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Former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns is found not guilty of lying under oath during a 2012 libel case.
A public memorial for New Zealand rugby great Jonah Lomu, who died earlier this month at 40, has been held at Auckland's Eden Park stadium.
The chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management tells the BBC that a lack of buyers could lead to a crisis in the corporate bond market.
Eldar Ryazanov, whose comedy films gently satirised aspects of life in the Soviet Union, dies aged 88.
A UN conference aimed at agreeing a new global approach to climate change has opened in Paris with world leaders due to speak.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to meet his shadow cabinet to discuss possible air strikes in Syria amid splits in the shadow cabinet.
Cyber Monday is expected to add to one of the busiest weekends for online shopping, following Black Friday.
Leaders from 147 nations are addressing a UN conference in Paris, aimed at agreeing a new global approach to climate change.
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras attacks his Turkish counterpart on Twitter following the downing of a Russian plane, prompting an admonishing reply.
The final film in the Hunger Games series holds onto the top spot at the US and Canada box office, despite competition from Pixar's new release.
Taiwan says it and China released jailed spies earlier this month, in a mutual gesture of goodwill, ahead of a historic meeting between their leaders.
Revellers at an Australian dance music festival are filmed charging into a powerful dust whirlwind.
Many people have certain expectations about the circumstances that lead women to have an abortion. Here one woman talks about her decision.
Japan says its Antarctic whaling fleet will sail on 1 December, despite a UN legal decision that its "research ships" are actually commercial hunts.
Sir David Attenborough tells BBC Breakfast that solar energy needs to "undercut the price of energy obtained from oil and coal."
Kobe Bryant, widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players in history, will retire at the end of the season.
US President Barack Obama, in Paris for the UN climate talks, visits the Bataclan theatre to pay his respects to those killed there.
A bald eagle was rescued by two Canadian brothers after getting caught in a trap - see how they did it.
Targeting trolls by putting their comments on billboards
The Brazilian state of Pernambuco announces a state of emergency to help speed up the response to Zika fever, which has been linked to birth defects.