The Guardian: Prison numbers in Sweden dropped 6% between 2011 and 2012 and are expected to do the same in the next few years.
Yahoo: WalMart's Black Friday deal bonanza starts earlier than ever this year, at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Reuters: African fiber optic company Liquid Telecom has delivered a broadband Internet cable to Somalia's doorstep.
Bloomberg: Amazon.com and the U.S. Postal Service are teaming up to offer Sunday delivery.
Reuters: Shares in Twitter Inc have been found eligible for investment by Islamic funds, according to IdealRatings.
BBC: Philippine President Benigno Aquino has declared a state of national calamity to speed relief efforts for victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
Orlando Sentinel: The Mormon church will soon own almost 2% of Florida when it completes a deal to buy most of the real estate of the St. Joe Co.
Reuters: An investigation reveals that global infant formula companies have found ways to skirt and violate a 1995 Chinese code barring promotion of formula in hospitals.
BBC: Bookshop owners have hit back at an initiative by Amazon to sell its Kindle e-book reader in independent shops.
CNN: SeaTac, Wash. residents voted to raise the minimum wage to $15.
Toronto Star: The mayor of Canada’s biggest city, Rob Ford, who is already accused of smoking crack, was captured on video stumbling about someone's living room ranting.
Chicago Tribune: The Food and Drug Administration is trying to eliminate artificially created trans fats that are linked to heart disease from all processed foods.
New York Times: The Illinois House of Representatives voted to allow same-sex couples to wed.