Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro announces he will raise the minimum wage by 15% to counteract an inflation rate of more than 60%.
The authorities in Rome are considering rebuilding the famous arena inside the city's Colosseum.
An advisor to the Polish President accuses the US of "absolute ignorance" in seeking to arrest Roman Polanski at the opening of a Jewish history museum.
The father of one of the women found murdered in the Hong Kong flat of a British banker describes how he was left stunned by news of her brutal end.
Japanese shares continued to rally, jumping to a seven-year peak on Tuesday after last week's surprise stimulus move by the country's central bank.
People in western Japan reported sightings of a sparkling light racing across the sky on Monday evening.
Liberal Democrat MP Norman Baker resigns as a Home Office minister, saying working in the department is like "walking through mud".
Actress and director Angelina Jolie calls Louis Zamperini her "hero" in a Radio 4 documentary about the late Olympian and prisoner of war to be broadcast later this week.
Investigators looking into the Virgin Galactic accident set up a "human performance" team to help them understand the actions of the pilots.
More than 200 villagers attend an elaborate Hindu wedding ceremony in northern India for two monkeys.
Authorities in Beijing ban the burning of dead relatives' clothes during the Apec summit as an anti-pollution measure, local media report.
Former EastEnders stars Gillian Taylforth, Michelle Collins and Pam St Clement will return as ghosts to haunt Ian Beale in a sketch for Children in Need.
US regulators announce that carmakers Hyundai and Kia have agreed to a record settlement for overstating the fuel economy of their cars, in violation of the Clean Air Act.
Lampard to extend Man City loan, Gerrard asked to take pay cut for new deal, Fenerbahce want Van Persie, plus more.
Macau's casinos saw their worst monthly revenue performance on record in October as China continued its anti-corruption drive.
A Mexican security chief brought in by the government to tackle rising violence is shot dead in the north-eastern state of Tamaulipas, officials say.
Americans are voting in mid-term elections which will decide who controls the Senate and pave the way for the 2016 race for the White House.
A Virgin Australia aircraft bound for Sydney is forced to turn back and land in Los Angeles after sinks on board leak.
The UN refugees agency is launching a campaign to end statelessness - currently affecting at least 10 million people worldwide - within 10 years.
German horse Protectionist, for English jockey Ryan Moore, wins the Melbourne Cup but favourite Admire Rakti dies after the race.