Police say they are preparing for as many as 40 deaths after a fire breaks out at a rave in Oakland.
Syrian government troops control 50% of territory in east Aleppo, a military spokesman tells the BBC.
Thousands attend a service in Brazil's Chapecoense stadium to honour players killed in a plane crash.
China lodges a protest with the US over Donald Trump's phone call with the Taiwanese president.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho were part of a tax-avoidance scheme, a huge document leak alleges.
Relatives of those who died on flight MH370 travel to Madagascar, seeking a wider search for debris.
A French town is told to remove its park's Virgin Mary statue as it breaks national secularism rules.
US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who deserted his unit in Afghanistan, asks President Obama for a pardon.
England equal their record of 14 consecutive Test victories with a fourth win in a row against Australia at Twickenham.
The pilot of an airliner with 128 people on board suffers a heart attack as he taxies the plane to the runway at Glasgow Airport.
Tears and pain as the bodies of Brazil's plane crash victims arrive at Chapecoense stadium for a service.
As Fidel Castro's ashes make their final journey from Havana to Santiago, Cubans try to come to terms with the death of their revolutionary leader.
Relatives of those who died on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 travel to Madagascar to lobby for the search for debris to be expanded.
Twin sisters Irene Crump and Phyllis Jones have just celebrated their 100th birthday.
Bethany Bell explains why Austria is facing a Christmas presidential election - its second of the year.
Twenty-five-year-old Conchi Rios is one of only four female matadors fighting bulls in Spain.
Broadcaster Mik Scarlet gives a potted history of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
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A vegetarian cafe refuses to accept the new £5 note after it emerged the currency contains animal products.
A German comedy about a father trying to reconnect with his adult daughter has been named the best film of 2016 in a poll of more than 150 critics.
Concern is growing over the rising power of Iraqi Shia militias in the battle for Mosul, Orla Guerin says.
Donald Trump made a successful campaign with big promises. But if his supporters didn't even believe him, how should the press handle him now?
Lower income and unemployed men are being targeted in extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.
Two candidates in Austria's presidential election held their final campaign events before the vote.
The controversial legal challenges have been criticised as politically motivated.
A list of business holdings that could force Trump to choose between US interest and his bottom line
Gambian voters use marbles instead of ballot papers to vote in their presidential election in 1 December.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Photographer Ed Gold's images from the remote community of Galena in Alaska, USA.
The ashes of the late leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, are being taken to Santiago.
Images shortlisted for the People's Choice Award in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Sergio Ramos scores a stoppage-time equaliser to extend Real Madrid's unbeaten start to the season in a bad-tempered El Clasico at Barcelona.
Chelsea come from behind to beat Manchester City 3-1 and increase their lead to four points at the top of the table.
Arsenal move up to second in the Premier League table with an emphatic victory over West Ham at London Stadium.
Tottenham consolidate their position on the fringes of the Premier League top four with a commanding win over struggling Swansea.
Chinese events organiser Churan Zheng gets free company menstrual leave and says that in her view it is an essential option for all women.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Spirited Away enjoys a 15th anniversary re-release, further cementing the central role of director Hayao Miyazaki in Japanese animation.
What role do postcards and letters play in this digital age? Some businesses think there is a gap in the market.
The palace of a Ugandan king and he has been charged with murder - why?
Spain is a divided country over arguably its most famous tradition of bullfighting.
Journalist's case raises fears America's weak press freedom laws don't protect against government power.
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Turkish officials investigate if negligence was a factor in a fire that killed 12 people in a dorm.
Thousands of people are spreading a false rumour about a Washington pizza restaurant and a child sex ring. But why?
Actor who achieved fame as the bumbling Spanish waiter in Fawlty Towers.
The largest ever all-female mission to Antarctica sets sail, to promote more women to the top of science.
As winter approaches, the struggle Native American protesters face is growing harder by the day.
An American businessman has launched an online offer to donate his air miles to people who can't afford to fly home for Christmas
Australian students cheaply recreate a life-saving drug that was famously hiked in price last year.