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Special coverage from Paris: president Hollande blames Islamic State for 'act of war'
Islamic State militants claim responsibility for series of attacks and explosions in Paris killing over 125 people; Parisians defiant; international condemnation of attacks.
(Photo: soldiers and police patrol near Eiffel Tower; Credit: European Photopress Agency)
Kurds take Sinjar from the Islamic State group; Greenland glacier warning; Homeopathy row.
(Photo: Destruction in Sinjar. Credit: AP)
Mass shootings in Paris at multiple locations. Kurdish Peshmerga fighters backed by US air strikes have recaptured the Iraqi town of Sinjar, fifteen months after it was seized by Islamic State militants. The University of California says a major glacier in Greenland, which has begun to break up and retreat into the sea, holds enough water to raise sea levels by half a metre. An elite South African university - Stellenbosch - wants to drop Afrikaans as the language of instruction and teach in English instead.
(Photo: 11 Arrondisment in Paris, scene of shooting)
EU plan for Africa migrants; Senegal climate change; olive oil fraud taste test.
Picture shows migrants in Calais protesting against the threat of deportation.
(Credit: Regis Duvignau/Reuters)
Heavy casualties in Beirut blasts; Kurds advance on Sinjar; Venezuela drug charges