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The gynecological surgeon's Panzi Hospital in eastern DRC has treated thousands of women who were victims of rape....
About 200 pro-democracy activists held signs and shouted slogans in front of the home of Leung Chun-ying, a day after student leaders met with governm...
The self-declared Islamic State has released a video purporting to show its fighters rifling through a crate of grenades airdropped by a U.S. military...

World

BBC
Multiple shots have been fired at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, just steps from the nation's parliament....
A Mexican human rights body accuses eight soldiers of killing 12 suspects in cold blood and tampering with the evidence to make it look like a shoot-o...
Prime Minister David Cameron tells MPs the "buck stops with me" when it comes to deporting foreign criminals from the UK....
The Syrian military has stepped up its air strikes on rebel-held areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, activists say....
The World Health Organization's emergency committee is holding talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak....

Europe

BBC
Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm....
Sweden could use weapons in the search for a suspected foreign submarine near the capital Stockholm, a senior naval official tells the BBC....
GlaxoSmithKline's shares rose 4% after its third quarter results beat expectations and it pledged to return an additional £4bn to shareholders via a ...
A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport says he lost his bearings before a collision with a plane that killed Total oil boss Christophe de Margerie....
The wrecks of a German U-boat and a merchant vessel it sank in the Battle of the Atlantic are found 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina....

Canada

CBC
A teacher fired from a Montreal school 50 years after her short-lived erotic film career began is weighing her options after being off...
Winnipeg police have made an arrest after the remains of babies were found inside a storage locker....
Life aboard a cargo vessel that is stranded in eastern Newfoundland became a little more bearable for 11 crewmembers this week followi...
A woman in her 20s has died the morning after she was savagely beaten on a bike path in Longueuil, Que....
Jesse Wente says that festivals like ImagineNative, which opens today today in Toronto, have played a big part in the rapid developmen...

Australia-Pacific

ABC
An animal rights group has obtained video showing Australian bulls being stabbed in the neck in Gaza and sheep being shoved into car boots in Kuwait a...
The Australian share market has closed higher for the seventh straight session, with all sectors making gains. ...
The Federal Government wants the household solar panels and hot water scheme to continue and says it will start negotiating the future of the Renewabl...

Middle East

BBC
The Syrian military has stepped up its air strikes on rebel-held areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, activists say....
The fighting in Kobane has pushed relations between the Turkish government and Turkey's Kurdish population to the lowest point for years...
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is setting up an inquiry into attacks on UN facilities during Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip....
The US Pentagon says it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants with a weapons bundle intended for Kurdish fighters....
Tales from the days when British diplomats ran the Gulf...

Asia-Pacific

BBC
Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month protest in the capital Islamabad against PM Nawaz Sharif, but others remain...
The Indonesian wife of a British man found with his throat cut on the island of Bali has admitted arranging his murder, police there tell the BBC....
US saxophonist Kenny G visits Hong Kong protest sites, prompting Beijing to repeat its warning for foreigners to stay out of domestic affairs....
Protesters in Hong Kong march to the chief executive's residence, criticising his comments against giving the poor too much political influence....
Australian playwright on media baron's rise to power...

South-Asia

BBC
Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month protest in the capital Islamabad against PM Nawaz Sharif, but others remain...
The Indonesian wife of a British man found with his throat cut on the island of Bali has admitted arranging his murder, police there tell the BBC....
US saxophonist Kenny G visits Hong Kong protest sites, prompting Beijing to repeat its warning for foreigners to stay out of domestic affairs....
Protesters in Hong Kong march to the chief executive's residence, criticising his comments against giving the poor too much political influence....
Australian playwright on media baron's rise to power...

Business

BBC
Aerospace giant Boeing has raised its forecast for profits this year and says it has a record backlog of orders....
Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm....
GlaxoSmithKline's shares rose 4% after its third quarter results beat expectations and it pledged to return an additional £4bn to shareholders via a ...
A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport says he lost his bearings before a collision with a plane that killed Total oil boss Christophe de Margerie....
Oil giant Total appoints a new chief executive and new chairman to replace Christophe de Margerie who died in a plane crash in Moscow on Monday....
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