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Global leaders are to gather for a UN global warming summit in Paris, with the shadow cast by the recent attacks expected to boost chances of a deal.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been marching worldwide to demand action to stop climate change.
More than 600 artworks critiquing corporate sponsors of the UN climate summit are installed in advertising spaces across Paris on the eve of the talks.
The BBC's Olga Ivshina reports from Antalya on how Russians there feel about Russia sanctions against Turkey.
Adele's comeback album - 25 - has sold a record-breaking 3.38 million copies in its first week on sale in the US, according to Nielsen Music.
Thousands mourn the death of a prominent pro-Kurdish lawyer, who was shot dead in Turkey's south-eastern city of Diyarbakir on Saturday.
The suspect in a deadly gun attack on a Colorado family planning clinic said "no more baby parts" during his arrest, US media report.
Emma Ruby-Sachs, of the Avaaz campaign group, explains why Parisians have been placing pairs of shoes at the Place de la Republique in Paris as a UN climate meeting gets under way in the city.
Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie receives the endorsement of an influential paper in New Hampshire ahead of the Republican primary there.
Authorities in the Chinese capital Beijing issue their highest smog alert so far this year after pollution readings reach 17 times safe levels.
Iran overhauls the way in which it offers contracts to foreign energy companies in a bid to attract up to $30bn of new investment.
Hundreds gather in Mexico to attempt a new world record for the number of people dressed as the Beatles.
Nearly 150 global leaders are gathering in Paris on Sunday for a critical UN climate meeting, amid tight security.
The past that some Swiss villagers tried to forget
A 22ft (6.7m) high gingerbread house has been unveiled at a San Francisco hotel, made out of 8,000 pieces of gingerbread and sweets.
The BBC's Mark Lowen finds out if some Syrians wish to stay in Turkey or travel to Europe.
...and other novel ways Indians have escaped jail
The Brazilian health ministry confirms a link between a mosquito-borne virus from Africa, Zika Fever, and a high incidence of birth defects.
Can Pope Francis end the cycle of killing in Central Africa?
As Pope Francis visits the Central African Republic, the country is in the midst of conflict, with society divided between enclaves of Christians and Muslims, clashing daily.