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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will take part in a protest march this weekend to highlight global inaction on climate change.
Yemen has agreed to a UN-brokered truce with a Shia Houthi group after a week of mounting clashes in the capital Sanaa raised fears of a sectarian war.
A two-week-old ceasefire between Ukraine and pro-Russia separatists in the east is a truce "in name only", says Nato top commander Philip Breedlove.
Peru's largest prison has a bank run entirely by inmates, for inmates so they can save for their release and re-establish trustworthiness.
Ukraine's government and pro-Russia rebels have agreed a memorandum on a peace plan for the eastern conflict.
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A pair of three-week-old cheetah cubs are unveiled at San Diego Zoo's Safari Park.
Turkey says at least 66,000 Syrians have crossed the border in 24 hours, as the UN warns hundreds of thousands more may flee an Islamic State advance.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers tells his players they must learn to cope with the pressures of being a Champions League club.
New Zealand's governing party has won the country's general election by an emphatic margin.
A suicide blast has targeted a checkpoint manned by the Shia Hezbollah group in eastern Lebanon, killing three people, state media says.
Yaya Toure says champions Manchester City have something to prove when they face league leaders Chelsea on Sunday.