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Thousands of expatriate Indians huddled Sydney's Arena on a train dubbed the Modi Express, to clap and cheer India's best-known leader since independence.
Officials for Italy's Tuscany region and the island of Giglio say they will seek €220m in damages from Costa Cruises for the 2012 Concordia cruise liner disaster.
Recurring taxi strikes and threats of more protest action are hampering economic growth, says the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Fishing nations have agreed to a 20% annual increase over three years in quotas of bluefin tuna caught in the Mediterranean and East Atlantic.
The DA claims the Municipal Demarcation Board may have paid millions to get rid of its former boss Gabusile Gumbi-Masilela who was suspended in February.
Rosneft says chief executive Igor Sechin will fly to Vienna for an energy summit, just two days before Opec meets in the city to debate the plunge in oil prices.
There is no possibility for a country to leave the eurozone, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says.
Turkey's unemployment rate has increased to 10.1% in August, up from 9.8% the previous month, government agency Turkstat has reported.
A state-owned Zimbabwean bank will float two bonds worth $65m to boost electricity output and increase use of pre-paid meters, says a senior bank official.
President Joko Widodo has unveiled a hefty increase in the price of subsidised fuel, taking a bold, first step towards fixing the country's tattered finances.
Numsa is responsible for its own expulsion from Cosatu, the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers' Union says.
Germany is not planning to lift a ban on fracking, following a report that it was considering lowering the hurdles for shale gas extraction to allow test drilling.
Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim says the union's call for a workers' socialist political party stems from the Congress of SA Trade Unions' own resolutions.
The total income generated by the food and beverages industry has increased by 5.4% in September 2014, compared to September 2013, Statistics SA says.
There has always been the implicit threat of the catastrophic transfer of property, says political analyst Nic Borain.
Outbreaks of bird flu in Germany, the Netherlands and Britain may be linked and may have spread by migrating wild birds, says World Animal Health Organisation.
The volume of freight transported goods increased by 7.5% in September 2014, compared with September last year, says Statistics SA.
With an El Niño event predicted to hit the Horn of Africa and the Sahel starting in December, researchers are recommending action now to avoid a food crisis.
Dutch officials have been checking poultry farms for a highly infectious strain of bird flu following an outbreak which could infect humans.
The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union general secretary Nkosinathi Theledi says the union is confident the 350 000 Numsa members will remain in Cosatu.