- ‘Remarkable’ decline in fertility rates
Half of the world’s countries now have too few babies being born to maintain their populations.
- Melbourne attack: Man shot dead after fire and fatal stabbing
The man, who was known to police, set a car on fire before stabbing three people, one fatally.
- Sabrina makers sued by Satanic Temple over statue
Netflix and Warner Brothers face a $50m lawsuit by the group over a statue of goat deity Baphomet.
- Thousand Oaks: Las Vegas shooting survivor among dead
A man who survived the deadliest mass shooting in recent US history was killed in Wednesday’s attack.
- Paradise Fire: California wildfire leaves town in ruins
Two major fires are burning out of control, destroying buildings and forcing many residents to flee.
- Hong Kong refuses entry to FT journalist Victor Mallet
Victor Mallet’s Hong Kong work visa was not renewed in October, and he is now barred from entering.
- Keystone XL Pipeline: US judge orders halt on construction
Environmentalists celebrate as the Keystone XL oil Pipeline from Canada to the US is blocked.
- US proposes rule banning asylum for illegal migrants
Migrants entering illegally from Mexico will be ineligible for asylum in the US, a statement says.
- BTS T-shirt: Japanese TV show cancels BTS appearance over atomic bomb shirt
A BTS member has caused controversy in Japan after wearing a shirt depicting an atomic bomb.
- Conjoined twins: Bhutanese girls separated in six-hour surgery
The 15-month-old girls from Bhutan are “doing very well”, Australian surgeons say.
- Kristallnacht anniversary: France warns of steep rise in anti-Semitism
On the 80th anniversary of the Nazi Kristallnacht, the French PM details a 69% increase in offences.
- Imelda Marcos faces arrest after guilty verdict
Imelda Marcos, wife of late Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos, earned notoriety for her shoe collection.
- President Macron salutes BBC man’s ‘beautiful’ WW1 story
Emmanuel Macron invited BBC Essex presenter Dave Monk to France after hearing about his grandfather.
- Thousand Oaks: The last thing I said was ‘Son, I love you’
The father of one of the victims of a shooting in a California bar pays emotional tribute to his son.
- Remembrance Day: How Germans remember the World Wars
Can people in today’s Germany mourn their dead without whitewashing their country’s past?
- Nicaragua arson attack kills six members of the same family
Six members of one family died in an arson attack during clashes in Nicaragua.
- China’s ‘AI newsreader': Which of these isn’t real?
China’s Xinhua news agency says it has developed an artificial intelligence newsreader.
- Prince Charles in Africa: Royal speaks Pidgin in Nigeria visit
The prince included some choice phrases from the West African language in his speech in Lagos.
- Mental health in Nigeria: Hauwa Ojeifo’s 24/7 helpline for women
Hauwa Ojeifo set up a mental health helpline for women after suffering from depression herself.
- Chinese headmaster fired over secret coin mining at school
A stack of crypto-currency mining machines was found after teachers complained about excessive noise.
- Antarctic: Nasa shares close-up photos of big PIG iceberg
Scientists get a decent look at the large new iceberg that’s broken away from Pine Island Glacier.
- Moscow beavers resist dam destruction
Beavers fight back after Moscow developers destroy their habitat.
- Kazakh pensioner ‘back from the dead’
A Kazakh pensioner comes home two months after his funeral.
- Russian glitch voids 5m traffic tickets
Tech glitch lets millions of Moscow traffic offenders off the hook.
- Could these balls help reduce plastic pollution?
Microplastics have swamped our ecosystem. Can tech help prevent them entering our water systems?
- Delhi air: Eating berries and wearing masks to beat pollution
Some popular ways Indians try to beat air pollution – but do they really work?
- Africa’s week in pictures: 2-8 November 2018
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
- Are Diwali fireworks to blame for Delhi smog?
Do fireworks let off during Diwali celebrations really cause that much pollution?
- Mid-terms 2018: When voting goes wrong
A national voting problems hotline received a third more calls than in 2014, but was the election affected?