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Republican presidential contender Donald Trump denies mocking a disabled reporter during a campaign address this week.
A look at the economic case for solving the imbalance between male and female farmers' output around the world.
France holds a national memorial service for the 130 people who died in the gun and bomb attacks in Paris two weeks ago.
Canada's Miss World contender says she was barred from boarding a plane from Hong Kong to the Chinese city hosting this year's pageant.
Leading Chinese rights activist Yang Maodong is jailed for six years for disturbing public order with a newspaper protest.
Maritime and Coastguard Agency find what they believe is a Nasa rocket which blew up moments after take-off in June.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are in Malta for a three day tour of the island.
Two weeks on from the Paris terror attacks, in which 130 people lost their lives, some Parisians share their thoughts and feelings.
How far has the traditional start of the US Christmas shopping season - Black Friday - spread around the world?
Lakes that have been forming near Mount Everest could threaten settlements downstream if they overflow.
Millions of people attended New York's annual Thanksgiving Day parade on Thursday, which was held under tight security
Australian mining giant BHP says mud spilled by the devastating collapse of a dam at a Brazilian mine is not toxic.
El Salvador's Catholic Church suspends a well-known priest, Jesus Delgado, for sexually abusing a young girl in the 1980s.
The fearless nun that walks inside jails
Why African Americans are choosing to live in Ghana
James Robbins explains the history behind the Commonwealth and looks at whether it is still relevant.
Adam Fleming meets the people restoring the roof of Rome's Colosseum.
The young people dedicated to a unique Hong Kong art
Taxi driver Mike Harvey's photos of his passengers in Neath and Swansea have become an internet hit.
A public opinion survey suggests that support for strong action on climate change has declined since 2009.