BBC World Service
The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Survivors of India violence flee homes
The mayor of the US suburb where a police officer shot dead a black teenager says the death cannot be compared to that of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
The army chiefs of Afghanistan and Pakistan agree to co-ordinate operations along their border, a week after Taliban fighters attacked a school in Peshawar.
The Sony Films comedy The Interview opens in some US cinemas and online, after a major cyber-attack and row over its release.
A US laboratory technician is being monitored after possible exposure to the Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
Christians from across the world gather in the West Bank town of Bethlehem to mark Christmas Eve in the place they believe Jesus was born.
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The Queen will highlight the ceramic poppy tribute to World War 1 casualties, and those dealing with the Ebola disease, in her Christmas Day broadcast.
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Fairytale endings do not reflect the true spirit of the festive season, the Archbishop of Canterbury is expected to say in his Christmas Day sermon.
Pope Francis speaks by telephone to Iraqi refugees in a camp near Irbil before celebrating Christmas Eve Mass at St Peter's.
Spain's new King Felipe VI attacks corruption in his Christmas Eve address, but does not mention his sister's forthcoming tax fraud trial.
A Catholic clergyman describes how he cried with a woman who saw her daughter and parents die in a bin lorry crash which killed six people in Glasgow.
The latest round of Ukraine peace talks end in the Belarus capital Minsk with no indication of progress and uncertainty over when the next round will be.
The Jordanian air force plane that crashed in Syria was not shot down by Islamic State militants, the US says.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says new military courts will hear terrorism-related cases after an agreement between political parties.
The annual water-skiing Santa event takes place on the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.
There has been unrest in Missouri, after a black teenager was shot dead by police, close to where another black youth, Michael Brown, was killed in August.