The death toll in floods on France's Riviera rose to at least 16 with another four reported missing on Sunday as French President François Hollande visited the stricken region.
As Russia's President Vladimir Putin met with Western leaders in Paris for the first time since Russia launched air strikes in Syria, several countries signed a statement calling on Russia to stop targeting Syrian opposition forces.
Ukraine said Wednesday it has struck a deal with pro-Russian separatists to withdraw tanks and light weapons from the frontline of the conflict in the east of the country.
Pope Francis has a "heart talk" with journalists covering his Americas tour, and Vladimir Putin's power play in Syria wrong-foots French President François Hollande again.
Reaching a successful climate deal in Paris at the end of the year is the last chance to save the planet, French President Francois Hollande has told the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
France has carried out its first air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Syria, following its decision to expand its bombing campaign against the jihadists from neighbouring Iraq.