A major fire forces the evacuation of the French national radio building in Paris but there are no immediate reports of casualties.
Princess Kako, the second daughter of Prince Akishino, has passed an entrance procedure of the International Christian University, according to the Imperial Household Agency. (The Japan News)
In a surprise move, the Bank of Japan decided to ease its monetary policy further at a Policy Board meeting on Friday, demonstrating its resolve to help shore up the country's economy and reach its 2 percent inflation goal. (The Japan News)
Anti-corruption investigators in China reportedly find the equivalent of $30m in cash at an official's home - the biggest such haul to date.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he is concerned by his players' use of social media site Twitter, plus more.
This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in Britain, BBC weather has confirmed.
A breeder in China's Chendgu province was trying to give these two baby pandas medicine instead of their usual bamboo leaves- and they were having none of it.
A team has developed micro-sized rockets, powered by seawater, that can neutralise chemical and biological weapons.
At least eight people die in an explosion at a major bus station in Gombe state in north-eastern Nigeria, witnesses tell the BBC.
Andy Rubin steps down from Google, while his former colleague Daniel Graf is demoted at Twitter
Russia's central bank raises interest rates to 9.5% from 8%, a much bigger rise than expected, as it seeks to combat inflation.
Software firm Drupal warns millions to "assume" they have been hacked if they have not applied a patch for a recently discovered bug.
Inflation in the eurozone rose slightly in October, giving some hope that the spectre of deflation can be staved off.
The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' £218m of the UK's £2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds issued in 1917. It is the first payment of its kind for 67 years.
French town bans clowns after violent incidents
A US judge rules the long-running dispute between Marvin Gaye's family, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over claims of plagiarism should go to trial.
Japan's central bank, the Bank of Japan, surprises markets by announcing an expansion of its monetary stimulus policy.
Popular teaching practices "harmful to students' learning".
A police chief will face an internal charge of gross misconduct after an allegation of inappropriate behaviour towards women.
Actors Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson and Robert Downey Junior are among the stars honoured at the Britannia Awards hosted by Bafta in LA.