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Italy avalanche: 'Many missing' in Rigopiano hotel in Abruzzo

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:15:06 GMT

Rescuers in central Italy say up to 30 people are missing after a hotel was hit by an avalanche.

Gambia crisis: Barrow inauguration in Senegal as Jammeh stays put

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:28:05 GMT

Adama Barrow says he will be sworn in as Gambian president in Senegal as Yahya Jammeh refuses to go.

Ana-Alecia Ayala, 'dancing and laughter' cancer patient, dies

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:43:43 GMT

Ana-Alecia Ayala, who has died from cancer, inspired millions by dancing on camera in hospital.

Johnny Wright: The Instagram star who cuts Michelle Obama's hair

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:50:58 GMT

Throughout his time in the White House, Michelle Obama's personal hairdresser has become a flamboyant social media star.

Tehran fire: Many feared dead as high-rise collapses

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:35:55 GMT

Tens of firefighters were inside as the 17-storey structure fell to the ground in a matter seconds.

India school bus crash kills 15 pupils

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:56:12 GMT

The bus collided with a truck in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Obama's advice to Trump: 'Reality has a way of biting back'

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:33:43 GMT

President Barack Obama has revealed his advice to Donald Trump in his final press conference.

Novak Djokovic: Australian Open champion knocked out by world 117 Denis Istomin

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:15:54 GMT

Defending champion Novak Djokovic is beaten in five sets by world number 117 Denis Istomin in the Australian Open second round.

Vaccines for three deadly viruses fast-tracked

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:01:57 GMT

Scientists identify three little-known diseases which could cause the next global health emergency.

South Korea: Court denies arrest warrant for Samsung chief

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:46:02 GMT

A judge rules there is not enough evidence to justify arresting Lee Jae-yong for corruption.

Alanis Morissette's manager admits $5m fraud

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:55:40 GMT

Jonathan Schwartz admits stealing over $7m from the singer and other celebrities, prosecutors say.

Rohingya crisis: Malaysia PM says Muslims must act

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:49:49 GMT

Malaysia's prime minister says the Rohingya crisis is no longer Myanmar's internal affair.

Japan hotelier's Nanjing massacre denial angers China

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:58:17 GMT

Toshio Motoya claims in a book available in his APA hotels that the Nanjing massacre did not take place.

Man Utd: Premier League club named world's leading revenue-generating club

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:05:09 GMT

Manchester United top the Deloitte Football Money League for the first time since 2003-04 after generating record revenue in the 2015-16 season.

Moment rescuers reach Italy avalanche hotel

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:21:05 GMT

An Italian rescue official has said that a number of people have been killed after a hotel was hit by an avalanche close to the Gran Sasso mountain in the Abruzzo region.

Kidnapped girl Lexis Manigo defends abductor 'mother'

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:00:01 GMT

A girl, who was kidnapped as a baby 18 years ago, has defended the woman who took her from a Florida hospital.

Aleppo ‘haunted by violence and death’

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:23:28 GMT

Jeremy Bowen reports from the ruins of eastern Aleppo where 40,000 people have returned home.

Donald Trump's inauguration: Why more and more Democrats are refusing to go

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:17:17 GMT

More than 50 House Democrats are boycotting Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony amid a feud between the president-elect and civil rights activist John Lewis.

Mexico's Colima volcano in fiery explosion

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:48:38 GMT

Webcams have caught the dramatic eruption of Mexico's Colima volcano, which has seen an increase in activity since October.

Why are we running out of courgettes?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:53:37 GMT

Why are the numbers of courgettes being exported to northern Europe from Italy and Spain falling?

World news in one minute

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:13:57 GMT

Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

Man creates carousel on Helsinki lake

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:03:32 GMT

The 200-tonne ice carousel was created by Janne Kapylehto, using a chainsaw.

Vegemite back in Australian ownership after A$460m Bega deal

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:29:59 GMT

The iconic brand of salty yeast spread is bought by Bega Cheese from US giant Mondelez in $A460m deal

Japan's hi-tech toilets to get standardised symbols

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:18:41 GMT

Flush strength, front and back bidets, and air drying are all common features of toilets in Japan.

Helier Cheung: Hong Kong 20 years later

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:03:10 GMT

Hong Kong has spent 20 years under Chinese sovereignty. What's changed?

Ben Wright: Teetotal Trump and the drinking presidents

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:53:50 GMT

What the chief executive's relationship with alcohol reveals about the occupants of the White House.

Virus lottery: What could be next epidemic?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:05:18 GMT

Scientists have shortlisted three little-known diseases that they think could become the next global health emergency.

Sophie the Giraffe: How safe is it?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:30:16 GMT

After mould is reportedly found in the popular children's toy - should parents be worried?

How often do planes fall on houses?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:47:56 GMT

Plane crashes in residential areas are extremely rare, largely because of the skill of pilots in a crisis.

Is free trade good or bad?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:14:56 GMT

Free trade has been a dominant part of the post-WW2 global economy, but it is now being challenged.

In pictures: Prize pigeons

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:25:32 GMT

Photographs from inside a Turkish pigeon auction in Sanliurfa.

Week in pictures: 7-13 January 2017

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:35:24 GMT

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Africa's top shots: 7 - 13 January 2017

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:20:46 GMT

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Keeping the slopes open

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 01:40:31 GMT

Photographer John Vink captures the work behind the scenes keeping the ski slopes open at Saint Sorlin d'Arves in France.

Australian Open 2017: Johanna Konta wins but Heather Watson and Kyle Edmund lose

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:58:59 GMT

Johanna Konta reaches the third round of the Australian Open but fellow Britons Heather Watson and Kyle Edmund go out.

Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes driver backs new team-mate Valtteri Bottas

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:29:47 GMT

Lewis Hamilton backs Mercedes' choice of Valtteri Bottas as a replacement for Nico Rosberg, team boss Toto Wolff has said.

Pious vs secular

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:11:09 GMT

An attack on a Turkish nightclub revives a debate over whether the country's secular side is under threat.

When sparks fly

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:01:06 GMT

Korean Air is believed to be the only major airline that routinely carries electric stun guns on its planes.

Final destination

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:06:08 GMT

The BBC's Jonathan Head looks into why Thailand's roads are among the most lethal in the world.

Cobra fang club

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:10:43 GMT

A growing number of snake farms are being set up in Kenya to attract paying visitors and breed snakes for export to Europe and North America.

The meat killer

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:07:32 GMT

The vegan aiming to make the perfect meatless burger to please even "the hardcore meat lover".

The CIA files

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:35:08 GMT

Intelligence briefings, flying saucer sightings and psychic tests are all part of the archive.

First round over

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:32:25 GMT

The BBC's Kevin Connolly gauges reaction in the European Parliament to the UK PM's Brexit pledges.

Obama and Africa

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:56:16 GMT

As Barack Obama steps down as US president, the BBC's Nancy Kacungira looks back at his legacy in Africa.

East to West

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:44:17 GMT

The Yiwu-to-Barking express is the newest way to send your freight from China to Europe.

Incredible journey of Trump's mother

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:48:55 GMT

Donald Trump's mother Mary Anne MacLeod grew up on the Hebridean island of Lewis.

What time will Trump be president? A guide to the day

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:25:39 GMT

The world watches as Mr Trump is sworn in as the 45th US president on 20 January.

'Quit whining, liberals!'

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:19:47 GMT

The first of two animated opinion pieces for BBC Newsnight looking ahead to Donald Trump's presidency. Roger Kimball, art critic, social commentator and editor of The New Criterion, says the moral panic needs to stop.

Donald Trump presidency: How the world has already changed

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:18:04 GMT

The businessman's surprise win in the US election has already had a major impact on the world.