Members of Pakistan's Hindu community are calling on the government to make the festival of Diwali a national holiday.
Reggae singer John Holt, who was famed for writing and singing the original version of Blondie's hit The Tide is High, dies aged 67.
Two retired army officers complain about comments made by academic Sulak Sivaraksa about King Naresuan, who died more than 400 years ago
David Cameron promises to set out plans by Christmas to further curb the rights of EU migrants after European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso warns of risks
Sri Lanka will hold early presidential elections in January, a government minister says, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa expected to seek a third term.
Martina Navratilova slams the International Tennis Federation's "silence" after one of its members mocks the Williams sisters.
Kamui Kobayashi admitted to being "seriously troubled" about the safety of his Caterham during the Russian GP weekend.
A Lufthansa pilots' strike hitting both short and long-haul services has affected the plans of 200,000 travellers.
Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 raid on a US diplomatic post in the Libyan city of Benghazi, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Tributes are paid to British actress and TV presenter Lynda Bellingham, who has died at the age of 66 after suffering colon cancer.
The cousin of Anni Dewani, who was killed while on honeymoon in South Africa, tells a court she was "suspicious" of Anni's husband.
Amnesty International finds evidence of atrocities committed by both warring sides in eastern Ukraine, but not on the scale reported by Russia.
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Zambia's President Michael Sata, 77, flies abroad for a medical check-up amid persistent speculation that he is seriously ill.
FIFA has said that Russia's preparations for hosting the World Cup in 2018 are "on track" so far.
Global health body under fire over Ebola
Official results from Bolivia's presidential election confirm incumbent president Evo Morales has won a third term in office and will govern until 2020.
Indian footballer Peter Biaksangzuala dies from the injuries he suffered after landing awkwardly when he celebrated a goal.
IBM is paying $1.5bn to offload its loss-making chip manufacturing division to Abu Dhabi owned GlobalFoundries as it announces a 17% profits fall.
Blood from survivors of the Ebola virus is being used to treat patients suffering from the disease.