- Yellow vests: France to crack down on unsanctioned protests
People who hold unauthorised protests face prosecution under plans being drawn up by the government.
- Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi woman ends airport hotel standoff
Rahaf al-Qunun, 18, leaves a Thai hotel where she took refuge, in the care of the UN refugee agency.
- Adrianne Haslet-Davis: Boston bombing survivor hit by car
Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a dancer who lost her foot in the attack, says she is “completely broken”.
- Gabon coup attempt: Two army rebels ‘killed’
The government says the situation is under control after armed rebels claimed to have seized power.
- World Bank president quits job suddenly
The World Bank’s president is leaving his post three years before his term was due to end.
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says ‘no question’ Trump is racist
The congresswoman accuses the president of using “historic dog whistles of white supremacy”.
- Italy minister defends his use of uniforms
The politician says his appropriation of police and fire service insignia is a sign of respect.
- Kevin Spacey in court to face charges of groping teenager
The actor is accused of plying a teenager with alcohol before inappropriately touching him.
- Cyntoia Brown: Tennessee governor grants clemency in 2004 murder
Cyntoia Brown said she was a child sex-trafficking victim who killed a Nashville man in self-defence.
- Canadian and Italian tourists feared kidnapped in Burkina Faso
Edith Blais and Luca Tacchetto have not been heard from since 15 December, according to family.
- Seven die in massive Alps snowfall from Germany to Italy
Heavy snow proves deadly in Austria, Germany and Italy, as skiers are warned of avalanches.
- Spacey silent during court appearance
The actor denies a charge of indecent assault and battery stemming from a groping allegation in 2016.
- Ribery fined over Salt Bae steak rant
The footballer was criticised for posting a video of himself enjoying a gold-covered steak.
- Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez: ‘No question Trump is a racist’
New Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez based her claim on “words that he uses”.
- The ‘superwoman’ midwife of the mountains
After she had to give birth without any help, one Himalayan woman decided to train to become the first midwife in her area.
- Golden Globes: Highlights from the ceremony
Sandra Oh and Richard Madden were among the winners at this year’s Golden Globes Awards in Los Angeles.
- The man protecting Burundi’s crocodiles by keeping them in his garden
When Ngendera Albert realised Burundi’s crocodiles were being killed for food, he took action to protect them.
- CES 2019: Smelly advent calendar beats ‘nose fatigue’
A smelly “advent calendar” helps people identify their favourite fragrances.
- India scientists dismiss Einstein theories
Speakers at a major conference have been criticised for making irrational claims based on Hindu mythology.
- Transgender gurus in Hindu procession
It marks their arrival at the Kumbh Mela, which is the world’s largest religious gathering.
- Kazakh ‘Golden Man’ to be reburied
The remains of an ancient warrior in Kazakhstan are to be sealed in a time capsule.
- German row over Schindler’s List tickets
A German cinema is at the centre of a row after offering free tickets to far-rightists to see Schindler’s List
- Russia searches for Napoleon’s gold
A Russian historian has a new theory about the gold Napoleon allegedly hid during his retreat from Moscow in 1812.
- War-weary Syrians in Kurdish-held Manbij wait to learn fate
Residents of the Kurdish-held northern town brace for upheaval as US forces prepare to withdraw.
- Smashing through barriers to set up a $2bn tech firm
Therese Tucker, the founder of technology firm BlackLine, wasn’t going to let any sexism hold her back.
- Behind India’s construction boom: ‘We risk our lives to build your homes’
India’s construction boom is fuelled by workers who risk injury and death for a meagre wage.
- The toughest job in world football?
It is written into manager Jan Kocian’s contract that he won’t enter war-torn Yemen, so how is he preparing the country’s football team for their first major tournament?
- US attacks on Somalia’s al-Shabab increase under Trump
Since President Trump took power aerial attacks on al-Shabab have increased, writes the BBC’s Tomi Oladipo.
- The concrete blocks that once protected Britain
Photographer Joe Pettet-Smith’s pictures of the remaining sound mirrors that were once used to detect approaching enemy aircraft.
- Obituary: Major Geoffrey Langlands, Pakistan’s English teacher
Yorkshire-born Major Geoffrey Langlands arrived in Pakistan in its first days, and never left.
- Why did Trump’s love affair with US generals turn sour?
The US president has heavily relied upon high-profile military men, but he has not got what he expected.
- Juul: The rise of a $38bn e-cigarette phenomenon
The controversial three-year-old Silicon Valley start-up sells e-cigarettes and is now valued at more than $38bn (£30bn).