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Vladimir Putin's visit went down well in Iran - but many people still view Russia with deep suspicion, says Mehrdad Farahmand.
The Oldham West and Royton by-election will be the first major test of public opinion for new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, says Mark Mardell.
How black, white, Mexican, Jewish, Asian and other families celebrate
Kunduz - a city still scarred and in shock
Mark Rylance on the biggest film roles of his career
Why Greeks are exhuming their parents' bodies
'I went blind after neglecting my diabetes'
The strange world of enviro-jargon
The Turkish military releases an audio recording of what it says were warnings to a Russian warplane before it was shot down on the Syrian border.
The government is urged to be more compassionate to Syrian refugees who face deportation because they have come from other EU countries to join relatives.
A man who killed his wife and posted a photo of the corpse on Facebook is found guilty of murder by a jury in Florida.
Cyber-thieves are preparing malware and spam campaigns in a bid to catch out retailers and shoppers during the run-up to Christmas, say experts.
From an airbase in Lincolnshire, RAF crews are flying unmanned drones over the skies of Iraq and Syria against Islamic State.
Striking drone footage shows the extent of the retreat of Switzerland's Rhone Glacier, as scientists warn such magisterial ice-masses will have almost vanished by the end of the century.
Tiverton in Devon has unveiled its new Christmas lights - but many local residents have mocked them saying the lights look like underpants hanging on a washing line.
The BBC's Emma Simpson looks at the origin of the shopping phenomenon known as Black Friday and its impact on the UK economy.
The Autumn Statement dominates Thursday's front pages, with some mourning what they see as the end of austerity while others celebrate.
Our tax affairs will be organised digitally in the future, Chancellor George Osborne says, but it does not mean it is getting any simpler. So what are the changes?
A newborn baby has been called ''a miracle child'' after being found in the nativity manger of the Holy Child Jesus Church in Queens, New York.
Jeremy Irons reading TS Elliot, Mary Berry and the radio premiere of Calendar Girls are among the highlights of BBC Radio this Christmas.