US President Barack Obama urges Turkey and Russia to calm tensions over the downing of a Russian warplane and to focus on fighting IS militants.
Faulty equipment and the crew's response were among factors that caused an AirAsia plane to crash last December, killing 162 people, Indonesian officials say.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan say they will give away 99% of their shares as they announce the birth of their daughter Max.
The US is to deploy a specialised force to Iraq to build pressure on Islamic State militants, says US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter.
An explosion hits a metro station in the Turkish city of Istanbul, with a district mayor saying it was caused by a bomb.
The former mayor of New York City says some people celebrated when 9/11 happened, but Donald Trump was wrong to say there were thousands.
The far-right mayor of the French town of Beziers plans a volunteer force to boost police during the national state of emergency after the Paris attacks.
Cuba reinstates controls on doctors willing to travel abroad saying its health services have been "seriously affected" by the loss of specialists.
The mayor of Chicago asks his police chief to resign in the wake of the shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald.
Seven men go on trial in Paris accused of recruiting fighters for the so-called Islamic State group, in the first such trial since the 13 November attacks.
Attempts to keep global warming to 2 degrees will be wildly off course if all planned coal fire plants around the world are built.
Police in the German city of Dortmund investigate the death of one penguin and the disappearance of two others from the local zoo.
Schools and factories have been shut as large sections of northeast China are covered by hazardous smog.
The BBC's Matthew Price reports from the Pacific island of Vanuatu, described by some as being on the "front line of climate change".
Russia’s President Putin and Turkey’s President Erdogan are trading increasingly hostile words since the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey.
Scientists find footprints - left by some of the biggest dinosaurs ever to have walked on Earth - in a bay on the Isle of Skye.
Macedonia has become the latest country to restrict the flow of migrants entering the country, erecting a fence on its border with Greece.
Media have been shown inside Oscar Pistorius' former cell, ahead of an appeals court decision on his manslaughter conviction.
A yacht owner in California made an expensive mistake when his boat became stuck on a tidal wall.
A model who was told she needed to lose weight and get ''down to the bone'' before she would be signed up to an agency's books is lobbying the government for better healthcare for models.
Russia sends a strong signal by deploying the powerful S-400 surface-to-air missile system in Syria, says BBC Defence correspondent Jonathan Marcus.
It is doubtful whether Vladimir Putin genuinely believes his accusation that Turkey is so committed to the smuggling of Syrian oil that it would shoot down a Russian jet to protect it, says energy analyst David Butter.
Analyst Michael Stephens says the British government has oversold the strength of its potential allies in Syria, whilst simultaneously underselling the strength of others.
A photo of Pope Francis goes viral on social media after he was captured in a classic rapper pose during a visit to Central African Republic.
Christmas tree lights might be slowing your wi-fi speeds warns watchdog Ofcom as it releases an app that can check for interference.
German carmaker Volkswagen sees its US sales fall by 25% in November as a result of the continuing emissions scandal.
Business executives are the most corrupt group in Africa after police officers, and five other interesting findings from a corruption survey.
A security expert has conducted an audit of the UK's biggest ISPs and found some worrying bugs.
An investigation is to be launched into whether internet users are being charged unfairly when they use internet cloud storage services.
Fans buying tickets for Adele's tour tell the BBC they have been shown the address and credit card details of customers other than themselves.
India's Supreme Court told a Bollywood actor to apologise to a fan whom he slapped seven years ago while he was shooting a film.
Scientists say they have fine tuned a gene editing method to make it safer and more accurate - vital if it is to be used in humans to cure inherited diseases or inborn errors.
Scientists set out this week to drill a hole into the Indian Ocean floor to try to get below the Earth's crust for the first time, testing theories about the make-up of the crust on the way down.
The Brazilian health ministry confirms a link between a mosquito-borne virus from Africa, Zika Fever, and a high incidence of birth defects.
A 15-year-old boy has died of Ebola in Liberia less than three months after the country was declared free of the virus, health officials tell the BBC.
Tiger Woods says he does not know when he will play golf again as he continues his rehabilitation after back surgery.
Manchester City reach the League Cup semi-finals for the fourth time in seven seasons by easing past Hull City.
Air travel in the US ceased to be glamorous a long time ago. Today's passengers often have a list of complaints from long waits and lack of space to funny smells. What went wrong?
The Queen has been visiting Malta, a former British colony where she lived in the early years of her marriage. But just how British is Malta now, asks Juliet Rix.
Nigeria's ex-national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has been arrested for allegedly stealing $2bn meant to fight Boko Haram, his representatives say.
Kenya's police chief warns universities not to carry out security drills without his approval after a woman died in an exercise which went wrong.
The local printer of the International New York Times in Thailand refuses to print one of its articles, leaving a blank space on its cover page.
A US marine is found guilty of killing a Filipina transgender woman, in a case which has strained ties between the US and the Philippines.
The German cabinet backs plans for military support in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and MPs are expected to vote this week.
Five sponsors of football's world governing body Fifa write to its executive committee to demand "independent oversight" of reforms.
A senior member of the ELN rebel group in Colombia, Jose Daniel Perez, is killed in fighting with the security forces in Santander province.
Brazil's economy shrank by 1.7% in the third quarter of the year deepening the country's worst recession in 25 years.
Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate has freed 16 Lebanese security personnel held captive for almost 16 months as part of a swap deal, officials say.
Amnesty International says Qatar has done 'almost nothing effective' to end labour exploitation since winning the 2022 World Cup bid five years ago.
Four men are charged in a shooting at an encampment outside a Minneapolis police station that left five protesters wounded.
Police are investigating how the newly elected mayor of Alaska's state capital came to be found dead in his home.
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