Shares on Japan's main index were up on Friday morning due to a weaker yen against the US dollar and despite a raft of mostly disappointing economic figures.
The widow of a man killed by "Jihadi John", the masked Islamic State militant identified on Thursday as a man from London, says she wants him caught alive.
There is an "alarming" shortfall in Foreign Office staff able to speak Arabic or Russian, the Foreign Affairs Committee warns.
David Cameron and Nick Clegg set out plans to transfer more powers from Westminster to Wales, after months of cross-party talks.
The parents of 43 Mexican students who went missing five months ago in the town of Iguala lead a march in Mexico City to demand justice.
The NHS Trust boss responsible for Stoke Mandeville hospital is criticised for telling an MP Jimmy Savile was 'not given free access', the BBC learns.
A US intelligence assessment of security threats faced by the country highlights cyber attacks from foreign governments and criminals.
AirAsia, one of Asia's most successful carriers, has posted its first net loss in two years, citing currency exchange losses and higher taxes.
Polling companies make adjustments based on past experience, but that makes things tricky when the election is different to previous ones, writes Anthony Reuben.
The West must show huge resolve if the Ukrainian ceasefire is to hold, writes Prof Anatol Lieven.
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A collection of rare objects, including a shield thought to have been picked up by Captain Cook in 1770, are set to return to Australia for the first time.
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The disappearing books of the New York city subway
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The identification of the Islamic State extremist who became known as "Jihadi John" leads most papers, which look into Mohammed Emwazi's past.
Are tablets losing their appeal?