Barclays reports profits of £3.72bn for the first nine months of the year as it sets aside £500m relating to "investigations" into foreign exchange trading.
The BBC's Divya Arya reports from India, where women of 60 and 70 are becoming mothers for the first time.
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has appointed former Bank of America and DuPont chair Charles Holliday as chairman.
Hengdian, a small town on the east coast of China, has become the setting for one of the largest outdoor movie studios in the world.
The high court in the southern Indian state of Kerala upholds the government's decision to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the state's drink problem.
Human rights groups criticise a Singapore court's decision that a law banning gay sex is constitutional, saying it "tramples on basic rights".
Japan's Crown Princess Masako - who has been hit by a stress-related illness - attends a banquet for Dutch royals, her first such appearance in 11 years.
San Francisco Giants claim their third World Series in five years with a 3-2 win over Kansas City Royals and a 4-3 series triumph.
Authorities in Gujarat begin evacuating tens of thousands of people as a powerful cyclone heads for the western coast.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan breaks his silence to confirm that he will run again in February's elections, his office says.
Taiwan bans its senior government officials from higher studies in mainland China, citing "national security" reasons.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meets the families of 43 students who went missing more than a month ago, sparking nationwide protests.
Some 50,000 relics have been discovered in Mexico in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, archaeologists have said.
Microsoft unveils a wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well connect to a fitness tracking service on smartphones.
Data about phone and computer use will be kept by telecommunications companies for two years if a bill introduced to the Australian parliament is passed.
The Vatican unveils a new lighting and air-conditioning system to better preserve and display the famous frescoes of the Sistine Chapel.
Scientists confirm that a frog found living in New York City wetlands is a new species.
National Australia Bank is considering floating its Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking operations on the stock market as part of an exit from the UK.
Asia stocks mostly open higher after the US dollar jumps in value following the end of the Federal Reserve's bond-buying stimulus program.
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.