- Trump: ‘I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law’
The US president says Michael Cohen was “supposed to know the law” and was trying to embarrass him.
- Branson’s Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space
The latest test flight by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic makes it to the edge of space and back.
- ‘Racist’ Gandhi statue removed from University of Ghana
A statue of the Indian independence leader was opposed by lecturers at the University of Ghana.
- Maria Butina: Russian activist pleads guilty in US
Accused in the US of acting as agent for the Kremlin, Maria Butina has signed a deal with prosecutors.
- Yemen war: Truce for lifeline port city of Hudaydah
The UN says it hopes this is the starting point for ending the nation’s war and humanitarian crisis.
- Canadian Michael Spavor detained in China as Huawei row continues
The two detentions follow the arrest of a leading Chinese businesswoman in Vancouver.
- US recall after women say tampons ‘unravel’ during use
Women reported irritation and injury after some tampons came apart inside their bodies.
- US-Africa: Bolton unveils plan to counter Russia and China influence
The US national security adviser says they are using underhand methods to expand their influence.
- Two Israelis killed amid spate of West Bank attacks
The latest deaths come after a newborn baby died following an attack which wounded seven Israelis.
- Turkey train crash: At least nine dead in Ankara
At least nine people have been killed and dozens hurt in the crash in Ankara, officials say.
- Hungary ‘slave labour’ law sparks protest on parliament steps
After chaos in parliament, demonstrators rallied against a large increase in overtime work.
- Nasa’s Jupiter mission Juno reveals giant polar storms
Stunning images from Nasa’s Jupiter “JunoCam” show huge, “endless storms” at the planet’s poles.
- ‘Every day I go to work and pray I’m safe’
Hotel room cleaners have long battled sexual harassment by guests. Now they are hitting back.
- Kenyan model: ‘I won’t wear make-up to hide my scars’
Claudiah Wanjiru says that after a difficult journey her scars have made her beautiful.
- Roma: Director Alfonso Cuaron on his new film
Roma is a family drama inspired by director Alfonso Cuaron’s own childhood.
- Why Brazil same-sex couples are rushing to tie the knot
Some people fear the country’s president-elect will challenge the right to same-sex marriage.
- Aquaman: Jason Momoa performs haka at premiere
Actress Amber Heard also tells reporters of her “badass, strong, fierce, powerful” female character.
- Samples cut around Soyuz hole in spacewalk
Cosmonauts have cut samples from around a hole, which Moscow says may have been caused by a drill.
- Strasbourg shooting: ‘I heard gunshots’
Eyewitnesses described what they saw, as the shooting unfolded near a Christmas market.
- Kim Jong-un face mask stirs controversy in South Korea
A popular South Korean beauty product raises concerns about the country’s use of North Korean imagery.
- Sesame Street: Meet Lily, the first homeless muppet
Lily, a girl muppet whose family lost their flat, is staying with friends on the street.
- Short tempers flare in NZ buses row
Bus drivers in New Zealand’s capital Wellington are contesting a ban from wearing shorts.
- Tourists risk lives on Polish thin ice
The Polish authorities are trying to stop visitors risking their lives on a frozen mountain lake.
- Danish sea urchin fossil reveals ancient drama
A Danish rare sea urchin fossil tells a 66-million-year-old story of survival.
- Trump Russia affair: Key questions answered
Get your head around the sprawling saga of alleged collusion between the Trump team and Moscow.
- Face to face with the Strasbourg gunman
Eyewitnesses to the shooting in a Strasbourg Christmas market share their stories.
- Maria Butina: Russian gun activist in US conspiracy case
Maria Butina, who has ties to a Russian banker, has pleaded guilty in a plea deal.
- Underwater museum brings hope to Lake Titicaca
The underwater museum will showcase archaeological sites found at the bottom of Lake Titicaca.
- In pictures: Ethiopians drum for unity
Ethiopia brings together the more than 80 national or ethnic groups that live in the country in a celebration of diversity.
- ‘If the factory closes what could I afford to eat?’
As the EU threatens to end Cambodia’s tariff-free status, textile workers fear it could lead to factory closures and job losses.
- In pictures: Mexico pilgrims brave cold for national patron saint
Millions of people are arriving in Mexico City to honour the Virgin of Guadalupe.
- Is US military cloud safe from Russia? Fears over sensitive data
The BBC investigates a $10bn (£8bn) Pentagon contract to store sensitive data in a cyber-cloud.