The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Israel is to open its first diplomatic mission in the UAE, Israel says, despite the absence of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The Pope has been greeted by an enthusiastic crowd at a youth rally at Nairobi's Kasarani Stadium, his last public event in Kenya before travelling to Uganda, as Anne Soy reports.
A large chunk of what is believed to have been an unmanned American space rocket is found in the sea off the Isles of Scilly.
The so-called Islamic State group claims it was behind an attack on a Shia mosque in Bangladesh which killed at least one person and injured three.
At a memorial service in Paris, President Francois Hollande pays tribute to the victims of the gun and bomb attacks in the city two weeks ago.
Four schoolboys in the western Indian city of Mumbai are arrested for gang-raping their classmate, police say.
A Polish legal move to extradite film director Roman Polanski - wanted in the US over a child sex case - is dropped.
Italian police in the northern port city of Trieste seize nearly 800 shotguns en route from Turkey to Belgium.
Canada's Miss World contender says she was barred from boarding a plane from Hong Kong to the China city hosting this year's pageant.
Republican presidential contender Donald Trump denies mocking a disabled reporter during a campaign address this week.
A look at the economic case for solving the imbalance between male and female farmers' output around the world.
France holds a national memorial service for the 130 people who died in the gun and bomb attacks in Paris two weeks ago.
Canada's Miss World contender says she was barred from boarding a plane from Hong Kong to the Chinese city hosting this year's pageant.
Leading Chinese rights activist Yang Maodong is jailed for six years for disturbing public order with a newspaper protest.
Maritime and Coastguard Agency find what they believe is a Nasa rocket which blew up moments after take-off in June.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are in Malta for a three day tour of the island.
Two weeks on from the Paris terror attacks, in which 130 people lost their lives, some Parisians share their thoughts and feelings.
How far has the traditional start of the US Christmas shopping season - Black Friday - spread around the world?
Lakes that have been forming near Mount Everest could threaten settlements downstream if they overflow.
Millions of people attended New York's annual Thanksgiving Day parade on Thursday, which was held under tight security