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Global business confidence slipped to five-year low in October, according to a survey of 6,100 companies from Markit Economics.
Nine-year-old actress Cherry Campbell, the star of CBeebies show Katie Morag, becomes the youngest-ever winner at the Bafta Children's awards.
Hopes pinned on Ebola clinical trials in Guinea
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.
Peru's environmental police launch an investigation into the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a northern beach.
Royal Bank of Scotland apologised for giving incorrect evidence to a parliamentary hearing, letters released by the Treasury Committee reveal.
The dangers faced by interfaith Egyptian couples
Why one Irish-American comedian is trying stand-up in Beijing
The European security organisation, the OSCE, says that wreckage collected from the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine is on its way to the Netherlands.
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.
Colombia's Farc rebels warn that military operations where they are holding captured general, Ruben Alzate, may jeopardise his release.
Hillary Clinton would be a "great president" if she decided to run for the White House in 2016, President Barack Obama says.
Captain Michael Clarke is named in the Australia squad for the first Test against India, subject to proving his fitness.
World powers trying to reach a deal on Iran's nuclear programme consider extending the talks, as Monday's deadline for an agreement looms.
A supermarket price war is behind a sharp rise in the number of firms involved in food production folding, new research claims.
Polls close after Tunisia's first presidential election since the Arab Spring, with two frontrunners claiming a narrow victory with a run-off likely.
One woman's journey from a village to death in the big city
The Kenyan military has killed more than 100 al-Shabab militants linked to a deadly attack on a bus, Kenya's deputy president says.
Lewis Hamilton says his second world title feels more important to him than the first he won with McLaren in 2008.