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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.
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.
A record number of police officers are set to patrol the streets of Manhattan during this year's Thanksgiving Day parade.
Adele is to embark on a UK and European arena tour next year - her first tour for five years.
"Very significant" government spending cuts will be imposed before the next general election, the think tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies warns.
Russia is preparing wide-ranging economic sanctions against Turkey after the downing of one of its jets, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says.
Kyle Edmund is to make his Davis Cup debut in the final after he was selected as Britain's number two singles player to face Belgium.
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?
Angelia Jolie is to support Cambodia's film festival by serving as president of the honorary committee at this year's event.
Wayne Rooney and John Terry are the only English Premier League players on the shortlist for the Fifpro World XI.
Away fans are banned from all football matches in France until mid-December following the attacks in Paris.
The number of child brides in Africa will more than double to 310 million by 2050 unless urgent action is taken, the UN's children's fund Unicef warns in a new report.
Half of banking jobs and branches could be scrapped in the next 10 years as smaller start-up firms take on traditional banks, says ex-Barclays boss.
At least 10 oil workers are killed in a helicopter crash in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia, Russian officials say.
A South Africa court lifts a ban on the domestic trade in rhino horns which was imposed by the government in 2009 to stem poaching.
Colombian legislators pass a law which introduces long prison sentences for people convicted of attacking others with acid.
South Africa are bowled out for 79 as 20 wickets fall on the second day of the third Test, a record in India.
A US judge grants approval to a settlement of up to $8m (£5m) damages between Sony and employees affected by the 2014 hack of the firm's computers.
A demolition worker has survived after a 113-year-old smokestack fell on him in Alabama, US.
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.