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Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh rejects election result

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:35:48 GMT

Gambia's leader rejects the result of the presidential election, a week after admitting defeat.

Obama orders review into 'Russian hacking' before US election

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:05:10 GMT

President Barack Obama orders a review of cyber-attacks, blamed on Russia, that shook the US election.

Prince Andrew denies rift over daughters Eugenie and Beatrice

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:16:50 GMT

Prince Andrew issues a statement to "terminate" newspaper "speculation and innuendo" about his daughters.

Japanese space junk remover blasts off

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:36:05 GMT

Japan launches a cargo ship carrying a space junk collector designed to gather debris in space.

Dylann Roof trial: 'I did it,' chuckling church gunman says

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:35:09 GMT

The South Carolina man accused of killing nine black church-goers chuckles as he admits it.

Cryogenic storage offers hope for renewable energy

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:41:14 GMT

The world's largest cold energy storage plant, which can act like a giant battery for renewable energy, is being commissioned at a site near Manchester.

Trump presidency: Third Goldman executive set to join his cabinet

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:02:18 GMT

Donald Trump is set to pick another Goldman Sachs executive, Gary Cohn, for his cabinet.

21st Century Fox in bid approach for Sky

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:37:51 GMT

US media giant 21st Century Fox has made a takeover approach for Sky, the UK-based satellite broadcaster.

Jennifer Lawrence 'sorry' for Hawaii rock story

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:51:17 GMT

US actress Jennifer Lawrence apologises about scratching her "butt" on sacred rocks in Hawaii.

Ghana election: Opposition leader Akufo-Addo declared winner

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:01:05 GMT

Ghana's opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo wins Wednesday's presidential election.

Russian doping: McLaren report says more than 1,000 athletes implicated

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:59:43 GMT

More than 1,000 Russian athletes were involved in a state-sponsored doping programme for four years from 2011, a new report claims.

Aleppo battle: UN says hundreds of men missing

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:40:45 GMT

Hundreds of Aleppo men are reported missing after leaving rebel areas, the UN says.

Terror suspect arrested with Kalashnikov

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:32:48 GMT

Police in Rotterdam arrest a man suspected of preparing a terrorist act

Netherlands trial: Geert Wilders' conviction explained

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:27:28 GMT

Anna Holligan reports on Geert Wilders' hate speech and what his conviction means for politics.

Europa Building: Brussels unveils new €321m 'Space Egg' HQ

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:09:05 GMT

The new European Council headquarters in Brussels, the Europa Building, has been unveiled.

Ukrainian politician accused of €100m fraud

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:57:14 GMT

Ukraine police are investigating a man accused of cheating the state out of more than €100m. He denies all allegations.

Paedophile hunters - their role within criminal justice

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:00:51 GMT

The BBC's Duncan Kennedy investigates the work of self-styled paedophile hunter groups in the UK.

Santos: Nobel Peace Prize ‘a gift from heaven’

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:29:00 GMT

HARDtalk is in Oslo to speak to President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia who says the Nobel peace prize he’s been awarded is ‘a gift from heaven.’

Birmingham couple buys house for asylum seekers

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:41:32 GMT

A couple saving for their own home have bought a house for asylum seekers instead.

World news in one minute

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:51:05 GMT

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

Geert Wilders hits back at guilty verdict

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:52:27 GMT

A court in the Netherlands finds Geert Wilders guilty of inciting discrimination, but gives no punishment.

Trump fans urge Star Wars boycott over reshoot claims

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:18:42 GMT

A row erupts over false claims that the new Star Wars film was reshot to add anti-Trump scenes.

Euro 2016: Iceland fans win Fifa nomination for chant

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:52:02 GMT

Icelandic football fans are nominated as Fifa fans of the year for their iconic chant during the Euros.

Tara McKelvey: What is Obama's 'big problem'?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:57:44 GMT

Donald Trump says Barack Obama told him of an unspecified "big problem for the country". What could it be?

Park Geun-hye impeached: Did a puppy bring down South Korea's president?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:12:00 GMT

The bizarre tale of how an argument over a puppy led to revelations about South Korea's president.

Six myths about the Koh-i-Noor

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:05:47 GMT

William Dalrymple and Anita Anand demolish some myths about the world's most controversial diamond.

Six reasons why Yahya Jammeh lost in The Gambia

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:56:19 GMT

President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia surprised the world earlier this month when he lost elections - the BBC's Umaru Fofana looks at the reasons behind his defeat.

Generations of change thanks to water and sanitation

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:46:18 GMT

Family portraits that show progress resulting from access to water and sanitation

Africa's top shots: 2 December-8 December 2016

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:25:10 GMT

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

Fighting for Vietnam

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:38:32 GMT

Portraits of the female veterans who risked their lives for their country

The beauty of Britain

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:30:10 GMT

The finalists of the 2016 Through the Lens photography awards discuss their images of the British Isles.

Your pictures

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:48:38 GMT

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme "Lines".

European Rugby Champions Cup: Northampton Saints 10-37 Leinster

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:57:03 GMT

England captain Dylan Hartley is sent off six minutes after coming on as Northampton lose to Leinster in the Champions Cup.

Tokyo 2020: Badminton England says funding cut 'could end careers'

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:39:45 GMT

UK Sport's decision to remove funding from badminton could end the careers of Olympic medallists, says Badminton England.

Fernando Alonso: Spaniard is not going to Mercedes, says Flavio Briatore

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:50:56 GMT

Fernando Alonso's manager Flavio Briatore says the Spaniard will 'respect' his McLaren contract after speculation linking him to Mercedes.

BBL: Newcastle Eagles dominate Leicester Riders - five best shots

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:36:10 GMT

Watch five great shots as table-topping Newcastle Eagles beat second-place Leicester Riders by a convincing 92-73 score.

Homage to Aleppo

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:10:14 GMT

Throughout the long battle for Aleppo, as Syria's most ancient city has been blasted into ruins around him, one man has worked continuously to preserve an image of the city as it once was.

10 things

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:14:00 GMT

San Francisco Airport has its own therapy pig, and more news nuggets.

I've seen nothing like this

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:53:34 GMT

A heart-breaking letter about life in Aleppo from a doctor who has seen many things, but never this.

Hollywood legend

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 01:55:47 GMT

A selection of images from the life and career of US actor Kirk Douglas, who celebrates his 100th birthday on 9 December.

In a jam

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:50:13 GMT

It's a rare thing in cinema for a film to receive a round of applause before its titles appear. But that's what has been happening at early screenings of Oscar-tipped musical La La Land.

The case of Maria L

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:01:02 GMT

The arrest of an Afghan asylum seeker over a murder in Germany triggers tension and debate over immigrant crime.

Dutch populist

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:32:23 GMT

Populist leader Geert Wilders is leading opinion polls, but will Dutch voters back him in March elections?

7 days quiz

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:32:27 GMT

The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

Black Christmas

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:30:25 GMT

America's biggest shopping mall hosted its first African American Father Christmas this year - but black Santas have been around for decades and even played a role in the civil rights movement.

The athlete who exposed Russia’s drug cheats

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:16:14 GMT

Yuliya Stepanova has won worldwide fame for what she dared to do off the track, but fears she may never return home.

#Mappingharassment: Your stories over 72 hours

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:20:12 GMT

A BBC campaign to map street harassment of women reveals reports of harassment from 43 cities in 29 countries over just one weekend.

Former self-harmer answers your questions

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:22:21 GMT

Becci answers readers' questions about living with self-harm

‘Beef Ball’ - the woman coaching men’s football

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:23:05 GMT

Coach reveals how she became the first female to win a top-flight championship with a men’s team.