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US President Barack Obama landed in Paris on Sunday night to take part in a United Nations summit aimed at sealing a deal to avert catastrophic climate change. Presidential plane Air Force One arrived at the French capital's Orly airport at a little before midnight (2300 GMT). All eyes are on the 150 world leaders who will meet at the UN conference, and hundreds of thousands of people rallied around the world on Sunday to put pressure on negotiators to seal an ambitious deal.
Voters in Burkina Faso went to the polls Sunday to choose a new president and parliament, hoping to turn the page on a year of turmoil during which the west African nation's people ousted a veteran ruler and repelled a military coup. After the polls closed, the president of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) Barthelemy Kere said the vote had been "generally satisfactory". Burkina's former president Blaise Compaore was forced to flee abroad following mass street protests in October 2014 against his bid to change the constitution to extend his 27-year rule.