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Scores of Iraqi Kurdish fighters arrive in Turkey from where they plan to cross into Syria to battle militants besieging the town of Kobane.
Air France-KLM has said last month's pilots' strike cost it €416m (£328m) in lost revenues as it reported operating profit fell by more than half in the three months to the end of October.
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Deutsche Bank swings to a loss in the third quarter because of higher legal costs to settle investigations.
Tens of thousands of people in Hungary have taken part in a peaceful march against the government's plans to tax the internet - the second demonstration in three days.
The Indian government gives a list with names of more than 600 Indians suspected to have parked untaxed wealth in foreign banks to the Supreme Court.
New Zealand is to hold a binding referendum in 2016 on whether to change the design of the national flag, PM John Key says.
The Australian government says it is trying to confirm reports that the most senior Australian member of Islamic State has been killed in Syria.
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Asia stocks are lifted by stronger-than-expected Japan industrial production in September and positive US consumer confidence data.
Singapore is ranked the best country to do business for a ninth consecutive year by the World Bank's annual "Doing Business" report.
US envoy Samantha Power praises efforts to tackle Ebola in Liberia in West Africa, and urges international donors to continue to help.
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The Wellcome Trust is giving £1.3m to fund the creation of six new science and technology galleries at the National Museum of Scotland.
About 2,000 hectares of fertile land are lost each day due to damage caused by salt, according to a UN analysis.
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The Australian government has announced an increase on fuel tax, despite the move being opposed in the Senate.
Richard Taylor checks out PetCube, a product that wants to let you interact with your pet while you are away from home, using your phone.
Officials in charge of securing the EU's borders are meeting in Brussels to consider how best to deal with the surge in migrants trying to reach Europe.