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  • Malaysia Airlines Sued Over Flight 370
    Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that disappeared eight months ago.

  • BOJ Unexpectedly Eases Policy
    The Bank of Japan on Friday unexpectedly announced additional stimulus measures, bolstering its asset purchases for the first time in over a year and a half, as its 2% inflation target looks increasingly untenable.

  • Eurozone Inflation Picks Up
    The annual rate of inflation in the eurozone picked up slightly in October, but marked its 13th straight month at less than half the rate targeted by the European Central Bank.

  • Pirate Bay Co-Founder Sentenced to 3½ Years in Jail
    Gottfrid Svartholm Warg has been found guilty alongside a 21-year old Danish accomplice of hacking into systems operated by the Danish arm of Computer Sciences Corp.

  • Israel Reopens Contested Holy Site
    Israel has reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site and deployed hundreds of security personnel amid rising tensions in the city.

  • U.S. Sanctions Bite Putin's 'Personal Banker'
    The Western effort to freeze Kremlin-connected assets has cost what the U.S. Treasury describes as Russian President Putin’s favored bank nearly $21 million, according to a new U.S. corporate disclosure.

  • Burkina Faso President's Rule Ends, Military Says
    The 27-year rule of Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore has ended, the country’s military announced Friday, after days of often violent protests triggered by his efforts to gain another term in office.

  • Turkey's Influence in Middle East Ebbs
    Analysis: Ankara’s regional influence has sunk to a low point. Ambitious policies have alienated Turkey from much of the region.

  • China to Help Afghanistan Fight Terrorism
    China pledged to help Afghanistan build its antiterrorism capabilities and encourage new investment there by Chinese enterprises, part of a trend that has been welcomed by U.S. officials.

  • Hong Kong Protests Ease for Halloween
    Hong Kong’s main pro-democracy protest site of Admiralty was calm for Halloween, with some trappings of the festival appearing among the smaller crowds.