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Markets are shut and lawyers are on strike after a day of violence across the Pakistani city of Quetta, which left at least 13 dead.
As a proportion of the total population, more people died in Greater Syria than anywhere else in the world during the First World War. In Mount Lebanon a third of the population died of famine and disease.
US authorities penalise a Silicon Valley company for "grossly underpaying" eight workers brought over from India for a special project.
China's property prices fall 1.3% in September, marking the first year-on-year fall in the sector.
The governor of Mexico's southern Guerrero state - where 43 students went missing after deadly clashes with police last month - stands down.
Australia's troubled national carrier Qantas says it is on course to deliver its first pre-tax profits this year in the three months to September.
Chinese authorities have arrested one official and punished 16 others following a deadly clash in a Yunnan village, state media say.
Authorities in Canada release video showing the moments before a lone gunman stormed into Canada's parliament and was shot dead.
The US will maintain control of South Korean troops in the event of war with the North, the two sides say, delaying again a long-planned command transfer.
Asian shares move up on Friday, taking their lead from the US where markets closed higher after strong company results boosted investor sentiment.
The number of cases of polio in Pakistan has topped 200 for the first time in nearly 15 years.
A journey across a Ukraine wracked by conflict
The day UFOs stopped play - and a crowd of 10,000 gasped
Mosul diary: Inside the city ruled by Islamic State
Exposure to sunshine could slow down weight gain and the development of diabetes, research on mice suggests.
The Imperial War Museum's latest exhibition focuses on Afghanistan as British troops prepare to leave.
A new art gallery showing major works of art from Spain's "golden age" is to open in a former bank in Bishop Auckland, County Durham.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says Erik Lamela's Europa League wonder-strike was the best goal scored by one of his players.
Computer workstations, electronic signature pads and free wi-fi are rolling out across UK job centres.
Steve Rosenberg visits Kiev to see how the recent violence in Ukraine has had an impact on who is running for parliament.