The Syrian army suspends fighting around eastern Aleppo to allow civilians to leave, Russia says.
A tsunami warning is issued after a strong 7.8 earthquake off the Solomon Islands.
Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger becomes a father again at the age of 73, his publicist says.
No 10 says Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's comments on Saudi Arabia are "not the government's view".
The scale of the terrorism threat to the UK is "unprecedented", the new head of MI6 says.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen calls for an end to free education for illegal immigrants.
Glencore and Qatar buy a 20% stake in Rosneft, Russia's biggest oil company, despite US and EU sanctions.
A dramatic drop in the giraffe population over the past 30 years leaves them vulnerable to extinction.
Donald Trump blasts a union boss who accused him of lying about a deal to stop jobs going to Mexico.
McDonald's is to move its non-US tax base from Luxembourg to the UK, the firm says.
A Japanese city is tracking elderly dementia patients by attaching barcodes to their fingernails.
Australian businessman returns home - only to see it had been destroyed by blundering builders.
Giraffes have been classified as vulnerable to extinction. Chester Zoo says humans are to blame.
Wardi and his wife Dewi lived above their clothes shop. When the quake struck, their building collapsed. He describes his desperate, but failed, bid to save her.
Lyse Doucet reports from Tariq al-Bab as families who have fled the fighting in Aleppo gather together.
A resident in Bamenda describes ongoing clashes after weeks of protests against the use of French in courts and schools in English-speaking parts of Cameroon.
The owner of a giant inflatable snowman in Missouri has released CCTV footage of it being stabbed, in the hope of catching the assailant.
A gunfight-themed mannequin challenge has resulted in two people being arrested.
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A police operation in Kolkata has uncovered a major baby trafficking ring in India. 13 babies have been rescued and twenty people have been arrested.
A red squirrel stuck in a manhole cover thanks to its curvy hips is freed in a rescue operation.
Colombia's Farc rebels do the Mannequin Challenge in a video posted on YouTube.
Nato allies in Europe are seeking clarity from Donald Trump, as Russia flexes its military muscle.
Heart disease and dementia deaths contribute to the first drop in US life expectancy for 20 years.
Military gear, special shielding and its own defence systems - Air Force One is two of a kind.
Indian social media users are at their creative best in marking the first month of the rupee ban.
Profiles of the leading candidates to become France's president in the election in April and May 2017.
Portraits of the female veterans who risked their lives for their country
The finalists of the 2016 Through the Lens photography awards discuss their images of the British Isles.
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme "Lines".
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Photographer Ed Gold's images from the remote community of Galena in Alaska, USA.
Opener Keaton Jennings hits a century on his debut as England reach 288-5 on a fluctuating first day of the fourth Test against India.
Barcelona want to "pay tribute" to Chapecoense and help rebuild the Brazilian club, starting with a pre-season friendly next summer.
A letter obtained by BBC Sport shows British Cycling cleared Shane Sutton of eight of the nine allegations made by Jess Varnish.
A heart-breaking letter about life in Aleppo from a doctor who has seen many things, but never this.
Why Pakistan's Nobel Prize winning scientist Abdus Salam has been officially ignored for 30 years.
Nearly 20 years ago a valuable portrait by Gustav Klimt was stolen from a gallery in northern Italy, in bizarre circumstances. Finally, it may be about to be returned.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Mannir Dan Ali considers why the Nigerian president is finding it hard to please anyone.
J Jayalalitha's sudden death has left a political vacuum in Tamil Nadu's politics.
At least 10 people who expected to spend the holidays by themselves won a free flight home.
Malta has become one of the most progressive countries on gay issues but bans abortion outright - why?
In Canada, some aboriginal communities embrace oil and gas development, rather than oppose such projects.
Former porn star turned Bollywood movie actor Sunny Leone tells Yogita Limaye that she's ok with her 'sexy' image and 'objectification' isn't a bad word.
Gcina Mhlope is a traditional storyteller who narrates her tales in four South African languages.
Women are more successful with online campaigns than men, according to petitions website Change.org. Why?
Iskra Lawrence never fitted into a fashion industry box... so she decided to use social media to create her own.