29 Nov. 15; 15:44: Pope seeks change in conflict zone CAR Pope Francis makes his first visit to a conflict zone, saying he hopes next month's polls in the Central African Republic will open a "new chapter".
29 Nov. 15; 07:02: Burkina Faso elections under way Polls have opened in Burkina Faso to elect a new president and parliament after a year of political turmoil.
29 Nov. 15; 19:35: Cool abortion debate - Colorado governor Colorado's state governor urges both sides of the US abortion debate to "tone down the rhetoric", following Friday's family planning clinic attack.
29 Nov. 15; 12:45: Influential US paper backs Christie Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie receives the endorsement of an influential paper in New Hampshire ahead of the Republican primary there.
29 Nov. 15; 16:16: Adele's new album breaks US records Adele's comeback album - 25 - has sold a record-breaking 3.38 million copies in its first week on sale in the US, according to Nielsen Music.
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29 Nov. 15; 12:32: Beijing issues severe smog warning Authorities in the Chinese capital Beijing issue their highest smog alert so far this year after pollution readings reach 17 times safe levels.
28 Nov. 15; 10:32: Japan to resume whaling in Antarctic Japan decides to resume hunting whales in the Antarctic after a break of more than a year despite a ruling by the International Court of Justice.