Pyongyang has shown signs of willingness to discuss its human rights issues. Marzuki Darusman, the UN special rapporteur on North Korea, tells DW it might be the result of the pressure created by a UN inquiry report.
Several Indian sailors taken hostage by Somali pirates have been freed after four years in captivity. Their release followed lengthy negotiations with their captors.
The first of a group of nearly 200 Iraqi Kurdish fighters has arrived in Kobani to fight against "Islamic State" jihadists. Under international pressure, Turkey recently agreed to allow the fighters to pass the border.
For tax evaders, the risk of being uncovered has escalated. An agreement governing the international exchange of data will bring a little more justice, says DW's business editor Henrik Böhme.
Reconciliation between warring militias and speedy elections are the means to bring peace to the Central African Republic, says interim president Catherine Samba-Panza.She told DW about the challenges she faces.
There are slim chances that Pakistan's blasphemy-convict Asia Bibi will get justice from superior courts. But Dr. Clare Amos of the World Council of Churches tells DW that the activists must keep up the pressure.
France has launched an investigation into unidentified drones spotted over several of its nuclear plants. The incident has reignited the debate about nuclear safety.
NATO's Anders Fogh Rasmussen tells DW that growing tensions with Russia have forced the alliance into a renewed rivalry.
Sweden has announced that it will officially recognize the state of Palestine on Thursday. It will become the first EU member in western Europe to do so, in a move strongly condemned by Israel.
The US economy has grown further in the past few months, beating analysts' expectations. Third-quarter figures showed expansion was based on a smaller trade deficit and a surge in defense spending.
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A US nurse has left her home in defiance of a voluntary quarantine order imposed on medical staff who have worked with Ebola patients. Kaci Hickox is reported to have taken a bicycle ride with her boyfriend.
Samsung has seen its third-quarter net profit drop by almost half as its key smartphone business faltered. Apple's new iPhone6 and mounting competition from Chinese handset makers are blamed for the squeeze.
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