgary Stampeders have advanced to the 102nd Grey Cup with a 43-18 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos on Sunday....
A Toronto man says that he briefly stepped inside a downtown roti store to pay for his takeout order and someone used the opportunity ...
Brandon Banks returned two punts for touchdowns to lead the Hamilton Tiger-Cats back to the Grey Cup, defeating the Montreal Alouettes...
Two more former NDP staffers who say they were unfairly dismissed have accused the party of trying to persuade them not to file a comp...
Four people are dead after a head-on collision on Highway 21 on Saturday morning....

Australia-Pacific

ABC
An online retailer selling baby clothing featuring pornographic slogans such as "no gag reflex" is under fire from campaigners calling for the offensi...
A quarter of the job cuts announced at the ABC today will be in the broadcaster's news division, staff have been told....
The Australian share market is rising strongly, with mining stocks leading the way on Chinese rate cuts announced after the local market closed on Fri...

Middle East

BBC
A British man fighting with Kurdish troops against Islamic State militants in Syria tells the BBC he is not a mercenary....
The dangers faced by interfaith Egyptian couples...
British-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami, who was detained after attempting to watch a men's volleyball match in Iran, is freed on bail, her family says....
World powers trying to reach a deal on Iran's nuclear programme consider extending the talks, as Monday's deadline for an agreement looms....
Polls close after Tunisia's first presidential election since the Arab Spring, with two frontrunners claiming a narrow victory with a run-off likely....

Asia-Pacific

BBC
British banker Rurik Jutting is ruled fit to stand trial for the murder of two women in Hong Kong, after undergoing psychiatric assessments....
Senior Indian politician and former federal minister Murli Deora of the Congress party dies after a long illness, aged 77....
Wifi-enabled living in rural India...
Australian public broadcaster ABC says some 400 people could lose their jobs after a significant cut in government funding....
Police charge a 30-year-old woman with attempted murder after she abandoned her newborn baby boy in a drain in western Sydney....

South-Asia

BBC
British banker Rurik Jutting is ruled fit to stand trial for the murder of two women in Hong Kong, after undergoing psychiatric assessments....
Senior Indian politician and former federal minister Murli Deora of the Congress party dies after a long illness, aged 77....
Wifi-enabled living in rural India...
Australian public broadcaster ABC says some 400 people could lose their jobs after a significant cut in government funding....
Police charge a 30-year-old woman with attempted murder after she abandoned her newborn baby boy in a drain in western Sydney....

Business

BBC
British banker Rurik Jutting is ruled fit to stand trial for the murder of two women in Hong Kong, after undergoing psychiatric assessments....
Asian stock markets traded higher as investors cheer an interest rate cut in China and the European Central Bank's vow to fight deflation....
Global business confidence slipped to five-year low in October, according to a survey of 6,100 companies from Markit Economics....
Royal Bank of Scotland apologised for giving incorrect evidence to a UK parliamentary hearing, letters released by the Treasury Committee reveal....
The couple who helped Tesco change the way many of us shop...
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