Robert Friedland will participate in the $2.4 billion rights issue of Turquoise Hill, the mining company that discovered the Mongolian Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold deposit.
Heavy rains and floods cause a powerful landslide in the southern Italian town of Montescaglioso.
The U.S. economy expanded at a "modest to moderate" pace in recent months, with strength coming from the manufacturing sector and consumer spending, according to the Federal Reserve's survey of regional economic conditions.
Hollywood star Paul Walker was killed by impact and a fire in a car crash in California on Saturday, a post-mortem examination finds.
New Zealand Cricket confirms a "small number" of its former players are being investigated after allegations of fixing.
The dramatic fistfight inside Russia's parliament
A 26-year-old homeless man is sentenced to five years in jail for his role in the violence during protests in Rio de Janeiro in June.
China has awarded its first licences to mobile phone companies to provide the superfast 4G mobile network to customers.
Russian energy company OAO Gazprom will present draft proposals responding to European Union competition concerns.
Sri Lanka's prime minister orders staff not to write letters in his name, after a heroin importation scam used a letter from his office.
Up to 30,000 Eritreans have been abducted since 2007 and taken to Egypt's Sinai to suffer torture and ransom demands, new research says.
Crowds of mourners in Lebanon turn out to bury Hassan Lakkis, a commander in the Shia militant group Hezbollah, killed at close range on Tuesday.
Protests sparked by the Ukrainian government's decision not to sign an association deal with the EU are continuing in the capital Kiev.
Three ex-presidents of Ukraine give their support to anti-government protesters angered by the failure to sign a major deal with the EU.
Commercial time for next year's Super Bowl XLVIII is sold out, according to Fox network. Marketers are paying up to $4 million for 30 seconds during the game.
Sales of new homes picked up in October and inventory fell, a sign the housing market may be stabilizing after a sharp summer slowdown.
Canada's military is soul searching after the suicides of up to four soldiers in just a week, raising questions over post-traumatic stress disorder.
General Motors Co. is severing its ownership ties with Ally Financial Inc. by selling its remaining stake in its former lending arm, according to people familiar with the matter.
Music streaming website Spotify responds to critics by revealing how much it pays in royalties, it says more than $1bn (£612m) since 2008.
Microsoft won unconditional approval from the European Union to buy Nokia's mobile-phone business, a deal the U.S. software company hopes will propel it into the market for digital devices.