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Workers at four Amazon warehouses in Germany go on strike in a dispute over pay and working conditions.
Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy will be out for about three months after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury.
The UN says Turkey urgently needs help to care for 130,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border fleeing Islamist militants.
Mike Harari, the Mossad agent who oversaw a string of Israeli operations involving the assassination of Palestinian militants abroad, has died, aged 87.
Hardline Sunni prayer leader Mufti Amanullah is buried in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi a day after he was shot dead.
The number of deaths in Nigeria's church hostel collapse rises to 115, including 84 South Africans, a South African minister says.
Hong Kong students begin a week-long boycott of classes to protest against China's stance on electoral reform in the territory.
Striking Air France pilots have rejected an offer by the airline aimed at resolving the dispute.
Ed Balls says he will increase the minimum wage, bring in a mansion tax, freeze child benefit and axe the "bedroom tax" in his first Budget if Labour wins power.
A report into alleged corruption at Fifa, football's world governing body, could lead to criminal charges, an MP believes.
Tesco has suspended four executives, including its UK managing director, after the supermarket overstated its half-year profit guidance by £250m.
Thousands of students in Hong Kong have converged on a university campus to begin a week-long boycott of classes.
Ashraf Ghani has said people in Afghanistan "demonstrated a remarkable will for wanting transformation" during this election.
Russia is making plans to ensure state control over the country's internet traffic in a national emergency, Russian media report.
Authorities in Sierra Leone say a three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been a success and will not be extended.
The first episode of the fifth series of costume drama Downton Abbey is watched by an average audience of 8.1m on ITV.
Turkey closes most of its border crossings with Syria after the arrival of at least 130,000 Kurd refugees, as IS militants approach a key Syrian town.
Roger Federer will play in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League after Rafael Nadal withdraws to focus on 2015.
Ukraine is preparing to withdraw heavy weaponry away from separatist rebel lines in the east, the military says.
Toronto mayor's enemies unite with him in new battle