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Four policemen have been killed in a drive-by shooting at a security checkpoint south of Cairo, Egyptian officials say.
David Cameron is taking allegations of bullying within the Conservative Party's youth wing very seriously, Downing Street says.
Pope Francis has been celebrating Mass in front of an audience of hundreds of thousands of Ugandan Catholics.
Rugby great Jonah Lomu has been remembered at a traditional Pacific Islander funeral service in Auckland.
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
New Zealand's Pacific Islander community remembers rugby great Jonah Lomu, who died earlier this month at the age of 40.
Should powers station cooling towers be protected?
Football has been the USA's sport of the future for years - Matt Slater investigates why that future is now for English clubs.
Basketball's Philadelphia 76ers break the longest losing streak in United States major professional sports history.
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce will "try his best" to keep the club in the Premier League, but is offering no survival guarantees.
The Brazilian government says it will sue mining company Samarco $5.2bn for the environmental damage caused when a waste water dam collapsed.
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.
Issues such as going to war should be "above party politics", shadow chancellor John McDonnell says, ahead of a potential vote on UK air strikes in Syria.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world taken over the past week.
On the eve of the UN's climate conference in Paris, the BBC's Andrew Walker unpicks the economic arguments for addressing the issue of 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.
Russia strengthens its anti-aircraft defences in Syria by moving a cruiser closer to the coast and deploying new missiles at an air base.
BBC Middle East correspondent Jim Muir says a rash of attacks by militants has intensified the impetus by outside players to find a way to end the war in Syria.
Why Cyprus backs UK air strikes against Islamic State