The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 13 min ago
Russia is preparing wide-ranging economic sanctions against Turkey after the downing of one of its jets, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says.
Belgian authorities have reduced the threat level in Brussels from its highest level of four to three
A newborn baby has been called ''a miracle child'' after being found in the nativity manger of the Holy Child Jesus Church in Queens, New York.
Tanzanian rights activists condemn a decision by an official in the main city Dar es Salaam to lock up civil servants for being late for work.
Rome banishes Centurion impersonators from its ancient sites, in a clean up ahead of the Catholic Jubilee year.
A difficult week in Brussels amid terrorism fears
Germany is to deploy Tornado reconnaissance jets to help French planes to bomb so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria.
Jihadists killed 707 in under a month - and more
Turkey is latest country to be banished from the menu
President Barack Obama says he is "deeply disturbed" by a police video that shows a white officer shooting a black teenager 16 times in Chicago.
A new era in Russian-French relations?
A convicted Czech software pirate agrees to make an anti-piracy film in order to avoid being sued by the firms whose software he pirated.
A record number of police officers are set to patrol the streets of Manhattan during this year's Thanksgiving Day parade.
Adele is to embark on a UK and European arena tour next year - her first tour for five years.
Chinese journalist, Gao Yu, will be allowed to serve her sentence for leaking state secrets outside jail on medical grounds, state media say.
Pope Francis celebrates Mass with many thousands of people in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on his first visit as pontiff to Africa.
Away fans are banned from all football matches in France until mid-December following the attacks in Paris.
Pope Francis has urged Kenyans to work for peace and reconciliation on his first trip as pontiff to Africa, Caroline Wyatt reports.
At least 10 oil workers are killed in a helicopter crash in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia, Russian officials say.
Taiwan gets recognition it doesn't want - from IS