On Tuesday in the United States, voters head to the polls for what are termed the country's "mid-term" elections.  
More than half a million Australian school children have taken part in a nationwide music event celebrating the role of music in education.  
There are calls for greater recognition of Indigenous Australians' successes and positive contributions to society in a bid to change negative perceptions.
Zambia has become the first African country in two decades to have a white head of state.  
Egypt is demolishing homes along its side of the border with the Gaza Strip.   
A deal between the Palmer United Party and the federal government means the government's $2.55-billion Direct Action climate laws appear set to become law.  
The Federal Government says police and spy agencies would have a better chance of catching terrorists and other criminals under a new mandatory data-retention...

US ends stimulus program

The United States central bank is ending a stimulus program known as quantitative easing it started in 2008 during the Global Financial Crisis.  

World News Radio October 29

Child refugees say they're living in fear on Nauru;A test for the early signs of Alzheimer's Disease;The case against imprisoning fine defaulters. 
New data suggests the over-representation of Indigenous Western Australians in jail could be exacerbated by that state's policies of locking up people over unpaid...
Australia and East Timor have quietly begun talks towards a possible settlement of their boundary in the Timor Sea, an issue of immense importance to Timor-Leste.  
Palmer United Party Senator Jacqui Lambie has proposed new laws that would see people with face coverings in public given on the spot fines.  
An Italian search and rescue program has saved many thousands of people at risk of drowning at sea but funding for the program is running out.   
West African leaders and the United Nations have criticised Australia's decision to suspend entry visas for people from Ebola-affected countries.  

World News Radio October 29

Negative attitudes to Muslims five times higher than for any other religious group;Midnight basketball keeping kids out of trouble;Crowdfunding helping emerging...
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