China has revealed that it may take a long time to complete the corruption investigation into former internal security chief Zhou Yongkang.
More evidence of economic weakness in the eurozone comes from the latest retail sales figures and a survey of business growth.
The mayor of the Colombian port city of Cartagena has said he will ask for a controversial plaque unveiled last week by Prince Charles to be removed.
Ex-Liverpool striker John Toshack says the Reds are suffering the effects of throwing away last season's league title.
A British-run facility to treat people with Ebola is opening near the Sierra Leone capital, Freetown.
The government has ruled out sending British police to help tackle Calais’ “tremendous problem” with illegal immigration, declaring that security issues are "a matter for the French".
Berkeley, in California, votes to tax sugary soda drinks, but nearby San Francisco says 'no' to the idea.
A school in West Yorkshire sends home 152 pupils for not wearing the correct uniform.
Three relatives of the late shipping tycoon blamed for South Korea's Sewol ferry disaster are given jail sentences for embezzlement.
A controversial new 1,000-room palace built for Turkey's President Erdogan will cost about £385m ($615m) - nearly twice the previous estimate.
A Turkish company uses image of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to advertise a hair removal product.
Marks and Spencer reports its 13th consecutive quarterly drop in clothing sales, blaming "unseasonable conditions in September" for the poor performance.
Japan's biggest car manufacturer, Toyota, raises its full-year net profit forecast by more than 12%, citing a weaker yen and cost cutting efforts.
Officials have introduced new safety measures at Flemington Racecourse after the death of Araldo at the Melbourne Cup.
Mitchell Johnson, Kumar Sangakkara and Angelo Mathews are nominated for two top International Cricket Council awards.
It might not be on Spotify, but Taylor Swift's 1989 album has gone top of the Billboard album charts.
A floral masterpiece by Vincent van Gogh, painted in the closing stages of his life, sells in New York for $61.8m (£38.7m).
The government plans to make mobile operators improve patchy coverage around the country.
Rajesh Mirchandani explains the results of the US mid-term elections in what was a "very good night for Republicans".
About 36 pilot whales died after stranding in the Eastern Bay of Plenty in New Zealand, but dozens more are saved by conservationists.