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Pope Francis visits a mosque in the capital of the Central African Republic, in what is being seen as the most difficult part of his Africa tour.
US President Barack Obama, in Paris for the UN climate talks, visits the Bataclan theatre to pay his respects to those killed there.
A critical UN conference aimed at agreeing a new global approach to climate change is set to open in Paris with 147 world leaders in attendance.
Japan says its Antarctic whaling fleet will sail on 1 December, despite a UN legal decision that its "research ships" are actually commercial hunts.
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The Brazilian state of Pernambuco announces a state of emergency to help speed up the response to Zika fever, which has been linked to birth defects.
A former Malaysian diplomat pleads guilty to indecently assaulting a woman in New Zealand last year, in a case that has caused a diplomatic row.
Former All Black player Jonah Lomu has been remembered at a special service in Auckland, New Zealand.
Residents of the German city of Hamburg vote against hosting the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in a referendum.
A public memorial for New Zealand rugby great Jonah Lomu, who died earlier this month at 40, has been held at Auckland's Eden Park stadium.
Biologists in Colombia say a drought has forced two hippopotamuses into a town in search of food.
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China produces two-thirds of the world's solar panels. The BBC's China Editor Carrie Gracie explains the country's plans for solar energy.
US President Barack Obama has visited the scene of the Bataclan theatre attacks in Paris.
Fears grow for two Australian surfers travelling through Mexico who have been missing since 20 November.
Counting is under way in Burkina Faso where voters have been electing a new president and parliament after a year of political turmoil.
Hundreds of thousands of people take part in protests worldwide to demand action to stop climate change but violence mars a demonstration in Paris.
Turkey flies the body of the Russian pilot killed after his plane was downed on the Syrian border to Ankara, to be met by Russian diplomats.
Pope Francis uses a Mass in the war-torn Central African Republic to call on fighting factions to "arm themselves with justice" instead.