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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 up a cruiser 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
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.
A Chilean mother says a hospital is restricting her access to her newborn baby because she said she smoked marijuana.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan uses a TV speech to warn President Putin not to "play with fire" over the downing of a Russian plane.
France has held a national memorial service for the 130 people killed in the gun and bomb attacks in Paris on 13 November
A Dutch man has been found guilty over a £1.6bn drugs smuggling operation where he posed as a handyman on a fake ambulance.
Tunisian feminist Amina Sboui looks back on the topless photo that made her famous and explains why she decided to publish an such an incendiary image.
France holds a national memorial service to remember the 130 people who died in the Paris attacks two weeks ago.
The Dutch finance ministry says it will fight a ruling ordering it to recover as much as €30m (£21.2m) in tax from Starbucks.
Rotana Tarabzouni is a Saudi born singer now studying in the US. She's been trolled on Twitter for her choice to sing and campaign for women's rights.
A suicide bomber has killed at least 21 people in attack on a Shia Muslim procession in Nigeria's Kano state, eyewitnesses say.
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.
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.
Shaimaa Khalil meets one of the country's up and coming artists and public speakers who has been in a wheelchair for more than seven years after a car accident destroyed her spine.
Japanese officials say they are investigating decomposed bodies found on board boats off the country's coastline.