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Markets in Asia rise in the wake of US markets' overnight records - inspired by Wednesday's apparent hardening of the US's stance on interest rates.
Liverpool want Real Madrid player, Manchester United to spend £30m, Chelsea to miss out on defender, plus more.
A Chinese court has jailed a pilot for three years over a 2010 crash in Heilongjiang province that left 44 people dead.
Authorities in the southern Indian state of Kerala announce plans to dilute their earlier decision to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to attract tourists and protect jobs.
Sebastian Vettel left Red Bull partly because of the pace of team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, says team boss Christian Horner.
China revises up the size of its economy in 2013 by 3.4%, which works out to about the size of Malaysia's economic output.
Hundreds of thousands of men around the world are falling victim every year to a pernicious form of online crime.
A South Korean Christian group cancels plans to put up a Christmas-tree shaped tower close to the border with the North, citing "jitters".
South Korea bans a political party for the first time in decades, with a court ordering a party accused of supporting the North to disband.
The world's largest canned tuna producer Thai Union Frozen Products is buying US rival Bumble Bee Foods for $1.5bn (£96m).
Kochi in India is hosting its second art biennale despite criticism the city can't afford to lavish so much money on the arts.
Marc Maiffret, a former hacker who is now an internet security expert, says it is easy for a hacker to break into a company Sony.
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken the IS siege of Mount Sinjar, claiming their biggest victory yet against the militants.
A secret CIA report released by Wikileaks says strikes against Taliban leaders have had little impact on the group.
Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".
How local residents cope with Bangladesh oil spill
The battle for guns at university
How Venezuelans are affected by falling oil prices
Residents of IS-run Mosul sick from drinking the river
Fish are filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.