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At least 18 people have been killed in several deadly shootings in Paris, as well as explosions near the Stade de France and reports of a hostage-taking.
An eyewitness has described a shooting attack on a bar in Paris in which several people are reported to have died.
The Republic of Ireland remain on course for Euro 2016 after a 1-1 draw with Bosnia-Herzegovina in the play-off first leg.
Mario Gaspar scores a stunning acrobatic volley as Spain beat England in their friendly encounter in Alicante.
Russia's athletics federation is provisionally suspended from international competition for alleged involvement in doping.
David Cameron opts for a fairly predictable speech at Wembley, while Indian PM Narendra Modi tackles trickier subjects, writes Justin Rowlatt.
The US Supreme Court has said it will hear arguments in a case challenging a controversial Texas abortion law, revisiting abortion after 20 years.
The second largest provider of personal instalment loans in the US is to buy its biggest competitor.
This week's EU-Africa summit failed to bridge serious differences over migrants, writes BBC Europe editor Katya Adler.
The shortlist for the BBC's 2015 African Footballer of the Year will be revealed on Saturday, when you can start voting.
Families of some of the victims of Mohammed Emwazi, the Islamic State killer known as 'Jihadi John', have given their reaction to his killing.
Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas are both US senators, they're both the children of Cuban immigrants, they're both running for president, and they are both surging in the polls thanks to strong performances in Republican candidate debates.
A group of Mormons plan a "mass resignation" after leaders changed church policies regarding gay people.
Stellencbosch University's plan to drop Afrikaans as the language of instruction and teach in English has been warmly received across South Africa, writes the BBC's Milton Nkosi.
A nine-year-old Canadian boy phoned emergency services to report his mother drinking and driving while he was in the car, police say.
Alex Hales strikes his maiden ODI century to lead England to a 95-run win over Pakistan in the second ODI at Abu Dhabi.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed a crowd of about 60,000 people at Wembley Stadium.
Russian athletics is prepared to co-operate "in any way" to prove it is clean, says the country's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko.
Organisers of an ice sculpture festival in Bruges, Belgium say high temperatures are causing their energy bills to soar.
Adele's comeback single Hello has achieved platinum sales status three weeks after it was released.