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Leaders of the world's 20 largest economies are gathering in Queensland city of Brisbane for the G20 summit this weekend.
Farmers in the southern Indian state of Karnataka are placing life-sized toy tigers in their fields to scare away marauding elephants - but with little effect
Readers' photos on the theme of "fireworks"
US sitcom The Big Bang Theory pays tribute to cast member Carol Ann Susi, who died earlier this week from cancer.
Was this young boy's act of bravery real?
A stray tiger being sought by the French authorities near Paris appears to have moved closer to the French capital after fresh paw prints are found.
Lord Harris, head of an independent review into suicide in prisons, says too many people are being jailed unnecessarily, weakening resources.
Israel says it will allow men of all ages into Jerusalem's holy site, after months of age restrictions following tension in the city.
Scientists working on Philae comet lander say it is time to take more risks with the probe, amid fears its battery might die in hours.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is to meet Pakistani leaders on his first visit to Islamabad - a trip seen as a chance to reset troubled ties.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says constitutional rules which bar her from running for president are "unjust and undemocratic".
The German economy narrowly avoids recession, growing by 0.1% in the third quarter, while France posts modest growth.
Members of rock band AC/DC say they have not spoken to drummer Phil Rudd since he was charged with attempting to arrange a murder on 6 November.
Mitchell Johnson is named cricketer of the year and Test cricketer of the year by the International Cricket Council.
Real Madrid ponder offloading Bale to Chelsea, Podolski is urged to leave Arsenal, Man Utd target Depay, plus more.
A Fifa report into claims of corruption in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 football World Cups accuses Australia of breaking its rules.
Time-lapse footage shows two hours progress of part of the lava flow on Hawaii's Big Island
World leaders arrive in Brisbane, Australia for this weekend's G20 summit, with global growth the focus of the talks.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will send a special envoy to Russia, North Korean state media say, without stating the purpose of the trip.
How should European countries deal with citizens returning home from fighting in Syria? Duncan Crawford reports on Denmark's de-radicalisation plan