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Japan decides to resume hunting whales in the Antarctic after a break of more than a year despite a ruling by the International Court of Justice.
Four policemen have been killed in a drive-by shooting at a security checkpoint south of Cairo, Egyptian officials say.
An Australian man has set a new world record for the most lights on an artificial Christmas tree.
The English-born KGB agent whose story inspired a movie
Pope Francis has been celebrating Mass in front of an audience of hundreds of thousands of Ugandan Catholics.
New Zealand's Pacific Islander community remembers rugby great Jonah Lomu, who died earlier this month at the age of 40.
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at a shrine where dozens of Ugandan Christians were martyred for their faith on the latest stage of his African trip.
Basketball's Philadelphia 76ers break the longest losing streak in United States major professional sports history.
The Brazilian government says it will sue mining company Samarco $5.2bn for the environmental damage caused when a waste water dam collapsed.
The president of Paraguay fires the head of the country's indigenous affairs office after he kicks an indigenous woman.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world taken over the past week.
Is there an economic case for tackling climate change?
Relatives of Syrian boy Alan Kurdi, whose drowning off Turkey triggered an international outcry, are to be admitted to Canada, his aunt says.
Ukraine's police warned off the Russian internet
Russia strengthens its anti-aircraft defences in Syria by moving a cruiser closer to the coast and deploying new missiles at an air base.
How rash of attacks fuel search for solution in Syria
Why Cyprus backs UK airstrikes against Islamic State
The return of a topless rebel to Muslim Tunisia
The Pope's senior adviser on global warming has urged Catholics all over the world to join global climate marches planned for Sunday.
A study finds that tarantulas evolved almost exactly the same shade of vibrant blue at least eight separate times.