World Health Organization
Around one in a hundred deaths worldwide is due to passive smoking, which kills an estimated 600,000 people a year, World Health Organization (WHO) researchers said on Friday.
The Met Office issues warnings of heavy snow and icy roads as the earliest widespread wintry conditions for 17 years grip much of the UK.
United States Government
The US government designates a huge area in Alaska as a 'critical habitat' for polar bears, raising the hopes of environmentalists.
Context: Tonga, first general election
Context: Copt, Egyptian
The European Commission is to ban the chemical bisphenol A from plastic baby bottles - but one expert calls it an "overreaction".
Brazilian police say they have regained control of the Vila Cruzeiro shanty town in Rio de Janeiro, as part of operations to tackle a wave of gang violence.
Palestinians say troops have demolished mosques and several other structures in two areas in the occupied territory.
An Iranian man is charged with arms trafficking in a Nigerian court, in connection with an arms shipment intercepted at a port last month.
Shanghai Cooperation Organization
Context: Dushanbe, Shanghai Cooperation Organization
Context: North Korea, South Korea
Context: Mil Mi-8, Omsk, Russia, Siberia
Del Monte Foods
Context: Del Monte Foods, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, leveraged buyout
At least one person has been killed and more than 40 have been left wounded after hundreds of Christian protesters clashed with riot police in Egypt. The scuffles began after authorities halted the construction of a church in...