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A newborn baby with his umbilical cord still attached is found lying in a manger at New York's Holy Child of Jesus church, police say.
The Gambian president bans female genital mutilation - in a country where 76% of women get the risky procedure.
Recriminations are flying among intellectuals, after a top philosopher said France brought the Paris attacks on itself, reports the BBC's Hugh Schofield.
Dell admits to a second security problem that researchers say could expose users' data to hackers
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, who has been criticised for his remarks on growing "intolerance" in India, says he stands by his comments.
Films starring Bradley Cooper, Johnny Depp, Chris Hemsworth and George Clooney are among the list of the biggest film flops of 2015.
European countries cannot accept any more refugees, the France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls is quoted as saying in German media.
Faced with a trade-off between shortest route and foraging power, army ants find the most cost-efficient route.
The Atlanta Hawks honours former NBA basketball player Dikembe Mutombo by retiring his shirt, meaning no-one will wear his number 55 again.
One of Brazil's richest businessman has been arrested as part of the corruption probe into the state oil giant Petrobras.
The FBI has linked a hacker to the theft of 1.2 billion internet credentials - the largest heist of its kind.
Violent protests erupt in Haiti after election officials confirm the results of the first round of presidential elections, held in October.
Controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala is sentenced to two months in jail by a Belgian court for anti-Semitic comments made in Belgium.
The bitter backlash against Bollywood star Aamir Khan's remarks against "growing intolerance" in India tells us a few things about the world's largest democracy, writes Soutik Biswas.
The latest Hunger Games film topples Jams Bond's Spectre at the UK box office.
Australian fire crews are struggling to bring a major bushfire under control near the southern city of Adelaide.
Russian energy giant Gazprom says it has halted gas deliveries to Ukraine after the country failed to make upfront payments for more supplies.
Nazi-inspired advertising for the TV show The Man in the High Castle is removed from the subway in New York after complaints.
It is 100 years since Albert Einstein predicted them but where are the Universe's gravitational waves?
Temperatures across the globe are likely to break records in 2015 with readings running "well above" any previous year, scientists say.