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Turkey-Russia war of words over jet

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.

Suicide attack hits Nigeria Shia march

A suicide bomber has killed at least 21 people in attack on a Shia Muslim procession in Nigeria's Kano state, eyewitnesses say.

France holds memorial for Paris victims

France holds a national memorial service to remember the 130 people who died in the Paris attacks two weeks ago.

Children die as boats sink off Turkey

Six children have drowned as two migrant boats carrying them from Turkey to Greece sank in the Aegean Sea, Turkish media say.

Israel 'to open mission in UAE'

Israel is to open its first diplomatic mission in the UAE, Israel says, despite the absence of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Miss World Canada 'barred from China'

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.

Dutch to appeal Starbucks tax ruling

The Dutch finance ministry says it will fight a ruling ordering it to recover as much as €30m (£21.2m) in tax from Starbucks.

Radcliffe relief at doping finding

Paula Radcliffe speaks of her relief after the IAAF and the UK Anti-Doping agency (UKAD) find her innocent of blood doping.

Arrest over killing of Chicago boy

Chicago police say a 27-year-old man has been arrested over the execution-style murder of a nine-year-old boy, Tyshawn Lee, earlier this month.

'Decaying bodies' found off Japan coast

Japanese officials say they are investigating decomposed bodies found on board boats off the country's coastline.

Black Friday spending moves online

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.

Police seize 800 Belgium-bound guns

Italian police in the northern port city of Trieste seize nearly 800 shotguns en route from Turkey to Belgium.

VIDEO: Key moments from Paris attack memorial

France has held a national memorial service for the 130 people killed in the gun and bomb attacks in Paris on 13 November

VIDEO: Russians tell Turks: we're abandoning your beaches

Russians vow to stop going to Turkey on holiday in revenge for downed plane.

VIDEO: Why did Miss World contender get flight ban?

Canada's Miss World contender says she was barred from boarding a plane from Hong Kong to the China city hosting this year's pageant.

VIDEO: Pope gives last address in Kenya

The Pope has been greeted by an enthusiastic crowd at a youth rally at Nairobi's Kasarani Stadium, his last public event in Kenya before travelling to Uganda, as Anne Soy reports.

VIDEO: The women denied rights to own land

A look at the economic case for solving the imbalance between male and female farmers' output around the world.

VIDEO: 'Exploded SpaceX rocket' found in UK

Maritime and Coastguard Agency find what they believe is a Nasa rocket which blew up moments after take-off in June.

VIDEO: Restoring the roof of Rome's Colosseum

Adam Fleming meets the people restoring the roof of Rome's Colosseum.

VIDEO: Redmayne becomes The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl, a film about a transgender pioneer, is the movie no-one would fund as the topic was not seen to be commercially viable.

Mali not geared up to combat terrorism

A week on from the Radisson Blu hotel attack in Bamako, Mali's officials are looking at how best to counter terrorism, says Thomas Fessy.

Russia-Turkey tension: How Putin acts in a crisis

How typical was President Putin's fury at Turkey over the downing of a Russian jet? BBC Monitoring examines his crisis responses.

VIDEO: What is the Commonwealth?

James Robbins explains the history behind the Commonwealth and looks at whether it is still relevant.

Row over Adam Lambert Singapore concert

A growing controversy over a Singapore concert starring gay singer Adam Lambert has highlighted the widening cultural divide in the strait-laced city-state.

'Li-fi 100 times faster than wi-fi'

Li-fi, a faster way to deliver internet access, has been tested in a real-life, working office in Tallinn, Estonia.

BHP rebuts UN 'toxic waste' claim

Australian mining giant BHP says mud spilled by the devastating collapse of a dam at a Brazilian mine is not toxic.

Children's toy maker Vtech hacked

Vtech, a company which specialises in electronic toys and educational material for children, confirmed that it has been hacked.

Formula E plans robot races

Driverless racing cars will compete in major cities around the world from next year, announces Formula E organisers.

DJI launches crop-spraying drone

Billion dollar drone company DJI is explanding from consumer and camera drones into agriculture

Adele makes history with 800,000 sales

Adele's new album 25 sells more than 800,000 copies in its first week of release - the highest ever figure for a single UK chart week.

Taiwanese film tops critics' poll

Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's martial arts drama The Assassin is named the best film of 2015 in Sight & Sound magazine's poll of 168 critics.

Support for climate deal 'declines'

A public opinion survey suggests that support for strong action on climate change has declined since 2009.

'Dangerous' lakes in Everest glacier

Lakes that have been forming near Mount Everest could threaten settlements downstream if they overflow.

Mutant mosquitoes 'resist malaria'

Scientists say they have bred a genetically modified mosquito that can resist malaria infection.

New Ebola death after Liberia all-clear

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.

Murray wins to level Davis Cup final

Andy Murray brings Britain level at 1-1 against Belgium in the Davis Cup final with victory over Ruben Bemelmans.

Paris Saint Germain v Troyes

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's French Ligue 1 game between Paris Saint Germain and Troyes.

How the Paris attacks are affecting Muslim children

A children's newspaper in France is devoting Tuesday's pages to its young Muslim readers.

Are paedophiles' brains wired differently?

Even after years of study and investigation there's still disagreement over what causes paedophiles to be the way they are.

Pope urges Kenyans to end tribalism

Pope Francis urges Kenyans to unite and take a stand against the destructive effects of tribalism by asking a stadium of people to hold hands.

Burundi police 'seize weapons cache'

Burundian police say they have recovered a large number of weapons following an attack on the home of an adviser to President Pierre Nkurunziza.

IS 'carried out Bangladesh attack'

The so-called Islamic State group claims it was behind an attack on a Shia mosque in Bangladesh which killed at least one person and injured three.

Boys arrested for gang-raping classmate

Four schoolboys in the western Indian city of Mumbai are arrested for gang-raping their classmate, police say.

Valbuena speaks on Benzema 'plot'

Footballer Mathieu Valbuena speaks publicly for the first time about an alleged sex tape blackmail plot involving France teammate Karim Benzema.

Polish sailors kidnapped off Nigeria

Five Polish sailors are abducted from a cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria, while 11 others evade capture by apparently hiding in an engine room.

Venezuela opposition leader killed

A regional opposition leader in Venezuela is shot dead at a public meeting less than two weeks before parliamentary elections.

El Salvador priest suspended over abuse

El Salvador's Catholic Church suspends a well-known priest, Jesus Delgado, for sexually abusing a young girl in the 1980s.

Algeria jails ex-counter-terror chief

Algeria's former counter-terrorism chief is sentenced to five years in prison for destroying documents and disobeying military orders.

Saudi Arabia 'planning mass executions'

Amnesty International expresses alarm at reports that Saudi Arabia plans to execute more than 50 people - including Ali al-Nimr - in a single day.

Trump denies mocking disabled reporter

Republican presidential contender Donald Trump denies mocking a disabled reporter during a campaign address this week.

Security tightened for NY Thanksgiving

A record number of police officers patrolled the streets of Manhattan during this year's Thanksgiving Day parade.

Amateur photographers capture golden age of motor racing

Amateur photographs of the stars and cars in action and in the pits during Grand Prix of the past.

Julia Margaret Cameron at the V&A

The V&A marks the bicentenary of Julia Margaret Cameron's birth

Quiz of the week's news

The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

Is bashing Belgium over Paris attacks justified?

Are claims of a 'failed state' after Paris attacks justified?

Why don't women become truckers?

Why don't women become truckers?

The youths out to save Hong Kong's unique opera

The young people dedicated to a unique Hong Kong art

VIDEO: Cabbie discovers beauty on the backseat

The cabbie who takes portraits of his passengers

Born in the USA but choosing Ghana

Why African Americans are choosing to live in Ghana

Online chatting at work gets the thumbs up from bosses

Do social media apps in the office spell the end for work emails?

Zambian businesses hit by power cuts

Power cuts are hurting Zambia's businesses