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India plans to set up laboratories at ports to test for illegal beef exports amid controversy over the lynching of a Muslim man rumoured to have eaten beef.
Australia's highest court is reviewing the legality of the offshore detention of asylum seekers - a key feature of the country's tough immigration policy.
Final preparations are under way for the gala opening of the London Film Festival which has been declared "the year of the strong woman".
Roughly 6,000 federal inmates will be released in the coming weeks in an effort to ease prison crowding and lessen harsh penalties for non-violent offenders, US media report.
A group of teenage girls are using theatre to share their own experiences of what it is like to grow up in Baghdad.
Former president of the United Nations General Assembly, John Ashe, has been charged in relation to an alleged bribery scheme.
Two security officers are arrested in connection with a blast on the Maldives president's speedboat which officials now say was an attempt on his life.
Electronics giant Samsung estimates its third quarter operating profit will be 7.3t won ($6.29bn; £4.13bn) - up 79.8% from a year earlier.
The general who led last month's short-lived coup in Burkina Faso is charged with crimes including threatening state security and murder.
US Secretary of State John Kerry urges Haitians to take part in this month's presidential election and help develop a strong democracy.
Shares in Yum Brands, which owns KFC and Pizza Hut, fell more than 17% in after hours trading in the US after the firm reported poorer than expected quarterly results
California has put limits on flying drones over private property, in an effort to stop paparazzi photographers from snapping photos of celebrities from afar.
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Tony Blair says the international community must be prepared to do "everything and more" to support those fighting Islamist militants in Syria.
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Positive tweets about Delhi are being painted on walls and flyovers in the city after a month long festival to let people show their love for the city.