Russia's President Vladimir Putin rejects as "impossible" Turkey's claims it did not know the fighter jet it shot down was Russian.
Amnesty International expresses alarm at reports that Saudi Arabia plans to execute more than 50 people - including Ali al-Nimr - in a single day.
A public opinion survey suggests that support for strong action on climate change has declined since 2009.
Two prominent Turkish journalists have been charged with espionage after alleging that Turkey's secret services sent arms to Islamist rebels in Syria.
El Salvador's Catholic Church suspends a well-known priest, Jesus Delgado, for sexually abusing a young girl in the 1980s.
Republican presidential contender Donald Trump denies mocking a disabled reporter during a campaign address this week.
Thieves have stolen nearly $250m of petrol from a single pipeline this year, Nigeria's state oil company says.
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.
Australian mining giant BHP says mud spilled by the devastating collapse of a dam at a Brazilian mine is not toxic.
A separatist leader from Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, previously thought to have died in a raid in August, is shown in a new video.
IAAF president Lord Coe ends his 38-year ambassadorial role with American sportswear giant Nike.
People with a dental phobia are more likely to undergo treatment without sedation if they have had Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), research suggests.
A friend of one of the main suspects still being hunted by police after the Paris attacks has said Salah Abdeslam phoned people in Brussels following the attacks and asked them to drive to get him.
Citizen journalists are the main - and often only - source of information about life in a city controlled by the so-called Islamic State.
The BBC speaks to Sonita Alizadeh, who started rapping after she was nearly sold as a bride by her family.
India set to triple CO2 emissions over the next 15 years, reports Justin Rowlatt.
A man who was filming on his phone while driving past a bushfire says he is lucky to be alive, after the flames engulfed his car.
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.
Testing the suitcase with built-in shelves and other travel gadgets
President Barack Obama pardons turkeys for the seventh year in a row, this time a pair named 'Honest' and 'Abe'.
The BBC's Hugh Schofield in Paris assesses whether Russia and France are building a new alliance based on their joint antipathy towards Islamic State.
As Brussels gets back to normal, after a four-day lockdown, a sense of uncertainty and discontent lingers, says Chris Morris.
Cyber-thieves are preparing malware and spam campaigns in a bid to catch out retailers and shoppers during the run-up to Christmas, say experts.
A police officer is charged with murder for the death of a teenager who was shot in Chicago. A prosecutor has set out what happened.
Rome banishes Centurion impersonators from its ancient sites, in a clean up ahead of the Catholic Jubilee year.
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.
The publisher of Hong Kong's South China Morning Post (SCMP) has confirmed that it is in talks to sell the popular English-language newspaper.
UK retailers are embarking on the Black Friday shopping phenomenon, with analysts predicting record online sales.
Much press attention has been devoted to a Facebook quiz which asked for large swathes of data in return for a word cloud of your most used words, but do we really need to worry?
The company behind failed mini-drone Zano has provided some details of how more than £2m in funding was allocated.
Adele is to embark on a UK and European arena tour next year - her first tour for five years.
Three of US DJ Casey Kasem's children and his brother sue the late star's widow for wrongful death in the latest move in a bitter family feud.
Scientists use ultrasound to scan the blood vessels of an entire rat brain in microscopic 3D detail, pioneering a technique they say will improve cancer and stroke diagnosis.
About 100,000 wetland birds are killed every year from poisoning by discarded lead ammunition, say scientists.
Scientists say they have bred a genetically modified mosquito that can resist malaria infection.
A 15-year-old boy has died of Ebola in Liberia less than three months after the country was declared free of the virus, health officials tell the BBC.
Great Britain hope Kyle Edmund can spring a surprise in Belgium and set the visitors up for a first Davis Cup victory since 1936.
Sam Billings' thrilling half-century leads England to a 14-run win over Pakistan in the first Twenty20 international in Dubai.
Even after years of study and investigation there's still disagreement over what causes paedophiles to be the way they are.
The 44 people preparing to run North Korea
Pope Francis says during his visit to Kenya that the illegal trade in ivory and diamonds fuels conflict and could destroy Africa's environment.
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.
Gunmen open fire on a Shia mosque in northern Bangladesh, killing at least one person and injuring three.
Chinese journalist, Gao Yu, will be allowed to serve her sentence for leaking state secrets outside jail on medical grounds, state media say.
Belgian authorities reduce the threat level in Brussels from its highest level nearly a week after a lockdown because of fears of Paris-style attacks.
Germany was wrong to ban an anti-abortion activist from distributing leaflets and naming doctors, the European Court of Human Rights says.
A regional opposition leader in Venezuela is shot dead at a public meeting less than two weeks before parliamentary elections.
Colombian legislators pass a law which introduces long prison sentences for people convicted of attacking others with acid.
Qatar's prime minister orders an inquiry after heavy rain exposed poor construction in the country set to host the 2022 Fifa World Cup.
David Cameron puts the case for air strikes against IS in Syria - with Jeremy Corbyn at odds with half his shadow cabinet on the issue.
A record number of police officers patrolled the streets of Manhattan during this year's Thanksgiving Day parade.
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.
Amateur photographs of the stars and cars in action and in the pits during Grand Prix of the past.
The V&A marks the bicentenary of Julia Margaret Cameron's birth
Why don't more women become lorry drivers?
Do social media apps in the office spell the end for work emails?
Why African Americans are choosing to live in Ghana
Power cuts are hurting Zambia's businesses
How black, white, Mexican, Jewish, Asian and other families celebrate
Death toll from jihadist groups continues to rise