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An elderly German, who kept hundreds of valuable art works confiscated by the Nazis hidden at his Munich home, tells German media they are legally his.
Renewed fighting breaks out between rival militias on the outskirts of Tripoli, a day after dozens of people die in clashes.
David Cameron launches an inquiry into "intimidatory" trade union tactics after the dispute that almost led to the closure of Scotland's Grangemouth oil refinery.
A Moscow testing lab for the Winter Olympics will have its Wada accreditation suspended unless it improves by 1 December.
Wicketkeeper Matthew Wade is suspended by Cricket Australia for tampering with the pitch during a Sheffield Shield match.
Flooding and landslides in central Vietnam leave at least 28 people dead, nine missing and some 80,000 homeless after heavy rains.
The winning candidate in the delayed presidential run-off election in the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen, is sworn in, raising hopes of political stability.
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says he believes it is possible for the Sri Lankan government to establish a war crimes inquiry before March 2014.
Thousands of survivors of a deadly storm attend church services in the Philippines, as international aid efforts begin to have a major impact.
Chile holds a presidential election on Sunday, with the Socialist candidate, Michelle Bachelet, the overwhelming favourite to win.
The annual Leon International Balloon Festival has taken place in Mexico.
Nine axe-wielding attackers and two policemen are killed in clashes at a police station in China's volatile Xinjiang province, state media say.
Tens of thousands of people have protested in Italy's southern city of Naples against illegal dumping of toxic waste blamed on the local mafia.
The housewives taking on militants in Kashmir
The shared past of Chile's presidential candidates
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Organised criminal gangs are increasingly aiming to rob valuable works of art and antiques in the UK, according to senior police officers.
Tens of thousands of people protest in Italy's southern city of Naples against illegal dumping of toxic waste blamed on the local mafia, the Camorra.
Jeremy Howell reports on the science of growing crops in the desert conditions of the Middle East.