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France holds memorial for Paris victims
France is holding a national memorial service to remember the 130 people who died in the Paris attacks two weeks ago.

Turkey seeks to calm Russia plane row
The Turkish prime minister vows to "work with Russia and our allies to calm tensions" after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.

Pope hits out at Kenya land grabbing
Pope Francis criticises private developers for grabbing land from poor people during his visit to Kangemi, a slum area of Kenya's capital, Nairobi.

Trump denies mocking disabled reporter
Republican presidential contender Donald Trump denies mocking a disabled reporter during a campaign address this week.

Miss World Canada 'barred from China'
Canada's Miss World contender says she was barred from boarding a plane from Hong Kong to the Chinese city hosting this year's pageant.

Turkish journalists charged with spying
Two prominent Turkish journalists have been charged with espionage after alleging that Turkey's secret services sent arms to Islamist rebels in Syria.

Support for climate deal 'declines'
A public opinion survey suggests that support for strong action on climate change has declined since 2009.

'Dangerous' lakes in Everest glacier
Lakes that have been forming near Mount Everest could threaten settlements downstream if they overflow.

Prominent Chinese activist jailed
Leading Chinese rights activist Yang Maodong is jailed for six years for disturbing public order with a newspaper protest.

El Salvador priest suspended over abuse
El Salvador's Catholic Church suspends a well-known priest, Jesus Delgado, for sexually abusing a young girl in the 1980s.

Thieves steal $250m of Nigerian oil
Thieves have stolen nearly $250m of oil from a single pipeline this year, Nigeria's state oil company says.

Talking therapy 'eases dental phobia'
People with a dental phobia are more likely to undergo treatment without sedation if they have had Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), research suggests.

VIDEO: Paris attacks: French memorial service
France holds a national memorial service for the 130 people who died in the gun and bomb attacks in Paris two weeks ago.

VIDEO: Salah Abdeslam 'phoned people for lift'
A friend of one of the main suspects still being hunted by police after the Paris attacks has said Salah Abdeslam phoned people in Brussels following the attacks and asked them to drive to get him.

VIDEO: Why was Miss World banned from flight?
Canada's Miss World contender says she was barred from boarding a plane from Hong Kong to the China city hosting this year's pageant.

VIDEO: Exploded SpaceX rocket 'found in UK'
Maritime and Coastguard Agency find what they believe is a Nasa rocket which blew up moments after take-off in June.

VIDEO: Barred from owning land as a woman
A look at the economic case for solving the imbalance between male and female farmers' output around the world.

VIDEO: Restoring the roof of Rome's Colosseum
Adam Fleming meets the people restoring the roof of Rome's Colosseum.

VIDEO: Redmayne becomes The Danish Girl
The Danish Girl, a film about a transgender pioneer, is the movie no-one would fund as the topic was not seen to be commercially viable.

VIDEO: What is the Commonwealth?
James Robbins explains the history behind the Commonwealth and looks at whether it is still relevant.

Hollande in Moscow: A new era in Russian-French relations?
The BBC's Hugh Schofield in Paris assesses whether Russia and France are building a new alliance based on their joint antipathy towards Islamic State.

A difficult week in Brussels
As Brussels gets back to normal, after a four-day lockdown, a sense of uncertainty and discontent lingers, says Chris Morris.

Russia-Turkey tension: How Putin acts in a crisis
How typical was President Putin's fury at Turkey over the downing of a Russian jet? BBC Monitoring examines his crisis responses.

Rome imposes ban on Centurions
Rome banishes Centurion impersonators from its ancient sites, in a clean up ahead of the Catholic Jubilee year.

Space rocket debris found off Scilly
A large chunk of what is believed to have been an unmanned American space rocket is found in the sea off the Isles of Scilly.

BHP rebuts UN 'toxic waste' claim
Australian mining giant BHP says mud spilled by the devastating collapse of a dam at a Brazilian mine is not toxic.

AirAsia shares slide on poor earnings
Shares in Asia's biggest budget airline, AirAsia, fell as much as 7% on Friday after the firm posted a loss in the three months to September.

Pirate makes film to avoid being sued
A convicted Czech software pirate agrees to make an anti-piracy film in order to avoid being sued by the firms whose software he pirated.

The truth about Facebook quizzes
Much press attention has been devoted to a Facebook quiz which asked for large swathes of data in return for a word cloud of your most used words, but do we really need to worry?

Jack Garratt wins Brits Critics' Choice
Jack Garratt wins the Brits Critics' Choice prize, awarded to music newcomers due to release their first album in the coming year.

Kirsty Young to leave Crimewatch
Crimewatch presenter Kirsty Young is to step down from the BBC One programme after seven years.

Minister to make fracking decision
The decision to allow shale gas drilling - or fracking - in Lancashire will be made directly by the government, it has emerged.

Ultrasound scans brain in micro 3D
Scientists use ultrasound to scan the blood vessels of an entire rat brain in microscopic 3D detail, pioneering a technique they say will improve cancer and stroke diagnosis.

Mutant mosquitoes 'resist malaria'
Scientists say they have bred a genetically modified mosquito that can resist malaria infection.

New Ebola death after Liberia all-clear
A 15-year-old boy has died of Ebola in Liberia less than three months after the country was declared free of the virus, health officials tell the BBC.

Murray and Edmund lead Davis Cup bid
Great Britain hope Kyle Edmund can spring a surprise in Belgium and set the visitors up for a first Davis Cup victory since 1936.

Lord Coe ends association with Nike
IAAF president Lord Coe ends his 38-year ambassadorial role with American sportswear giant Nike.

Are paedophiles' brains wired differently?
Even after years of study and investigation there's still disagreement over what causes paedophiles to be the way they are.

The department pretending to run North Korea
The 44 people preparing to run North Korea

Two held over Mali hotel attack
Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali officials say.

Tanzania mandarins jailed for lateness
Tanzanian rights activists condemn a decision by an official in the main city Dar es Salaam to lock up civil servants for being late for work.

China's stock market drops more than 5%
China's Shanghai Composite share index closes down by more than 5% after several major brokerage firms announce they are under investigation.

'Dead' Baloch rebel leader is alive
A separatist leader from Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, previously thought to have died in a raid in August, is shown in a new video.

Brussels threat level reduced
Belgian authorities reduce the threat level in Brussels from its highest level nearly a week after a lockdown because of fears of Paris-style attacks.

Germany 'wrong' over anti-abortion ban
Germany was wrong to ban an anti-abortion activist from distributing leaflets and naming doctors, the European Court of Human Rights says.

Venezuela opposition leader killed
A regional opposition leader in Venezuela is shot dead at a public meeting less than two weeks before parliamentary elections.

Colombia tightens law on acid attacks
Colombian legislators pass a law which introduces long prison sentences for people convicted of attacking others with acid.

Saudi Arabia 'planning mass executions'
Amnesty International expresses alarm at reports that Saudi Arabia plans to execute more than 50 people - including Ali al-Nimr - in a single day.

Qatar PM orders inquiry after flooding
Qatar's prime minister orders an inquiry after heavy rain exposed poor construction in the country set to host the 2022 Fifa World Cup.

Security tightened for NY Thanksgiving
A record number of police officers patrolled the streets of Manhattan during this year's Thanksgiving Day parade.

Obama 'disturbed' by dashcam video
President Barack Obama says he is "deeply disturbed" by a police video that shows a white officer shooting a black teenager 16 times in Chicago.

Amateur photographers capture golden age of motor racing
Amateur photographs of the stars and cars in action and in the pits during Grand Prix of the past.

Julia Margaret Cameron at the V&A
The V&A marks the bicentenary of Julia Margaret Cameron's birth

Is bashing Belgium over Paris attacks justified?
Are claims of a 'failed state' after Paris attacks justified?

Why don't women become truckers?
Why don't women become truckers?

The youths out to save Hong Kong's unique opera
The young people dedicated to a unique Hong Kong art

VIDEO: Cabbie discovers beauty on the backseat
The cabbie who takes portraits of his passengers

Born in the USA but choosing Ghana
Why African Americans are choosing to live in Ghana

Online chatting at work gets the thumbs up from bosses
Do social media apps in the office spell the end for work emails?

Zambian businesses hit by power cuts
Power cuts are hurting Zambia's businesses



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