1. Hamas has proposed a ceasefire plan that would quiet the guns in Gaza for four-and-a-half months, during which all hostages would go free, Israel would withdraw its troops from the Gaza Strip and an agreement would be reached on an end to the conflict. We look back at the four-month-old war in pictures.

2. Two blasts near electoral candidates' offices in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan killed 26 people, raising concerns over security in the lead up to Thursday's polls. Pakistan goes to the polls amid rising militant attacks and the jailing of Imran Khan, the winner of the last national election.

3. A federal appeals court ruled that Donald Trump does not have immunity from charges he plotted to overturn his 2020 election defeat, bringing the former US president closer to an unprecedented criminal trial.

4. Russia launched missile strikes on Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities this morning, killing three people, injuring at least a dozen more and setting blazes across the capital. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said that two people had been killed in Kyiv and one person in Mykolayiv in the south of the country.

5. Swedish prosecutors said they would drop their probe into explosions on the Nord Stream gas pipelines and hand evidence over to Germany. The multi-billion dollar pipelines transporting Russian gas to Germany were ruptured by a series of blasts in the Swedish and Danish economic zones in September 2022.

6. Toyota shares hit a record high after its earnings upgrade the prior day, with rivals Honda and Nissan also posting gains on expectations their hybrid lineups may benefit from cooling interest in EVs. Toyota's strong financial performance in Q3 was helped by robust demand for gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles.

Source: Reuters