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Shootings, stabbing, robbery and brawls taint the Black Friday shopping frenzy, as bargain-hunters mob malls across the US.
German brewers apply for their 500-year-old purity law to be recognised as world heritage by the United Nations' cultural agency.
Rugby league kicks on in Australia after World Cup win
The UK's manufacturing sector picked up further in November to its strongest level for almost three years, according to a closely watched survey.
Eurozone factory orders rise for a fifth consecutive month in November, with activity accelerating at its fastest pace for over two years, according to a survey.
Chinese stock markets fall on Monday after the regulators issued new rules for reforming the country's share sale market over the weekend.
How much is actually coming off UK energy bills?
The chief executive of GrainCorp, Alison Watkins, quits just days after Australia blocked a takeover bid for the company.
Triumph Motorcycles is going to start selling its iconic bikes in India but faces competition from rivals Harley Davidson and Ducati.
Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, is testing unmanned drones to deliver goods to customers, Chief Executive Jeff Bezos says.
Saab will restart production on Monday as the firm's new owners look to get the carmaker back on track, two years after it went bankrupt.
Will e-publishing help Africa discover joy of reading?
A class action suit filed by 38,000 people against Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), one of Australia's big four banks, will begin on Monday.
What the US used for money before the dollar
A profile of Danish software entrepreneur and multimillionaire Tommy Ahlers who says he was born to be a leader.
Owner Assem Allam tells fans they "can die as soon as they want" after protests about his plans to change Hull's name.
Lidl, the German discount supermarket chain, is planning to double the number of its stores in the UK, its managing director tells a newspaper.
Charlton Athletic supporters succeed in their attempt to have The Valley listed as an Asset of Community Value.
In Ethiopia the government has recently announced major deals that should massively increase the amount of electricity generated from renewable resources.