‘Spice Girl diplomacy’ in tatters as North Korea’s girl band leaves China Members of the North Korean female music group Moranbong Band in Beijing, China

Paris climate change deal – final draft agreement revealed

Standing ovation as 195 countries adopt historic deal to keep global warming “well below” 2C and “signal the end of fossil fuels”

Saudi Arabia: Woman wins council seat in historic polls

Saudi woman wins council seat in the country’s first ever election open to female voters and candidates

Fire at Russian psychiatric hospital kills 23

Fire kills 23 people and injures another 20 in latest hit a psychiatric institution in Russia

Cruz extends Iowa lead among 2016 US Republican hopefuls

New poll shows Mr Cruz with 31 per cent support, 10 points ahead of billionaire Donald Trump

Russia sends warning to West with show of strength in Syria

From submarine-launched cruise missiles to advanced warplanes, Vladimir Putin is using his intervention in Syria to showcase Russia’s military might

Bodies dumped in streets as Burundi’s political violence escalates

Residents of capital wake to find 34 corpses – some with hands bound – as world warns of genocide and protests continue at President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term

Switzerland confirms arrest of two Syrians in terror alert

Two Syrians arrested in Geneva on Friday had traces of explosives in their car but no toxic gas, says Geneva prosecutor

‘It’s all England’s fault’: the man who could stop Marine Le Pen blames Britain

As Marine Le Pen bids for power in a crucial French election on Sunday, her rival Xavier Bertrand blames Britain for the migrant crisis in Calais that is fuelling support for the far-Right Front National

‘Spice Girl diplomacy’ in tatters as North Korea’s girl band leaves China

No explanation given after a performance by the Moranbong band in Beijing is cancelled


Gambia’s president declares country to be an Islamic republic

Yahya Jammeh makes further break from colonial past in country where 90% of the population is Muslim

Inside Baikonur, the space station that will send Major Tim Peake into space

Russia’s remarkable Cold War space port is the mainstay of global space travel, but it is battling a long, slow decline

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