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Australia pledges A$200m (£106m; $166m) to help poor nations mitigate the impact of global warming, in an apparent government U-turn.
The US Senate unanimously approves Richard Verma as the new US ambassador to India, the first Indian-American to step into that role.
The Ebola virus that has killed thousands in West Africa is still “running ahead” of efforts to contain it, says the World Health Organization head.
President Obama says the US was engaged in "brutal activity after 9/11", following the release of a Senate report on CIA enhanced interrogation techniques.
Brazil to release report on abuses under military rule
Liu Tienan, a former top economic official, is jailed for life in China for taking bribes, in a case which exposed high-level corruption.
Is implantable technology the next logical step for wearables?
New Zealand's parliament approves new anti-terrorism laws aimed at countering the domestic threat posed by overseas Islamic extremist groups.
Rifle firm struggles to fight Western sanctions
Plans of France's youngest minister to unlock economy
Conservative groups in India have long pushed for an outright ban on sex education in schools and they were emboldened when the country's new health minister recently came out in support of the move.