The UN Security Council is due to hold an emergency meeting to discuss its response to North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket.
Senator Marco Rubio is on the receiving end from several Republican rivals seeking the party's presidential nomination, in a fractious TV debate.
A six-month-old baby girl is pulled alive from the ruins of an apartment building in Taiwan, 30 hours after it was brought down by an earthquake.
Spanish police say they have arrested seven people with suspected links to so-called Islamic State (IS) and other jihadist groups.
Algeria reinstates two-term limit on its presidency, seven years after it was lifted so President Abdelaziz Bouteflika could run for a third term.
The key Afghanistan district of Sangin in Helmand is once again on the verge of falling to the Taliban, an Afghan commander tells the BBC.
China's efforts to prop up its currency result in a $99.5bn plunge in its foreign currency reserves in January.
The number of people reporting being raped on their first date with someone they met on a dating app has risen six-fold in five years, figures show.
Armed police in the Republic of Ireland are manning checkpoints in a bid to prevent retaliation for the murder of a man at a boxing weigh-in in Dublin.
Singer-songwriter Dan Hicks, best-known as the lead musician with the acoustic band Hicks and His Hot Licks, dies at the age of 74.
Alejandro Inarritu wins the top prize at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) awards for his film The Revenant, boosting his hopes for the Oscars.
Was this the most awkward opening to any US election debate? Ben Carson left waiting in the wings, plus other key moments in New Hampshire.
Rescuers in Taiwan are working to find more than 100 people still missing more than 24 hours after the island was hit by a powerful earthquake.
North Korea has fired a long-range rocket, which critics say is a test of banned missile technology.
A frozen lake being used as a car park at the annual Winter Fest event in Wisconsin, US, melts leaving vehicles submerged in the water.
A double-decker bus explodes on a central London bridge as part of a stunt for an upcoming movie.
Flying Scotsman, one of the world's most famous locomotives, has returned to the West Coast mainline.
Carnival is under way in Rio de Janeiro despite fears over the spread of the Zika virus.
BBC News meets a photographer who specialises in taking pre-wedding photos of Chinese couples in London, a growing trend.
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Defence analyst Bruce Bennett looks at the reasons why North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may have decided to launch a long-range rocket in defiance of warnings.
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Millions of people celebrate the first day of the annual carnival festivities across Brazil despite concerns about the recent Zika virus outbreak.
The largest crowd in golf history watches Phil Mickelson move into contention after the third round of the Phoenix Open.
Nearly 150 oil platforms in the UK North Sea are expected to be scrapped over the next 10 years, according to industry analysts.
The US economy added 151,000 jobs in January, helping to push the country's unemployment rate down to 4.9%, official figures show.
Twitter has suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 "for threatening or promoting terrorist acts", the social media company says.
Google has announced the next challenge for its AI software - to play a live-streamed Go match against the world champion.
Inside Out is the big winner at this year's Annie Awards for animation, winning 10 prizes including best film.
Zayn Malik's debut single, Pillowtalk, has gone straight to the top of the UK singles charts.
Scientists say replacing broadleaved species with conifers over the past two centuries has increased global temperatures.
US astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who was the sixth man to walk on the Moon and had an "epiphany" in space, dies at the age of 85.
Spain confirms that a pregnant woman has been diagnosed with the Zika virus - the first such case in Europe.
Scientists have sequenced the entire genome of the bed bug to help work out how to eliminate the pest, which has been developing resistance to existing insecticide sprays.
Barcelona celebrate Luis Enrique's 100th match in charge with a win over Levante to go three points clear at the top.
Napoli fans wear masks of defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who was racially abused by Lazio fans, in Sunday's Serie A game.
Israel has been offering migrants $3,500 in cash and the chance to go and live in a safe haven in Africa - but is it really safe?
How Sir Christopher Wren wanted a new London after the Great Fire of 1666 and how modern architects channel the same spirit.
Tunisia says it has completed the first part of a 200km (125-mile) barrier along its border with Libya, which is designed to deter terrorism.
Militants freed an Australian woman kidnapped with her husband last month in Burkina Faso, where they provided health services.
Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah is given a three-month ban after admitting to a doping offence.
The Pentagon releases nearly 200 photographs linked to allegations of abuse by the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan over a decade ago.
Officials in the EU urge Turkey to let in tens of thousands of Syrian refugees trapped on its border after fleeing fighting.
A former head of the French Foreign Legion is arrested with about 20 other protesters at a banned anti-Islam rally in the port of Calais.
Politicians in Haiti reach an agreement to install a transitional government hours before President Michel Martelly is due to step down.
Ecuador protests to Turkey over an incident in which demonstrators were ejected during a speech by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Quito.
The mother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Anisa, has died at the age of 86 in the capital Damascus, his office announces.
At least 19 people, most of them foreigners, have died in a hotel fire in Irbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, officials say.
The German arm of Canada's Maple Bank is closed by German authorities over concerns about its financial position.
The mayor of Los Angeles comes up with novel way of warning residents about a major traffic closure: singing a slow jam.
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