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The United Nations denies reports in Chinese media that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will be visiting North Korea next week.
The opening of a McDonald's outlet in the home of former Taiwanese leader Chiang Ching-kuo in Hangzhou, China has sparked a controversy.
The intelligence and security chief in Iraqi Kurdistan says that Islamic State could be defeated in "months perhaps even weeks" if Western powers engaged fully in the fight against the extremists.
The BBC could be about to close its Red Button services as part of £150m of cuts.
The head of security in Iraqi Kurdistan says he hopes last Friday's deadly attacks in Paris will act as a wake-up call to Western powers.
US President Barack Obama puts a firm focus on the South China Sea maritime dispute, as an economic summit of Asia Pacific nations begins in Manila.
After the attacks in Paris there are increasing doubts about whether Europe's open borders can survive without being reinforced, says Gavin Hewitt.
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The UK's remaining coal-fired power stations will be shut by 2025, energy secretary Amber Rudd is expected to say later.
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Bolivian President Evo Morales apologises for joking that Health Minister Ariana Campero could be a lesbian.
Jonah Lomu, considered one of New Zealand's finest rugby union players of all time, dies at the age of 40.
A new study shed light on unanswered questions about the risks of pesticides to bees.
Google revamps its barren social network to focus on interests and communities.
France announces it will extend its state of emergency, following the attacks in Paris, by three months.
New Zealand rugby union great Jonah Lomu dies aged 40 - he was diagnosed with a serious kidney condition in 1997.
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