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.
The president of Paraguay fires the head of the country's indigenous affairs office after he kicks an indigenous woman.
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Relatives of Syrian boy Alan Kurdi, whose drowning off Turkey triggered an international outcry, are to be admitted to Canada, his aunt says.
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Russia strengthens its anti-aircraft defences in Syria by moving a cruiser closer to the coast and deploying new missiles at an air base.
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The Pope's senior adviser on global warming has urged Catholics all over the world to join global climate marches planned for Sunday.
A study finds that tarantulas evolved almost exactly the same shade of vibrant blue at least eight separate times.
Jurors in the trial of ex-New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns in London will resume deliberations on Monday in his perjury trial.
As Europe's leaders consider how to tackle Islamic State extremists in abroad, they are also struggling to contain the threat within their own borders.
An eyewitness has told the BBC she heard gunshots before seeing an officer being injured in the US city of Colorado Springs.
Andy Murray believes he and brother Jamie can take Britain to the verge of Davis Cup victory in Saturday's doubles in Belgium.
A Swiss court convicts a former HSBC worker for economic espionage and sentences him to five years in jail in absentia.
A Chilean mother says a hospital is restricting her access to her newborn baby because she said she smoked marijuana.
A Dutch man is found guilty over a £1.6bn drugs smuggling operation involving a fleet of fake ambulances.
Three officers have been injured in an "active shooter" incident in US city of Colorado Springs, police say.