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Japan decides to resume hunting whales in the Antarctic after a break of more than a year despite a ruling by the International Court of Justice.
The president of Paraguay fires the head of the country's indigenous affairs office after he kicks an indigenous woman.
Relatives of Syrian boy Alan Kurdi, whose drowning off Turkey triggered an international outcry, are to be admitted to Canada, his aunt says.
Ukraine's police warned off the Russian internet
Russia strengthens its anti-aircraft defences in Syria by moving a cruiser closer to the coast and deploying new missiles at an air base.
How rash of attacks fuel search for solution in Syria
Why Cyprus backs UK airstrikes against Islamic State
The return of a topless rebel to Muslim Tunisia
The Pope's senior adviser on global warming has urged Catholics all over the world to join global climate marches planned for Sunday.
As Europe's leaders consider how to tackle Islamic State extremists in abroad, they are also struggling to contain the threat within their own borders.
At lest six people, four of them police officers, are injured in an exchange of fire inside a Planned Parenthood clinic in US city of Colorado Springs.
A Chilean mother says a hospital is restricting her access to her newborn baby because she said she smoked marijuana.
A Dutch man has been found guilty over a £1.6bn drugs smuggling operation where he posed as a handyman on a fake ambulance.
The Dutch finance ministry says it will fight a ruling ordering it to recover as much as €30m (£21.2m) in tax from Starbucks.
Black Friday sees an online spending surge on both sides of the Atlantic, although there were still long queues of US consumers hunting for bargains on the High Street.
A suicide bomber has killed at least 21 people in attack on a Shia Muslim procession in Nigeria's Kano state, eyewitnesses say.
Tens of thousands of Nepal schoolchildren form a human chain along the capital Kathmandu's ring road, in protest at a blockade on the Indian border.
Chicago police say a 27-year-old man has been arrested over the execution-style murder of a nine-year-old boy, Tyshawn Lee, earlier this month.
Japanese officials say they are investigating decomposed bodies found on board boats off the country's coastline.
Six children have drowned as two migrant boats carrying them from Turkey to Greece sank in the Aegean Sea, Turkish media say.