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Paraguay's senate bows to public pressure and lifts the immunity of Senator Victor Bogado, who has been accused of corruption.
Irvine Welsh's debut novel Trainspotting is named as Scotland's favourite book of the past 50 years.
At least 30 people are killed in a blast at a weapons depot in southern Libya amid claims it was being looted at the time.
An amendment to the rules at the ICC could mean that Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta gives evidence by video link at his trial in February.
Giant balloons fly safely at New York Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade after fears they could be downed by bad weather.
Two people have been charged over alleged match-fixing in English football, the National Crime Agency says.
A hotel in Queensland, Australia, says it wants to keep graffiti spray-painted onto one of its external walls by the Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, despite being at odds with local authorities who think it is an eyesore.
The New York Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade sets off, with its giant balloons given the all-clear to fly despite earlier concerns about bad weather.
Tottenham overcome freezing temperatures in Norway to defeat Tromso and finish top of Group K in the Europa League.
Bailed British Greenpeace activist Alex Harris tells how she communicated with her fellow activists in a Russian jail by tapping out messages on pipes.
The Pakistani Taliban urge the country's media to stop praising Sachin Tendulkar and back their own under-fire cricket captain instead.
A plan has been drawn up to destroy Syria's chemical weapons at sea using a mobile plant on a US Navy auxiliary vessel, Newsnight understands.
The head of the UN's nuclear agency warns it will "take some time" before work can begin on verifying Iran's fulfilment of its nuclear deal.
French troops recapture a Malian man who escaped from prison in Niger, where he killed four Saudi tourists and allegedly assassinated a US diplomat, officials say.
China has sent warplanes on "routine" monitoring patrols in its newly declared air defence zone, state media reports.
France is "more pessimistic" about the state of its economy than fellow eurozone countries, a European Commission survey has found.
Nigerian police say they have arrested a man with $500,000 worth of cocaine stashed inside hi-fi speakers brought on a flight from Brazil.
The Pope names his personal assistant to oversee the activities of two committees charged with reforming the Vatican Bank.
Australia are hopeful full-back Billy Slater will be fit for Saturday's World Cup final against New Zealand.
The government announces an independent review of cigarette packaging - but Labour says action is needed now, "not another review".