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A Malaysian diplomat, wanted by New Zealand authorities on allegations of attempted rape in the city of Wellington in May, is finally extradited.
Photographs show a US air strike hitting an Islamic State position on a hill near the embattled Syrian town of Kobane.
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.
Europe's biggest football clubs are considering asking Fifa to hold the 2022 World Cup in May to avoid the intense summer heat.
The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.
The governor of Mexico's Guerrero state, where 43 students went missing 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.
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.
A US doctor who recently returned from the Ebola-hit West African country of Guinea has tested positive for the virus in New York, US media say.
Yemen is at risk of civil war. envoy says
The number of cases of polio in Pakistan has topped 200 for the first time in nearly 15 years.
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The Scottish government is to reduce the country's drink-drive limit in time for Christmas, making it lower than that south of the border.