With China's 18th National party Congress currently taking place, the country's new leaders will face an increasingly difficult task to maintain the economic growth that has seen it become the second richest country in the world.
A 46 year old man has been arrested over the murder of Northern Ireland prison officer David Black who was shot in a hail of bullets last Thursday as he drove to work on the M1 en route to Maghberry Prison.
Dale Creeganon trial today at Liverpool Crown Court for the murders of Police women Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes, who were killed in a shocking gun and grenade attack in September. Has denied murdering the two women and pleaded not guilty.
A day before the US election on Tuesday and Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are on hectic last minute visits to the crucial swing states to sway voters in what is proving to be one of the closest presidential races in recent history.
The trail of destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy has left some 90 people dead and left thousands of people battling lack of electricity, transportation problems, severe flooding and now widespread fuel shortages in New York and New Jersey.