Juan Guaidó: US backs opposition leader as Venezuela president
Donald Trump's move comes as tens of thousands of Venezuelans take part in anti-government protests.
US shutdown: Trump says Pelosi 'afraid of the truth'
The president says he will deliver the State of the Union speech next week despite calls to postpone it.
Bridge ends 'centuries' of travel chaos
The 1.9km structure spanning the River Gambia is set to revolutionise trade with Senegal.
Nurse arrested over US care home patient pregnancy
Nathan Sutherland, 36, is arrested on sexual assault charges after a vulnerable woman gives birth.
Trump team accused of posting edited images on social media
Images shared on his social media accounts show the president looking noticeably slimmer and neater.
Malaysia set to elect new king after unprecedented abdication
Sultan Muhammad V unexpectedly stepped away from the throne in January, a first in Malaysian history.
Australia confirms writer's arrest in China
Canberra says it is seeking access to Yang Hengjun, a prominent blogger, "as a matter of priority".
Five people dead in SunTrust Bank shooting in Florida
The suspect is in custody after barricading himself and killing five people at the branch, police say.
Man 'arrested for stealing his own car' wins settlement
Illinois police arrested Lawrence Crosby for theft but it turned out to be his own car.
Alec Baldwin pleads guilty in New York parking spot row
The 30 Rock actor will take an anger management class as a part of his discharge agreement.
Dog-walking app accused of cover-up
Wag is accused of trying to silence a couple whose dog died on a walk arranged through the app.
Oliver Mtukudzi, Zimbabwe's Afro-jazz legend, dies
Celebrated worldwide, he came to prominence as a voice of the revolution fighting white-minority rule.
Christine Welch: How this American's Chinese song went viral in China
Christine Welch has been writing and singing in Mandarin Chinese for years, but got her big break in an unexpected way.
'Beaten and shot by Zimbabwe's police'
Victims tell of how the security forces have been cracking down on protesters.
BBC News takes on the #10YearChallenge
What difference a decade makes in the worlds of politics, entertainment and sport.
Niagara Falls becomes a winter wonderland
A cold snap transforms the world-famous waterfall into a winter wonderland.
Prince William interviews Sir David Attenborough in Davos
Prince William interviews Sir David Attenborough at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Being awake during brain surgery: 'You are hovering in between worlds'
Jazz musician Musa Manzini was kept awake for part of his surgery to have a tumour removed.
How virtual reality can help you manage pain
A company in Israel is using virtual reality computer games to help patients deal with chronic pain.
The Sopranos: James Gandolfini's son to fill father's shoes in prequel
James Gandolfini's 19-year-old son Michael is to play his dad's most famous character, Tony Soprano.
Saudi Arabia to host Spanish-style 'bull run'
The Gulf kingdom has ambitious aims for its growing state-backed entertainment sector.
Don't lick ice cream, advises Turkish etiquette course
An etiquette course in an Istanbul municipality advises women not to lick ice cream.
Italian runner braves Siberia big chill
An Italian policeman runs a race in Siberia braving temperatures of -52 Celsius.
South Korean farmers see boost in banana crop
Climate change could make South Korea a banana producer.
Macedonia and Greece: Why this 27-year row may be about to end
Macedonia's name has been a running sore with its neighbour ever since it came into existence in 1991.
Drop-off baby boxes: Can they help save lives in the US?
Certain US states are permitting anonymous baby hatches where newborns can be left as a "last resort".
Nigeria universities: Where students don't know if they will graduate
The futures of more than a million Nigerian university students are on hold as a lecturers' strike drags on.
Huawei executive trapped in gilded cage
The Huawei executive's house arrest offers a rare glimpse into the lives of China's elite in Canada
Oscars 2019: Five female-directed films that were missed
Women are absent from the best director category at the Oscars this year.
Pickle juice: Why athletes are turning to an unusual drink to boost performance
Frances Tiafoe credited pickle juice with his run to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open - but what is the science behind it?