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Hopes of sealing a global trade deal fade at a World Trade Organization summit in Indonesia after India refuses to budge on food subsidies.
Russian company Yota launches a two-screen smartphone that uses e-ink technology.
A US animal rights group has filed a lawsuit with a New York court seeking to recognise a chimp as a legal person with rights to "bodily liberty".
There is a lull in protests against Thailand's government ahead of the king's 86th birthday, after days of violent demonstrations in Bangkok.
Australia defends a raid on the offices of a lawyer representing East Timor in a spying row case against Australia at The Hague.
The Christmas Day episode of ITV's Downton Abbey will go head to head with BBC One's EastEnders, television schedules reveal.
The home secretary is to set out measures to tackle extremism and radicalism, following the findings of a taskforce set up by the government after the killing of Lee Rigby.
Polling is under way in crucial state elections in the Indian capital, Delhi, where a new party could emerge as a critical player.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he has proof that Monday's massive power cuts were caused by "right-wing" saboteurs.
Australia reports weaker-than-expected growth for the July-to-September quarter partly due to slower domestic demand.
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Officials in Madrid are holding three days of auditions for buskers, as part of a clamp down on street music.
A reported deal between Chinese firm Huawei and South Korea, which could see it help develop the country's broadband network, prompts US concerns.
Australia is investigating a Chinese national over a suspected espionage case at the country's top scientific body linked with the military.
Alan Gross, a US man jailed in Cuba, asks President Obama to intervene personally to help win his release, on the fourth anniversary of his arrest.
The head of the Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah says Saudi Arabia was behind last month's blasts near Iran's embassy in Beirut.
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