Barack Obama said this 'must be the year that the world finally reaches an agreement to protect the one planet we've got'

Obama calls for progress on climate change

09.05 US President Barack Obama has said world leaders must agree to cut carbon emissions at a UN summit in December because the climate is changing faster than efforts to curb global warming.

Refugees rest on a platform at Vienna's Westbahnhof railway station

Merkel urges EU states to take more refugees

13.01 German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said refugees fleeing war or persecution should be distributed across the European Union according to the ability of member states to receive them.

20 people were killed in the blast

Second suspect arrested over Bangkok blast

09.47 Thailand's prime minister said this morning a second foreign man has been arrested at a checkpoint on the Cambodian border on suspicion of involvement in last month's deadly shrine bombing.

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