Good morning! Here's what you need to know on Tuesday.
1. Flight recorders show the Russian plane that crashed on Saturday was not struck from the outside, according to one source who examined the recovered black boxes.
2. TransCanada is suspending its application for the Keystone XL crude pipeline, a surprise announcement that comes right after the White House said US President Barack Obama was expected to make a decision before the end of his term in January 2017 on whether to grant the corporation a permit.
3. A record 218,000 people crossed the Mediterranean into Europe in October, almost the same number for all of 2014.
4. The Vatican arrested two people, each of whom had served on a now-defunct financial-reform commission set up by Pope Francis in 2013, in connection with leaking documents that could further expose a culture of corruption and mismanagement in the Holy See.
5. The British bank Standard Chartered is cutting 15,000 jobs as part of a major restructuring that will cost around $3 billion (£1.9 billion).
6. Volkswagen on Monday denied allegations from the US Environmental Protection Agency that it installed emissions-cheating software on the company's larger 3.0-liter diesel engines, in addition to the automaker's 2.0-liter TDI engines.
7. The US says it plans to send ships back to the disputed South China Sea, after angering China last week by sailing a destroyer close to one of Beijing's man-made islands.
8. North Korea now has a range of ballistic missiles that are thought to be capable of hitting both the US mainland and American interests throughout the Pacific.
9. Melting ice in West Antarctica could raise the global sea level by nearly 10 feet over the next several centuries, according to Germany's Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
10. Activision Blizzard is purchasing King Digital, maker of the popular mobile game Candy Crush, for $5.9 billion (£3.8 billion).
And finally ...
Ten-time Grammy winner Adele sold over 1 million US downloads of her single "Hello" in one week, something no artist in history has done before.
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