Autumn colours:  readers' pictures

From the United States and Canada to Scandinavia and India, we’ve had spectacular autumn pictures from our readers. Here are some of them

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UN climate change deal must have legally binding targets, says EU

Time is running out for agreeing legal framework for emissions cuts, EU official warns

An international deal on global warming must have legally binding targets, Europe will argue at a UN climate summit in Peru next week.

The Lima conference is intended to deliver the first draft of an accord to cut carbon emissions and stave off dangerous climate change, which is expected to be signed at a UN conference in Paris next year.

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Bristol zoo asks John Lewis to help its penguin appeal – the answer is no

Zoo relies on public donations after retailer, whose Christmas ad is about boy seeking friend for his lonely penguin, disappoints

When Bristol Zoo urgently needed help to raise money for orphaned penguins this Christmas a large retailer that based its festive promotion around a lonely, flightless bird with a fondness for fish, seemed the obvious choice. But then came the twist: the company, John Lewis, said no.

Bristol Zoological Society this month started an appeal for £20,000 to help care for African penguin chicks abandoned by their parents and being cared for at a rehabilitation centre in South Africa, a project led by the zoo.

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