Islamic State militants remain in control of western Mosul, their last urban stronghold in Iraq.
Boris Johnson tells the EU not to treat the UK's Brexit "escape" like a "World War Two movie".
Intelligence briefings, flying saucer sightings and psychic tests are all part of the archive.
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny says Mr Trump's attitude towards Mr Putin is "strange".
Abruzzo, Lazio and Marche suffer quakes, with tremors felt as far away as Rome.
The payment to the UN Green Climate Fund was announced three days before Donald Trump takes office.
The outgoing US vice-president uses his final major speech in Davos as a rallying call for liberals.
Babies learn language in the early months of life, and retain this knowledge, say scientists.
MPs vote for The Gambia's leader to stay in power for another 90 days rather than step down on Thursday.
A right-wing leader in Germany provokes outrage for condemning the Holocaust memorial in Berlin.
The Wikileaks source will walk free in May, but critics call the decision "a grave mistake".
The actress says her latest role is "a portrait of grief and incredible sorrow".
The violence erupted over the demolition of illegally built homes in a Bedouin village.
After mould is reportedly found in the popular children's toy - should parents be worried?
The moth, which has a wingspan of just over a centimetre, was discovered in California.
China has launched a direct rail freight service to London, as part of its drive to develop trade.
Jon Kay talks to people working on the busiest US inland waterway about maintaining the locks, and what Donald Trump could do for them.
Tourists were told to leave The Gambia following President Yahya Jammeh's refusal to hand power to the president-elect.
Aerial video shows a huge ice crack which is forcing British Antarctic Survey staff to leave their base.
President Obama is commuting the 29-year-old's sentence.
The BBC's Jeremy Bowen has visited the site of Aleppo's Umayyad Mosque to see what's left after the war in Syria.
Some of the British schoolgirls who met Michelle Obama in 2015 pay tribute to the outgoing US first lady.
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Flush strength, front and back bidets, and air drying are all common features of toilets in Japan.
The all-female Ocean's Eight film adds two new cast members - Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner.
Large areas of East Aleppo are like ghost towns, but some families are returning to their old homes or moving into unoccupied buildings, says Jeremy Bowen.
Marking the 100th anniversary of one of the greatest of all feats of code-breaking
After extensive research the BBC's James Reynolds reveals the answer you have all been waiting for.
Plane crashes in residential areas are extremely rare, largely because of the skill of pilots in a crisis.
Free trade has been a dominant part of the post-WW2 global economy, but it is now being challenged.
A political crisis is growing in The Gambia, where President Yahya Jammeh refuses to admit electoral defeat and has declared a state of emergency.
Photographs from inside a Turkish pigeon auction in Sanliurfa.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Photographer John Vink captures the work behind the scenes keeping the ski slopes open at Saint Sorlin d'Arves in France.
Britain's Dan Evans stuns seventh seed Marin Cilic at the Australian Open, before Andy Murray also progresses to the third round.
British sprinters James Ellington and Nigel Levine are "conscious and stable" following a motorbike accident in Spain.
Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown faces punishment for broadcasting a live video of head coach Mike Tomlins's post-game locker room speech.
BBC Nepali reporter Krishnamaya on that tradition that forces menstruating women into outhouses.
The dark mood inside the iconic Tsukiji fish market ahead of a controversial move to a new location.
As Barack Obama steps down as US president, the BBC's Nancy Kacungira looks back at his legacy in Africa.
Iran's Bahai minority is forbidden from studying at university - but they have a way round it, at least until it comes to postgraduate degrees.
Internet entrepreneur Charles Chen Yidan is going to award $8m per year to education projects.
The BBC's Siobhann Tighe was unsure what to do when she boarded a bus and sat next to a man watching porn on his mobile phone. Here readers tell their own stories of porn in public.
In 1991, the world's largest refugee camp opened in Kenya to shelter Somalis fleeing war.
Melissa Dohme was viciously stabbed more than 30 times by her ex-boyfriend. She survived against all the odds and found love in an unexpected place.
How Australia's deadliest train crash - 40 years ago on Wednesday - reshaped its response to disasters.
Could a club for "girly girls" really help improve female equality in the workplace?
Could experts at Davos find the right formula to shaping urban policies that will create progressive cities?
It's that time of year that sees politicians, chief executives and a few Hollywood stars rubbing shoulders in the Swiss ski resort of Davos. But why should we care?
Brexit, Donald Trump, and the rise of populism have left the world's "liberal elites" reeling. Can Davos, their ideological habitat, survive?