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UK politicians react angrily to demands for an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) contribution towards the European Union's budget due to the country's better economic performance.
Protest leaders in Hong Kong are to ballot their supporters over whether to accept the government's proposals and end their occupation of the city.
The emirate wants people to get out of their cars to ease traffic congestion.
Sweden calls off its massive week-long search for a suspected Russian submarine, saying the vessel has probably left its territorial waters.
There are fears that the ancient site of Babylon in present-day Iraq is threatened with destruction by the militant group calling itself Islamic State.
Police in New York investigate whether a man who attacked two officers with an axe before being shot dead was linked to Islamist extremism.
The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions.
Pakistani and Iranian forces have exchanged mortar fire, in the latest incident between the two countries along their porous border.
Markets are shut and lawyers are on strike after a day of violence across the Pakistani city of Quetta, which left at least 13 dead.
As a proportion of the total population, more people died in Greater Syria than anywhere else in the world during the First World War. In Mount Lebanon a third of the population died of famine and disease.
US authorities penalise a Silicon Valley company for "grossly underpaying" eight workers brought over from India for a special project.
A Malaysian diplomat, wanted by New Zealand authorities on allegations of attempted rape in the city of Wellington in May, is finally extradited.
China's property prices fall 1.3% in September, marking the first year-on-year fall in the sector.
The governor of Mexico's southern Guerrero state - where 43 students went missing after deadly clashes with police last month - stands down.
Australia's troubled national carrier Qantas says it is on course to deliver its first pre-tax profits this year in the three months to September.
Chinese authorities have arrested one official and punished 16 others following a deadly clash in a Yunnan village, state media say.
Authorities in Canada release video showing the moments before a lone gunman stormed into Canada's parliament and was shot dead.
The US will maintain control of South Korean troops in the event of war with the North, the two sides say, delaying again a long-planned command transfer.
Asian shares move up on Friday, taking their lead from the US where markets closed higher after strong company results boosted investor sentiment.
The number of cases of polio in Pakistan has topped 200 for the first time in nearly 15 years.