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Four security personnel have been killed in drive-by shooting south of Cairo, Egyptian officials say.
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.
An Australian man has set a new world record for the most lights on an artificial Christmas tree.
Britain's Giles Scott claims his third world title with victory in the Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna, New Zealand.
A shooting at a family planning clinic in the US town of Colorado Springs leaves two civilians and a policeman dead, with the suspected gunman arrested.
The English-born KGB agent whose story inspired a movie
Pope Francis has been celebrating Mass in front of an audience of hundreds of thousands of Ugandan Catholics.
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?
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at a shrine where dozens of Ugandan Christians were martyred for their faith on the latest stage of his African trip.
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.
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.
Wrangling within the Labour Party appears on some front pages for a second day, while other papers judge the success of Black Friday ahead of the Christmas sales.
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 up a cruiser 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