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The Gambia 'missing millions' after Jammeh flies into exile

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:45:05 GMT

State coffers are said to be empty as troops secure Banjul for the return of President Adama Barrow.

Trump team in fresh war of words with US media

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:37:07 GMT

Donald Trump's chief of staff joins the attack on reporting, vowing to fight "tooth and nail".

Samsung confirms faulty batteries as cause of Note 7 fires

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 02:57:14 GMT

The firm says neither software nor hardware, other than the batteries, were at fault in Note 7 burning.

US storms: At least 18 dead in Georgia and Mississippi

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 02:15:44 GMT

Seven of those killed were in a Georgia trailer park apparently struck by a tornado.

Browned toast and potatoes are 'potential cancer risk', say food scientists

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:42:48 GMT

Starchy food should be cooked golden yellow to cut intake of a possible cancer-causing chemical.

Ten seconds to demolish 19 buildings

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:42:05 GMT

A total of 19 buildings are demolished at the same time, in Wuhan, China.

Israel approves settlement homes following Trump inauguration

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:05:26 GMT

"Now we can build," a Jerusalem official says, as a staunch Israel supporter takes office in the US.

Syria conflict: Peace talks due to begin in Astana, Kazakhstan

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 03:13:12 GMT

Russian, Iran and Turkey broker the latest efforts to end six years of bloody conflict.

Giulio Regeni: Egypt allows CCTV footage to be examined

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:51:29 GMT

Foreign experts will examine video from where Giulio Regeni is thought to have last been seen alive.

Baseball stars killed in car crashes

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:41:44 GMT

World Series winner Yordano Ventura and former MLB player Andy Marte are killed in separate car crashes in the Dominican Republic.

Italy avalanche survivor 'ate snow'

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:46:17 GMT

Giorgia Galassi ate snow and cried under the avalanche at Rigopiano hotel until rescuers arrived.

Jallikattu: Two die in Indian bullfight amid controversy

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 02:50:24 GMT

The deaths come after a ban on the controversial practice called jallikattu is temporarily lifted.

France election: Hamon and Valls in run-off for Socialist candidacy

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:02:26 GMT

Left-winger Benoit Hamon the leader in the race to be the Socialist presidential candidate.

Romanians march against prisoner release plan

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 01:01:41 GMT

The PM says the move will ease overcrowding but critics say he is trying to free jailed allies.

Jetpack firefighting system showcased in Dubai

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:28:07 GMT

A firefighting system involving a jet ski and water-powered jetpack has been showcased in Dubai.

President Donald Trump says he will 'cherish' Obama letter

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:37:31 GMT

President Trump reveals that Barack Obama left him a "beautiful" letter at the Oval Office, but he keeps quiet about its contents.

Richard Ratcliffe: 'We don't know how Nazanin is'

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 02:37:33 GMT

Richard Ratcliffe says he hasn't heard from his wife since she lost her appeal in Iran.

Austria teaches asylum seekers how to ski

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:06:40 GMT

Austria is working to integrate asylum seekers by teaching them how to ski.

Tornado rips through Mississippi killing several people

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:42:37 GMT

Four people died in the path of a tornado in southern Mississippi. Swathes of the south-eastern United States were hit by storms over the weekend.

Chapecoense: Brazilian team play first game since plane crash

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:36:11 GMT

Chapecoense football team has played its first match since the plane crash that killed most of its athletes.

World news in one minute

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 02:41:51 GMT

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

Weird and wacky hot air balloons at Swiss festival

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:13:02 GMT

Chateau d'Oex in Switzerland is hosting its annual hot air balloon festival for the 39th time.

Phil Mercer: The Australian MP fighting the trolls

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:39:43 GMT

Dr Mehreen Faruqi uses social media to expose those who bombard her with sexist and racist abuse.

Andrew Walker: What if UK-EU trade deal can't be reached?

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:54:25 GMT

If the UK and the EU are going to have a trade agreement, it is best to get as many sectors covered as possible to reduce the chances of a WTO challenge.

Trump's economic plans: What do we know so far?

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:34:14 GMT

President Trump promised to hit the ground running, so what will his first economic policy steps be?

How the barcode changed retailing and manufacturing

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:38:03 GMT

How a design originally drawn in the sand led to the growth of giant supermarkets.

Sean Spicer: Who is President Trump's spin doctor?

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:07:44 GMT

New White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has warned that the media will be held "accountable".

Lords of the ruins

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:09:10 GMT

Photographs taken by BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen as he takes a journey through eastern Aleppo's largely deserted streets.

Africa's top shots

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:29:58 GMT

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

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.

Australian Open 2017: Johanna Konta beats Ekaterina Makarova, Serena Williams next

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 03:23:50 GMT

Britain's Johanna Konta beats Ekaterina Makarova to set up an Australian Open quarter-final against Serena Williams.

Ryan Mason: Hull midfielder fractures skull in head clash at Chelsea

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:49:24 GMT

Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason has surgery after fracturing his skull during Sunday's game at Chelsea.

NFL play-offs: Atlanta Falcons beat Green Bay Packers to reach Super Bowl LI

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:28:57 GMT

Matt Ryan throws four touchdown passes as the Atlanta Falcons thrash the Green Bay Packers 44-21 to reach their second Super Bowl.

India v England: Ben Stokes stars at Eden Gardens

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 16:58:16 GMT

England hold on to win the third one-day international against India by five runs as Ben Stokes finds redemption at Eden Gardens.

Thanks Bill

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:11:26 GMT

How Andy Kuper built investment firm Leapfrog, which aims to help pull people out of poverty in the developing world by investing in insurance and healthcare firms.

'An Unsuitable Boy'

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:36:02 GMT

Karan Johar has been criticised for not setting an example for gays in India.

Home solutions

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:16:56 GMT

Nigeria's largest city Lagos is facing a housing crisis. The BBC's Nancy Kacungira looks at how entrepreneurs are trying to solve the crisis.

Rocking the warehouse

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:13:34 GMT

GreyOrange is India's biggest robotics company, making machines which support the country's booming online retail industry.

DNA detectives

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:44:58 GMT

A team of experts is using DNA technology to identify victims of the Bosnian war of the 1990s.

Our cat in Havana

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:00:57 GMT

In Havana, stray cats and dogs prowl the streets. Responsibility for looking after them lies with the public - as Will Grant found when he befriended a ginger tomcat.

Dapper dressers

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:50:27 GMT

A group of young men hopes to put Iraqi Kurdistan on the fashion map - and effect social change.