King Michael: Romania bids farewell to former monarch
Thousands of people and European royals gather for the state funeral in Bucharest.
Australia's first same sex wedding takes place
Australia's first same sex wedding takes place, eight days after legislation is passed.
Jacob Zuma and the ANC: Are South Africa's dreams of freedom dead?
One of the most important elections in South Africa’s modern history takes place this weekend, with the pick of the new ANC leader.
Matthew Petersen: Trump's nominee for judge flubs law test
Matthew Petersen's hearing goes wrong quickly when a Republican senator poses basic legal questions.
Why 2018's big food trend could come from West Africa
West African food is tipped by chefs and experts to be big in 2018.
Hugh Jackman's novelty top hat trick
The Australian actor performed the trick for the "6,000th" time and described how he'd be spending Christmas.
Trump addresses anti-police sentiment at FBI graduation
"We believe criminals who kill police officers should get the death penalty," President Trump says.
South Africa's Jacob Zuma: Scandals and successes
Jacob Zuma has faced some controversies during his time as ANC leader.
Holy cow! 'Stormy' the cow makes a break from live nativity
A live nativity scene led to a police chase when one participant managed to break out twice in a day.
How a threatened island is attracting tourists
The Solomon Islands want to grow their economy, and they see tourism as a key.
Geminid meteor shower dazzles over northern hemisphere
If you missed the annual Geminid meteor shower, cameras captured the celestial display over China.
Roy Moore refuses to concede after Alabama election defeat
Defeated Republican Roy Moore refuses to concede Alabama race and warns a cultural battle 'rages on'.
Disney-Fox: Five things it could mean
The BBC's Andrew Neil has five things the $52.4bn (£39bn) tie-up could mean.
'Flat-chested' K-pop star responds to 'cruel' body comments
Online critics said she didn't look right for K-pop, but Amber Liu from girl group f(x) is fighting back.
'They sold me three times'
Accounts of slavery, torture and killings emerge from Nigerian migrants flown back from Libya.
Gujarat's women bikers on a mission
Why are girls dropping out of school in the Indian prime minister's home state? The BBC and four women bikers hit the election trail to find out.
Pitch Perfect 3 gets pre-Christmas UK release
The all-female franchise is singing its way back into cinemas for a third time.
The one-year-old who snowboards in US
With her parents watching, this baby tries out snowboarding in Idaho for the first time.
Catalonia election: The bare facts
Gavin Lee presents the key players in the election, with the help of some rather colourful figurines.
Alabama upset: What Jones victory over Moore means for Trump
Few thought the Democrats could pull off such a historic victory, and it could have real consequences for the president, says Nick Bryant.
Beware when rescuing baby elephants
Rescuers in Sri Lanka had a tricky task handling a protective mother when a baby elephant got stuck in a drain.
DR Congo crisis: On Kasai's hunger road
Fergal Keane reveals the crisis in DR Congo's Kasai region, where millions face starvation.
Dramatic end to Los Angeles car chase
The San Fernando Valley pursuit ended in a rather unexpected way.
Last chance to save the 'panda of the sea' from extinction
A last-ditch effort to save the world's rarest marine mammal from extinction has been launched.
Record attempt for most people playing single piano
Eighteen children and two teachers in Sarajevo have attempted to play one piano at the same time.
Injured dog gets 'blade runner' prosthetic legs in Thailand
A Thai street dog who lost his front legs gets a new lease of life thanks to prosthetic limbs.
'Lonely gifs' by Motocross Saito celebrate solitude in Japan
An illustrator's creative gifs depicting solitary "calm in the chaos" of urban life attract interest online.
Raqqa casualties: 'I blame the coalition'
Civilians are returning to Raqqa after Islamic State were pushed out, but dangers, and wounds, remain.
Macron: Trump 'will change his mind' on climate accord
French President Emmanuel Macron has said he thinks the US is "extremely aggressive to decide on its own just to leave" the climate accord.
Does this statue deserve a red card?
A wild-haired statue of footballing legend Maradona has been unveiled in India.
Hunting the shipwrecks of the slave trade
Marine archaeologists in Senegal are diving on the wrecks of ships used in the transatlantic slave trade.
After Weinstein, Trump sexual misconduct accusers demand action
More than a dozen women have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. Now, in the moment of #MeToo, how do they feel?
France: Migrants at the frozen border
Migrants attempt to cross from Italy to France through the mountains in sub zero temperatures.
Nureyev debuts but director still under arrest
A ballet about the famous Soviet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, who defected to the West, premiered five months late.
The world's youngest island
Scientists think Hunga Tunga Hunga Ha'apai might hold clues on where to look for life on Mars.
The photographer who lowers herself into active volcanoes
Photographer Ulla Lohmann lowers herself into active volcanoes to take pictures.
New York explosion: How events unfolded in Manhattan subway
An explosion in the subway system injured four and caused chaos in rush hour. This is what happened.
Bambi on ice: Deer rescued from frozen lake in Oregon
Firefighters came to the aid of a deer which became stranded after the water froze over at an Oregon golf course.
Reporter caught up in tear gas clashes
Protests against US President Donald Trump's controversial decision turn ugly again in Beirut.
Australian town driven batty by flying foxes
Residents of an Australian town are being overwhelmed by thousands of flying foxes.
The Israeli PM meets EU foreign ministers, but differences emerge immediately.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu meets EU foreign ministers, but differences emerge immediately.
Johnny Hallyday: Huge crowds gather to say farewell
Hundreds of leather-clad bikers follow the French singer's coffin down the Champs-Elysees.
Jerusalem clashes: Sheltering in a sweet shop
People shelter in a sweet shop amid protests after Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital
Catalan minister: We may have broken law
Catalan ex-minister Josep Rull says Spain's reaction to the declaration of independence was too severe.
Wild elephant attacks a bus
An elephant attacked a bus in southwest China while its driver was inside.
ICYMI: Trump hair and a baby polar bear
A collection of stories you might have missed this week.
Guantanamo Bay: Should inmate artwork go on display?
Much of their artwork features the ocean, which despite being yards away, is hidden from view.
Village sold for 140,000 euros
A German village is sold for a bargain price at auction
Trump's border wall: Climbing tests begin on prototypes
President Trump says he will visit the prototypes and pick the winning design after the tests.
All aboard for Hollywood premiere
Cruise liner Queen Mary 2 hosted the premiere of The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman.
War of the World Cup animals
A meerkat, a raccoon, two turtles and an otter try to predict the results of next year's tournament.
The 'Godfather of Coral' who's still diving at 72
Charlie Veron's been diving for 50 years and has discovered more than 20% of the world's coral species
Tensions high in wake of Donald Trump's Jerusalem announcement
Israeli forces and Palestinians protesting at Trump's Jerusalem declaration have clashed.
Muslims protest worldwide against Trump
People have taken to the streets to protest Donald Trump's contentious recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Massive cannabis cargo seized at sea
It was found on a boat travelling between Cyprus and Malta.