A judge in Hong Kong has deemed a British banker charged with murdering two women fit to stand trial. Court proceedings have been delayed until July next year.
Symantec security researchers have said a highly sophisticated piece of malware called Regin has been around for years in a large-scale cyberspying campaign. Businesses were among the attackers' targets.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has warned hundreds of jobs are likely to be slashed after government funding cuts. Opposition leaders said reduced funding was retaliation for unfavorable coverage.
Police in the US city of Cleveland, Ohio, have shot dead a 12-year-old African American boy who was waving a replica gun. The case seems likely to further fuel a nationwide debate on racial discrimination by police.
A Soyuz capsule carrying astronauts from three countries has docked with the International Space Station (ISS). Among those arriving on board is Italy's first woman in space.
Iran and nations seeking to resolve a standoff over Tehran's nuclear program have been considering an extension to talks. The expiry of an interim agreement seeking a permanent solution has been drawing closer.
Tunisia's incumbent President Moncef Marzouki is set to face secular former premier Beji Caid Essebsi in a run-off vote for the presidency. Neither man could manage an outright majority in the first round.
Authorities in Burkina Faso have issued a decree alocating ministerial posts in an interim government. The military claimed six posts, including the key ministries of the interior and defense.
Italy's first female astronaut is heading to the International Space Station. The Soyuz capsule carrying Samantha Cristoforetti blasted off from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Norwegian ace Magnus Carlsen has retained his chess crown in Sochi at Viswanathan Anand's expense. The match-up was a re-run of last year's final, with Anand providing a sterner test in the challenger's role.
The Dutch government says the week-long operation to recover wreckage from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 is complete. Continued fighting around the broad debris field had delayed the operation.
Tunisia's official presidential election outcome is unknown, but the campaign team of former premier Beji Caid Essebsi claims he has a "large lead." His rival, incumbent President Moncef Marouki, is among 27 candidates.
Germany's opposition Greens have reaffirmed pacifist rejection of German arms deliveries. But, they've given Green deputies leeway to cast conscience votes in parliament on arming Kurds in Iraq to fend off "IS" jihadis.
The family of a British-Iranian woman jailed after watching a men's volleyball match in Tehran says she has been released on bail. Ghoncheh Ghavami had been in prison since her arrest in June.
Dozens of people have been killed near a remote lakeside fishing community in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state. One source puts the toll at 48. Authorities claim that Islamist Boko Haram insurgents were responsible.
Lewis Hamilton has been crowned motor racing's Formula One champion after winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. It's Hamilton's second championship victory, having won in 2008.
An Afghan volleyball tournament has been turned into carnage by a suicide bomber. Officials in Paktika province say at least 45 people, mostly spectators, were killed. Hundreds had gathered to watch the match final.
The Italian coast guard and navy have intercepted hundreds of migrants from the central Mediterranean since Thursday. Meanwhile in Cyprus, authorities have rescued a large group of Syrian refugees heading for Europe.
Tunisians are voting for their first directly-elected president in a landmark poll, widely seen as a key step in the transition to democracy. Dictator Ben Ali was ousted in a popular uprising nearly four years ago.
The Afghan parliament has given the green light to military agreements allowing foreign troops to remain in the country past the end of the year. Some 10,000 mostly US troops will now stay on.
With little more than a day to reach an agreement, Iran is reportedly considering an extension of a nuclear talks deadline. Negotiations have faltered amid "serious gaps" between Western diplomats and Tehran.
German intelligence sources say some 60 Germans have died fighting for the jihadist group "Islamic State." Many others have returned from conflict zones in Syria and Iraq - and now pose a threat at home.
Tunisia is holding its first direct presidential elections since the overthrow of long-term dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The poll represents the latest stage in attempts to consolidate democracy.
Iran and international negotiators are facing an uphill battle if they are to reach an historic agreement on Tehran's nuclear program. Berlin has claimed that talks in Vienna represent a "moment of truth."
The US president has approved a plan that could see US troops resume combat operations against the Taliban, White House sources say. Previously, troops staying in Afghanistan were to limit their focus to al Qaeda.
Germany has seen the highest rates worldwide of asylum seekers from conflict zones this year. Those numbers won't be dwindling any time soon, so Germany must "adjust," says the country's interior minister.
The Russian foreign minister has spoken out against the West saying it is seeking a regime change in Moscow. The conflict in eastern Ukraine continues to claim lives amid allegations of Russia deploying more troops.
Clashes between "Islamic State" militants and local Sunnis have left dozens dead in Iraq's western Anbar province. Iraqi security forces found many of the local fighters executed.
Activists of the "Blockupy" movement have clashed with the police in Frankfurt. The demonstration was organized to protest the inauguration of the European Central Bank's new office.
Diplomats in Vienna have warned that talks between six major world powers and Iran over its nuclear program might not conclude by their Monday deadline. The negotiations aim to end a 12-year standoff between both sides.
American officials have sent a Saudi Arabian terrorist held captive in Guantanamo back to his homeland. Officials agree that al-Zahrani no longer represents a threat to the United States.
A magnitude-6.2 earthquake has hit Japan's Nagano Prefecture, according to the US Geological Survey. No tsunami warning has been issued, and there has been no report of deaths so far.
Islamist militants from the group Al-Shabab have claimed responsibility for a deadly attack near the Kenya-Somalia border. The group singled out non-Muslims and executed them.
Germany's opposition Greens have set their sights on nutrition that avoids mass livestock farming. They have accused Chancellor Angela Merkel's government of giving agriculturalized industry an unrestrained free run.
A UN rights committee called on Myanmar to grant citizenship to Rohingya Muslims. A resolution ramps up pressure on the Southeast Asian country to scrap a controversial identity plan for the minority group.
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