Concerns about state of global economy have increased - Osborne
LONDON (Reuters) - Stagnation in the euro zone, recession in Japan and geopolitical crises have increased concerns about the state of the global economy, British Chancellor George Osborne said on Friday.

Insight: For many young British Muslims tug of peace is stronger than pull of war
BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - For some British Muslims, the path to jihad and the path to peaceful aid work can traverse much of the same terrain.

Bill Cosby
A lawyer for Bill Cosby called the increasing number of claims of sexual assault against the legendary comedian "ridiculous" and said the media should stop airing "unsubstantiated, fantastical stories."

Immigration: President Obama 'Damaging Presidency' With Unilateral Action, Boehner Says

Immigration: President Obama 'Damaging Presidency' With Unilateral Action, Boehner SaysHouse Speaker John Boehner said that President Obama is damaging the institution of the presidency by taking unilateral action to reform the country's immigration laws, setting up another political showdown on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue as Republicans work on a strategy on how best to react to Thursday's announcement."All year long I've warned the president that by taking unilateral action on matters such as his health care law, or by threatening action repeatedly on immigration, he was making it impossible to build the trust necessary to work together," Boehner, R-Ohio, said. ...

Venice to ban wheeled suitcases
Residents of La Serenissima hope to sleep soundly as wheeled suitcases are banned.

Bangladesh arrests nine in crackdown on militant groups
DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh has arrested four members of an outlawed militant group, including the chief of its women's wing, as well as five suspects in a southern city, police said on Sunday, as authorities stiffen a crackdown on militants.

Israeli forces kill Palestinian along Gazan border: Palestinian ministry
GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian in the Gaza Strip near the border with Israel on Sunday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, the first such fatality since a 50-day war ended in August.