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US adds 250,000 jobs in October; unemployment rate steady US adds 250,000 jobs in October; unemployment rate steady

Unemployment held steady at 3.7 percent, a 48-year low


Japan may loosen immigration rules for blue-collar workers Japan may relax rules for foreign workers

The relaxed laws would create two new visa categories to allow foreigners in sectors with labour shortages to enter the country


Amsterdam prostitutes could move outside red light area Amsterdam prostitutes could move outside red light area

Sex workers in their glass-fronted booths in the Dutch capital complain that they are subject to gawping from camera-toting tourists


One of our islands is missing: Japan 'loses' a bit of land One of our islands is missing: Japan 'loses' a bit of land

The disappearance of the island "may affect Japan's territorial waters a tiny bit


Sanctions on Khashoggi killers weeks away: Pompeo Sanctions on Khashoggi killers weeks away: Pompeo

The top US diplomat has previously said the killing "violates the norms of international law"


Thousands protest burning of Islamic flag in Indonesia

Thousands protest burning of Islamic flag in Indonesia

Waving black flags bearing the Islamic declaration of faith, several thousand demonstrators, many wearing white Islamic robes


Japanese reporter freed in Syria apologizes for trouble Japanese reporter freed in Syria

He says he went to Syria in June 2015 to see for himself what was really happening and how the conflict affected ordinary people


Protests in Pakistan delay release of Christian woman Protests in Pakistan delay release of Christian woman

Pakistan shut down schools and colleges after radical cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the leader of Tehreek-e-Labbaik party


Drunk Japanese pilot arrested at Heathrow Airport Drunk Japanese pilot arrested at Heathrow

Katsutoshi Jitsukawa, 42, who works for Japan Airlines, was arrested on 28 October after failing a breath test


US indictment accuses Chinese firm of stealing trade secrets US indictment accuses Chinese firm of stealing trade secrets

This is the fourth economic espionage case the department has brought against Chinese-based companies and individuals since September


Australian jailed for encouraging suicide Australian jailed for encouraging suicide

An Australian man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for encouraging his wife's suicide, in a case believed to have set a global precedent


Trump, Xi eye G20 talks after ‘very good’ phone call Trump, Xi eye G20 talks after ‘very good’ phone call

The phone call comes as tensions between the world’s two biggest economies are rising on several fronts, including commerce and security


Amnesty urges Sudan to stop crackdown on journalists Amnesty urges Sudan to stop crackdown on journalists

The rights group released a report early on Friday that documents the arrest of at least 15 journalists by state security forces


Chongqing bus plunge caused by fight between driver and passenger Fist fight caused fatal China bus plunge

The bus plunged 50m (164ft) off a bridge into the Yangtze River in Chongqing on Sunday - at least 13 people died and two more are missing


US for voluntary return of Rohingyas US for voluntary return of Rohingyas

A total of 2,260 Rohingyas will be repatriated in the first phase as Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed to begin their repatriation in mid-November


5 Bengalis shot dead in Assam

5 Bengalis shot dead in Assam

The victims have been identified as Shyamlal Biswas, Ananta Biswas, Abhinash Biswas, Subal Biswas and Dhananjay Namsudra


Khashoggi murder: Saudi prince 'said he was dangerous Islamist' Saudi prince 'said Khashoggi was dangerous'

Khashoggi, a Saudi national working for the US press, was a well-known critic of his home country's rulers


Pittsburgh shooting: Robert Bowers pleads not guilty Pittsburgh suspect pleads not guilty

He faces 44 counts of murder, hate crimes, obstructing religious practices and other crimes


273 Afghan civilians killed in October: Report 273 Afghan civilians killed in October: Report

The group says the rest of casualties happened in suicide attacks, roadside bombs, mortar attacks and clashes between Afghan forces and the Taliban


Trump says he always tries to tell the truth when he can Trump: 'I always try to tell the truth'

Mr Trump has faced repeated criticism from US media and opponents for lying and distorting the truth around issues


Ex-Goldman bankers and Jho Low face US charges Ex-Goldman bankers face 1MDB charges

The Department of Justice alleges the men participated in a scheme that stole billions of dollars from Malaysia's development fund, 1MDB


Ousted Sri Lanka PM 'has confidence of parliament' Ousted Sri Lanka PM refuses to leave post

Last week the president sacked PM Wickremesinghe and his cabinet and suspended parliament, appointing former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new PM


Maldives ex-leader Nasheed ends exile
Maldives ex-leader Nasheed ends exile

Nasheed, who had been jailed for 13 years on a controversial terrorism charge, was welcomed at Male airport by president-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih


US woman found alive 6 days after car lands on tree US woman found alive 6 days after car lands on tree

The 53-year-old woman was traveling on national route 60 near Wickenburg when she lost control on October 12


Divers recover jet's data recorder on Indonesia seafloor Divers recover jet's data recorder on Indonesia seafloor

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane crashed early Monday just minutes after takeoff from the Indonesian capital Jakarta


Yemeni rebels seek pressure on Saudis as US calls for truce Yemeni rebels seek pressure on Saudis

The comments come after the Trump administration demanded a cease-fire and the launch of UN-led political talks to end the Saudi-Iran proxy war


Japan resumes work at disputed site for US base relocation Japan resumes work at disputed site for US base relocation

Construction workers were setting up floats using a crane to mark the designated landfill area


Sri Lanka president summons Parliament over crisis Sri Lanka president summons Parliament over crisis

Sirisena's moves have triggered a power struggle and some observers call it a constitutional crisis


Black box retrieved from Lion Air plane Black box retrieved from Lion Air plane

The plane, carrying 189 people, crashed soon after taking off from Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, on Monday


Trump: Third of Americans see media as 'enemy of the people' Third of US sees media as enemy – Trump

Critics accuse him of fomenting violence by using extreme and divisive rhetoric against opponents, the media, immigrants and Muslims


Lion Air crash: Indonesian search homes in on black box Indonesia plane search 'detects black box'

Flight JT610, a Boeing 737, went down shortly after take-off from Jakarta


Khashoggi murder: Turkey gives official details of Saudi writer's death Khashoggi 'was strangled immediately'

The statement follows weeks of media reports about the murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2


Asia Bibi: Imran Khan attacks hardliners over court case Imran Khan condemns blasphemy hardliners

The landmark Asia Bibi case has already set off violent protests by hardliners who support strong blasphemy laws


Peru's Keiko Fujimori jailed until bribery case trial Peru's Fujimori jailed over bribery case

Ms Fujimori has been accused of taking $1.2m (£940,000) in bribes from the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht in 2011


US could send as many as 15,000 troops to Mexico border: Trump US to 'send' troops to Mexico border

With more than 5,000 soldiers already being sent, Trump told reporters "we'll do up to anywhere between 10 and 15,000 military personnel."


Teen blows himself up at Russia’s security HQ Teen blows himself up at Russia’s security HQ

A CCTV image of the suspect emerged soon afterwards, along with a message he allegedly posted on social media just before the blast


Turkey gives official details of Saudi writer's death Khashoggi was strangled immediately

The statement follows weeks of media reports about the murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October. Turkey has yet to provide evidence


India unveils the world's tallest statue Statue of Unity unveiled in India

The 182m (600ft) high structure in the western state of Gujarat is a bronze-clad tribute to independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel


Man killed in Russian security service blast Man killed in Russian security service blast

The blast injured three security officials also

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