Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: PM declares assault on regional capital Mekelle

PM Abiy Ahmed says the military will try not to harm civilians and urged people to stay at home.
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Diego Maradona: Mourners to visit legend's body as Argentina grieves

A million people are expected to pay tribute to the late Argentine football legend in Buenos Aires.
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Michael Flynn: Trump pardons ex-national security adviser

Michael Flynn was among former aides convicted in an investigation into Russian election interference.
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Cho Ju-bin: 40 years jail for South Korean chatroom sex abuse group leader

South Korean Cho Ju-bin ran a group which blackmailed girls into sharing sexual videos.
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Covid: Pakistan cricket squad quarantined after positive tests in New Zealand

The whole squad is quarantined following six positives, after some members "contravened protocols".
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Covid-19: US Supreme Court backs religious groups over New York caps

It is one of the first major rulings since conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined the court.
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North Korea defectors: Loose screws at border blamed for gymnast crossing

A former gymnast is thought to have jumped across the border fence undetected to flee to the South.
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Turkey court jails officers over 2016 coup plot

Air force pilots are among military staff jailed for trying to topple President Erdogan.
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Coronavirus pandemic: Germany seeks EU deal to close ski resorts

Germany and Italy want slopes closed until January, but the EU is yet to reach an agreement.
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Coronavirus and gender: More chores for women set back gains in equality

Women take on the burden of unpaid chores during Covid, UN data shows, threatening gender equality.
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The woman sacrificing everything for freedom

Three months on from the Belarus election, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya reflects on how her life has changed.
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Kylie Moore-Gilbert: Academic says Iran detention was 'long and traumatic'

British-Australian lecturer Kylie Moore-Gilbert endured two years of "incredible hardship".
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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock ignores own Thanksgiving travel advice

Michael Hancock urged residents to stay at home, before admitting he travelled to Mississippi.
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Yemen: Growing up in a war-torn country

Yemen is labelled the "the world's worst humanitarian crisis" and 60% of its population is under 25.
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Obama criticises Hispanic voters who picked Trump

The ex-US president says some overlooked Mr Trump's rhetoric because of his stance on abortion.
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Taylor Swift confirms boyfriend Joe Alwyn is mystery Folklore co-writer

Joe Alwyn was credited under a pseudonym on two tracks on Taylor Swift's latest album Folklore.
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Maradona: A footballing great with a myriad of problems

The Argentine icon famous for his 'Hand of God' goal was a footballing great with a myriad of problems.
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Black Friday: Why bots will beat you to in-demand gifts

Black Friday and Christmas shopping are here - but it may be harder than ever to snag what you want.
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Why France may ban discrimination against accents

A French MP wants to push back against the traditional Parisian disdain for regional voices.
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Chile's Mapuche indigenous group fights for rights

The Mapuche make up 12% of Chile's population but are not recognised in the country's constitution.
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Tigray crisis: How the Ethiopian army and TPLF clashed over an airport

With communications largely cut to the Tigray region, both sides in the conflict are trying to control the narrative.
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Coronavirus: How Europeans are preparing for Christmas and New Year

Measures designed to contain the coronavirus pandemic will change how millions of people celebrate.
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A harsh reality in coal country - with or without Trump

Built on coal, Colstrip has been under threat for years. It may not matter who sits in the Oval Office.
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Covid: US doctor's video simulates what dying patient sees

This doctor made a video simulating what a dying Covid patient sees - to urge people to wear masks.
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Biden: 'I remember that first Thanksgiving, the empty chair'

US President-elect Joe Biden calls on Americans to unite against Covid in his pre-Thanksgiving address.
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'Michael Flynn's loyalty to Trump has paid off' - Omarosa Manigault Newman

Former Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman reacts to the ex-national security adviser's pardon.
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Rocky the owl back in the wild after Rockefeller Christmas tree rescue in New York

Good news for fans of Rocky - the Northern saw-whet owl rescued in New York City has been rehabilitated.
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Nagorno-Karabakh: The family that lost everything

Maria and her children were driven from their home in Nagorno-Karabakh due to the ongoing conflict.
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