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A man from Brussels, who was a friend of Salah Abdeslam the chief suspect following the Paris attacks, has told the BBC that Salah's options are to "turn himself in" or "go to Syria".
Russia is preparing wide-ranging economic sanctions against Turkey after the downing of one of its jets, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says.
Pope Francis says during his visit to Kenya that the illegal trade in ivory and diamonds fuels conflict and could destroy Africa's environment.
Two suspects have been arrested in connection with an attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali officials say.
Amnesty International expresses alarm at reports that Saudi Arabia plans to execute more than 50 people - including Ali al-Nimr - in a single day.
Germany is to deploy Tornado reconnaissance jets to help French planes to bomb so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.