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Poor 'left behind' at climate talks

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.

Obama lays rose for Paris victims

US President Barack Obama, in Paris for the UN climate talks, visits the Bataclan theatre to pay his respects to those killed there.

Murray wins Davis Cup for Britain

Great Britain win their first Davis Cup since 1936 after Andy Murray beat Belgium's David Goffin for an unassailable lead.

Turkey and EU strike migrants deal

Turkey and European leaders have struck a deal to try to control the flow of migrants and refugees to Europe.

Cool abortion debate - Colorado governor

Colorado's state governor urges both sides of the US abortion debate to "tone down the rhetoric", following Friday's family planning clinic attack.

Israel suspends EU role in peace talks

Israel suspends diplomatic contact with EU officials involved in the Middle East peace process, after a row over EU moves to label West Bank settlement goods.

Hamburg says no to 2024 Olympics

Residents of the German city of Hamburg vote against hosting the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in a referendum.

Pope calls for reconciliation in CAR

Pope Francis uses a Mass in the war-torn Central African Republic to call on fighting factions to "arm themselves with justice" instead.

Russian pilot's body flown to Ankara

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.

Hopes raised for Paris climate deal

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.

Iran seeks $30bn of new oil contracts

Iran overhauls the way in which it offers contracts to foreign energy companies in a bid to attract up to $30bn of new investment.

Influential US paper backs Christie

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie receives the endorsement of an influential paper in New Hampshire ahead of the Republican primary there.

VIDEO: Climate action demanded at global rallies

Hundreds of thousands of people have been marching worldwide to demand action to stop climate change.

VIDEO: Pope brings message of peace to CAR

Pope Francis calls for peace and reconciliation in the deeply divided Central African Republic, on the latest leg of his African tour.

VIDEO: Radiation scan for babies in Fukushima

A new radiation scanner has been developed for babies in order to reassure Fukushima families affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

VIDEO: 'My children are half-Russian, half-Turkish'

The BBC's Olga Ivshina reports from Antalya on how Russians there feel about Russia sanctions against Turkey.

VIDEO: Let It Be: Beatles fans in world record attempt

Hundreds gather in Mexico to attempt a new world record for the number of people dressed as the Beatles.

VIDEO: Prince Harry falls off horse at polo

Prince Harry lost his seating from a polo pony as he played in a fundraising match in South Africa.

VIDEO: Canadian PM makes Queen 'feel old'

The Queen has joked that she was made to feel old by the new Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, after he spoke of her historic visits to Canada.

VIDEO: Dashboard camera catches near miss

Three people in Connecticut have a narrow escape after a car careens out of control and smashes into the vehicle next to them.

Can Pope tackle religious divide in Central African Republic?

Can Pope Francis end the cycle of killing in Central Africa?

Syria war: Attacks fuel search for solution

BBC Middle East correspondent Jim Muir says a rash of attacks by militants has intensified the impetus by outside players to find a way to end the war in Syria.

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.

Princess Charlotte photographs released

Kensington Palace releases two new photographs of Princess Charlotte taken by her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge.

Eco activists fill Paris with spoof ads

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.

China's yuan set for IMF reserve status

The International Monetary Fund is expected to announce on Monday that China's currency, the yuan, will join the fund's select group of international reserve currencies.

Asian shares fall in cautious trade

Asian shares trade mostly lower with positive economic data from Japan failing to inspire investors about growth in the world's third largest economy.

Children's toy maker Vtech hacked

Vtech, a company which specialises in electronic toys and educational material for children, confirmed that it has been hacked.

'Li-fi 100 times faster than wi-fi'

Li-fi, a faster way to deliver internet access, has been tested in a real-life, working office in Tallinn, Estonia.

BBC Sound Of 2016 longlist revealed

Neneh Cherry's daughter, an unsigned rapper and a former backing singer for Pulp all make the longlist for BBC Music's Sound Of 2016.

Film-makers apologise for white cast

Selma director Ava DuVernay has welcomed an apology by film-makers accused of "whitewashing" forthcoming adventure movie Gods of Egypt.

Tarantulas 'turned blue eight times'

A study finds that tarantulas evolved almost exactly the same shade of vibrant blue at least eight separate times.

Beijing issues severe smog warning

Authorities in the Chinese capital Beijing issue their highest smog alert so far this year after pollution readings reach 17 times safe levels.

Brazil links fever to birth defects

The Brazilian health ministry confirms a link between a mosquito-borne virus from Africa, Zika Fever, and a high incidence of birth defects.

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.

'Davis Cup is my most emotional win'

Andy Murray says securing Britain's first Davis Cup for 79 years is a more emotional experience than winning Grand Slams or the Olympics.

I'll never fight 'fraud' Haye - Fury

New world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he will never fight David Haye after the latter cancelled their fights in the past.

How the Paris attacks are affecting Muslim children

A children's newspaper in France is devoting Tuesday's pages to its young Muslim readers.

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.

Vote count under way in Burkina Faso

Counting is under way in Burkina Faso where voters have been electing a new president and parliament after a year of political turmoil.

Deadly rocket attack hits UN Mali base

Three people have been killed in a rocket attack on a UN peacekeepers' base in northern Mali, the UN says.

NZ remembers Jonah Lomu at memorial

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.

Fears for surfers missing in Mexico

Fears grow for two Australian surfers travelling through Mexico who have been missing since 20 November.

Thousands march for climate action

Hundreds of thousands of people take part in protests worldwide to demand action to stop climate change but violence mars a demonstration in Paris.

Thousands mourn Turkish lawyer's death

Thousands mourn the death of a prominent pro-Kurdish lawyer, who was shot dead in Turkey's south-eastern city of Diyarbakir on Saturday.

Hungry hippos move into Colombia town

Biologists in Colombia say a drought has forced two hippopotamuses into a town in search of food.

Brazil to sue mining firm for $5.2bn

The Brazilian government says it will sue mining company Samarco $5.2bn for the environmental damage caused when a waste water dam collapsed.

Mass Yazidi grave found in north Iraq

A booby-trapped mass grave feared to hold more than 100 bodies is found near Sinjar, northern Iraq, after the town was freed from IS fighters.

Police die in Egypt drive-by shooting

Four policemen have been killed in a drive-by shooting at a security checkpoint south of Cairo, Egyptian officials say.

Adele's new album breaks US records

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.

Trump denies mocking disabled reporter

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

Your pictures: Windows

Readers' photographs on the theme of windows.

Week in pictures

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world taken over the past week.

Why do so many people hate US airports?

Why so many people hate American airports

Far right group ‘used me for propaganda’

One Muslim woman's encounter with Australia's far right

Prison break: Four unusual ways Indians have escaped jail

...and other novel ways Indians have escaped jail

A legacy of fry-ups and red postboxes

The country attached to fry-ups and red postboxes

Six graphics that explain climate change

Find out how and why the Earth’s climate is changing as world leaders gather in Paris to discuss a deal to tackle global warming.

How social media reacted to Fury win

How social media reacted to Tyson Fury win

Links to Lenin: The past Swiss villagers tried to forget

The past that some Swiss villagers tried to forget

The twists and turns of naming diseases

The pitfalls of naming diseases down the centuries

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