Jordan MP's son carried out Iraq suicide attack
A Jordanian parliamentarian's son died carrying out a suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State militant group in Iraq this week, Jordanian media said Friday.
Sri Lanka promises 'no questions' if Swiss bank cash brought back
Sri Lanka Friday asked citizens holding Swiss bank accounts to redeposit the cash in their home country and promised there would be "no questions asked" if they do.
Kazakhstan hikes interest rate to prop up tenge
Kazakhstan's central bank hiked Friday its key interest rate to 16 percent from 12 percent as the country grapples with swings in its oil-dependent currency, the tenge.
Yemen loyalists say they now control all of key strait
Government forces in Yemen now control the key Bab al-Mandab Strait through which much of the world's maritime traffic passes after retaking it from Shiite rebels, a general said Friday.
Racing yacht arrives in Rio after tragic death
There were cheers -- and tears -- Friday at the arrival of a round-the-world racing yacht in Rio de Janeiro after an Atlantic crossing during which a British crew member died.
Austrian climber dies in Nepal's Himalayas
A 51-year-old Austrian climber has died on an expedition to summit Nepal's Manaslu peak, the world's eighth-highest mountain, an official said Friday.
US stocks tumble on weak jobs report
Wall Street stocks fell sharply early Friday after the September employment report showed the US economy added just 142,000 jobs last month.
Rights activists condemn Pakistan execution
Rights activists in Pakistan and from the European Union condemned the execution of a convicted murderer who campaigners say was a juvenile when the crime was committed.
Two killed outside Australian state police headquarters
A civilian police employee Friday was killed in a double shooting outside law enforcement headquarters in Sydney, but the attack did not appear to be linked to terrorism, Australian authorities said Friday.
Portugal set to vote austerity government back into power
Portugal's election this weekend looks set to be a rare case of a bailed-out eurozone member re-electing a government which pushed through tough austerity measures.
Swiss temporary ban registering some VW diesel models
Switzerland said Friday it was imposing temporary ban on registering several categories of Volkswagen group diesel vehicles.
Nepal PM 'will ask president' to start process of forming new government
Nepali Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Friday said he would ask the president to begin the process of choosing his successor and forming the next government, following the country's adoption of a new constitution last month.
T-Mobile 'incredibly angry' over breach via credit bureau
T-Mobile's chief executive has expressed outrage over a breach at a credit monitoring service that exposed private data from 15 million customers of the mobile carrier.
Gandhi and friend honoured in Lithuania
Lithuania on Friday unveiled a statue dedicated to global peace icon Mahatma Gandhi and his great friend Hermann Kallenbach, marking the 164th birthday of the Indian independence leader.
Spain speeds up nationality for 4,300 Sephardic Jews
Spain said Friday it was speeding up applications for 4,300 Sephardic Jews seeking Spanish nationality under a new law to atone for their expulsion five centuries ago in the Inquisition.
Myanmar's Suu Kyi courts minority vote in war-torn Kachin
Aung San Suu Kyi Friday told voters in war-torn Kachin state that her opposition party represents the "whole" of Myanmar and not just the majority ethnic group, as she courts the crucial minority vote ahead of November's landmark polls.
France joins probes worldwide into Volkswagen scandal
Adding to a raft of investigations worldwide, Paris prosecutors have launched a preliminary investigation into possible fraud over the pollution-cheating software installed in diesel engines by German auto giant Volkswagen, a judicial source said Friday.
US job growth fades in September; jobless rate 5.1%
The US job market faltered in September and hiring in prior months was slower than thought, the Labor Department said Friday in a report pointing to a slowing economy.
EU growth too weak for Ukraine to join: economist Sachs
Economic growth in the European Union is too weak to allow for Ukraine to join the 28-member bloc, according to leading US economist and reformer Jeffrey Sachs.
American daredevil Strange dies in wingsuit jump
The American daredevil Johnny Strange has died in the Swiss Alps while attempting a wingsuit jump, the latest casualty in what is regarded as one the most dangerous extreme sports, authorities said Friday.
German new car sales up in September
New car registrations in Germany, a key measure of demand in one of the most important sectors of Europe's top economy, rose in September, data showed Friday, amid fears the Volkswagen pollution-cheating scandal could weigh on sales in the sector.
Paris backs Air France restructure as unions forsee 2,900 job cuts
Details emerged Friday of Air France's alternative restructuring plan, including 2,900 job cuts and possibly the first forced layoffs, as the government publicly backed the airline as it faces off with unions.
Oil prices rebound after drop in US rig count
Oil prices reversed losses Friday after a tumble in US drilling raised hopes of lower production to ease the global oversupply, outweighing a badly disappointing US jobs report.
7.5 million going hungry as Ethiopia crisis worsens
The number of hungry Ethiopians needing food aid has risen sharply due to poor rains and the El Nino weather phenomenon with around 7.5 million people now in need, aid officials said Friday.
Sierra Leone athlete refused visa to stay in UK
Sierra Leone's top athlete, Jimmy Thoronka, who disappeared during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, has been refused a visa to remain in Britain, the interior ministry said Friday.
OSCE alarmed over crackdown on Tajikistan opposition
The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on Friday slammed a widening government crackdown on the moderate religious opposition in ex-Soviet Tajikistan.
Petty corruption plagues Tunisian economy, experts say
Petty graft plagues Tunisia's economy, nearly five years after state corruption triggered the fall of president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, partly due to lack of political will, experts say.
Finland expects 14-fold rise in asylum seekers this year
Finland on Friday updated its estimate of asylum seekers arriving in 2015 from 30,000 to 50,000 -- which would be nearly 14 times as many as last year.
'Consummate Irish storyteller' Brian Friel dead at 86
Brian Friel, one of Ireland's greatest playwrights and author of the Tony award-winning "Dancing at Lughnasa", died on Friday at the age of 86.
Make a film, Keitel tells politicans in Busan
Veteran Hollywood actor Harvey Keitel has a message for politicians the whole world over. Make a film and learn more about life.
Boko Haram suspected after 11 killed in Adamawa, NE Nigeria
Suspected Boko Haram fighters killed 11 people during attacks on three villages in the northeast Nigerian state of Adamawa, a lawmaker and local official said on Friday.