While Ebola and terror threats have dominated headlines in recent weeks, lingering weak spots in the U.S. economy continue to keep pocketbook issues resonating with voters ahead of next week’s elections.
Lufthansa has lowered its profit guidance for 2015 due to concerns about a global economic slowdown and competition over fares.
The Palestinian leader's spokesman calls the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site after the shooting of a Jewish activist a "declaration of war".
Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule set fire to parliament in the capital.
A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.
There is no link between tough laws and levels of illegal drug use, a Home Office study finds, sparking a policy row within the coalition government.
Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet Galway Kinnell, best known for his spiritual poems connecting the experiences of daily life to larger forces, dies aged 87.
A military court in South Korea gives prison sentences ranging from 25 to 45 years to four soldiers involved in the death of a junior soldier.
Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show.
Denmark burns UK waste for heating
The second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy arrived Wednesday in a region where recovery in New Jersey and New York is happening unevenly, with many houses, boardwalks and businesses rebuilt but many people still unable to return to their homes.
It could be a long wait for viewers, but Norwegian TV has set up a webcam in front of Mount Mannen in anticipation of a large rockslide.
The House of Commons is to debate government policy on drugs, with MPs from all parties calling for a review of 40-year old legislation on drug misuse.
Barclays reports profits of £3.72bn for the first nine months of the year as it sets aside £500m relating to "investigations" into foreign exchange trading.
The BBC's Divya Arya reports from India, where women of 60 and 70 are becoming mothers for the first time.
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has appointed former Bank of America and DuPont chair Charles Holliday as chairman.
Hengdian, a small town on the east coast of China, has become the setting for one of the largest outdoor movie studios in the world.
The high court in the southern Indian state of Kerala upholds the government's decision to ban the sale and consumption of alcohol to tackle the state's drink problem.
The builders of an unmanned supply rocket which exploded on the way to the International Space Station have vowed to find the cause of the failure.
This scoop by the New York Times has an extra bit of resonance: It casts doubt on an earlier exclusive by the Washington Post that relied heavily on the now-suspect source.