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Campaigners for equality between the sexes have called 4 November 'equal pay day'.
Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro announces he will raise the minimum wage by 15% to counteract an inflation rate of more than 60%.
The authorities in Rome are considering rebuilding the famous arena inside the city's Colosseum.
People in western Japan reported sightings of a sparkling light racing across the sky on Monday evening.
Investigators looking into the Virgin Galactic accident set up a "human performance" team to help them understand the actions of the pilots.
The average female employee could be earning 15.7% less than her male counterpart, according to new figures.
North Korea is opening up its London embassy for a public art exhibition.
The sentencing of the teenager who murdered Leeds teacher Ann Maguire, criticism of web firms by the new GCHQ boss, and Norman Baker's resignation as Home Office minister make headlines.
A Mexican security chief brought in by the government to tackle rising violence is shot dead in the north-eastern state of Tamaulipas, officials say.
A Virgin Australia aircraft bound for Sydney is forced to turn back and land in Los Angeles after sinks on board leak.
The UN refugees agency is launching a campaign to end statelessness - currently affecting at least 10 million people worldwide - within 10 years.
The UK faces interest charges of more than £3.5m next month if it refuses to make an additional £1.7bn payment to the European Union.
German horse Protectionist, for English jockey Ryan Moore, wins the Melbourne Cup but favourite Admire Rakti dies after the race.
Matt Shardlow from Buglife shows the BBC's Victoria Gill around a city rooftop that's been designed to attract bees.
US technology companies have become "the command and control networks of choice" for extremists, the new head of GCHQ says.
Americans prepare to vote in mid-term elections which will decide who controls the Senate and pave the way for the 2016 race for the White House.
GPs are not happy, complaining of rising workloads and a squeeze in funding. Do they have a point and is there anything that can be done to help them, asks Nick Triggle.
'They that are left' - poignant images of war veterans
The petition to block the Samaritans' Twitter app
Details emerge of what deaf people did in WW1