Armin Laschet elected leader of Merkel's CDU party
Centrist Armin Laschet is now in a good position to succeed Angela Merkel as Germany's chancellor. | 16-Jan-2021 13:11

Dustin Higgs: Final execution of Trump presidency is carried out
The execution of Dustin Higgs, 48, is the 13th federal death sentence carried out since July. | 16-Jan-2021 10:03

Covid: UK variant could drive 'rapid growth' in US cases, CDC warns
Health officials warn the highly contagious UK Covid variant could become the dominant strain in the US by March. | 16-Jan-2021 04:26

Ethiopia's Oromia conflict: Why a teacher was killed 'execution-style'
An increasing number of civilians are becoming victims of the conflict in Ethiopia's Oromia region.
BBC News | 16-Jan-2021 01:35

Brexit: End to Gibraltar land border prompts joy and trepidation
For residents on both sides of the border there are hopes of an end to queues, but not everyone is convinced. | 16-Jan-2021 01:16

India to begin first round of massive Covid vaccination programme
Health and frontline workers are first in line for jabs at vaccination centres across the country. | 16-Jan-2021 01:13

US Election 2020: What do countries around the world want from Joe Biden?
The BBC World Service speaks to reporters in six regions around the world about the hopes and expectations for Joe Biden's administration. | 16-Jan-2021 01:09

Martin Luther King Jr: New documentary on FBI surveillance
New documentary highlights extent of the FBI surveillance of the US civil rights leader. | 16-Jan-2021 01:07

Project 17: One girl's quest for clean water in Rwanda
Joyce, 17, explores progress towards the goal of clean water for all in her country, Rwanda. | 16-Jan-2021 01:01

Covid in California: The state is struggling to contain the virus
California's poor residents are among those hardest hit by the pandemic. | 15-Jan-2021 23:54

Trump's Christian supporters and the march on the Capitol
Christian supporters of President Trump were among the thousands who descended on Washington. | 15-Jan-2021 23:47

Tennis stars' arrival angers stranded Australians
Players are flown in ahead of the Australian Open while thousands of citizens are waiting to return. | 15-Jan-2021 23:46

WhatsApp changes: Signal messaging platform stops working as downloads surge
Signal has been downloaded millions of times since WhatsApp unveiled new privacy terms last week. | 15-Jan-2021 23:27

Champion golfer Ángel Cabrera 'arrested in Brazil' over alleged assault
Mr Cabrera faces extradition to Argentina where he is alleged to have committed domestic abuse. | 15-Jan-2021 22:16

Capitol riots: Police describe a 'medieval battle'
US police held back a mob for hours in a "barbaric" battle at the Capitol. Here are their stories. | 15-Jan-2021 20:52

Coronavirus: EU anger over reduced Pfizer vaccine deliveries
Many EU countries are receiving significantly fewer doses due to a change in manufacturing processes. | 15-Jan-2021 20:22

Dutch Rutte government resigns over child welfare fraud scandal
Mark Rutte's cabinet resigns after families were wrongly accused and many faced financial problems. | 15-Jan-2021 16:32

Biden Twitter account 'starts from zero' with no Trump followers
Joe Biden's presidential Twitter account launches with no followers transferred from President Trump. | 15-Jan-2021 13:52

Uganda elections 2021: Museveni takes early lead as Bobi Wine cries foul
President Museveni's rival alleges the internet shutdown allows for rigging in the election count. | 15-Jan-2021 12:49

Nazi Buchenwald camp no place for sledging, authorities warn
German officials say some people have used Buchenwald mass graves as a toboggan run. | 15-Jan-2021 12:46

Joe the pigeon spared by Australia after leg tag found to be fake
Officials will take no further action after concluding the bird is "highly likely to be Australian". | 15-Jan-2021 11:17

Indonesia earthquake: Sulawesi hospital among collapsed buildings
Dozens are thought to be killed and hundreds injured in an earthquake on the island of Sulawesi. | 15-Jan-2021 11:14

North Korea: Kim Jong-un oversees huge military showcase
Planes, missiles and marching troops are on show as North Korean state media broadcasts a massive parade. | 15-Jan-2021 10:00

NYC bendy bus left drooping from overpass in Bronx
Several people are hurt as a bus plunges from an overpass in the Bronx on to an access road below. | 15-Jan-2021 09:17

Joe Biden unveils $1.9tn US economic relief package
The US president-elect says the nationwide vaccine rollout so far has been "a dismal failure". | 15-Jan-2021 08:31

Salvador Cienfuegos: Mexico clears ex-defence minister over US drugs link claims
Salvador Cienfuegos's arrest by US investigators last year caused a rift between the two countries. | 15-Jan-2021 08:27

North Korea unveils new submarine-launched missile
The show of military strength comes days before the inauguration of Joe Biden as US president. | 15-Jan-2021 07:29

Uganda social media ban raises questions over regulation in Africa
There will be increasing tension between the platforms and African governments, analysts say. | 15-Jan-2021 01:34

Villarejo: The rise and fall of the Spanish state's secret fixer
An undercover policeman now facing trial amassed a hoard of Spanish state secrets. | 15-Jan-2021 01:33

Colourising historical photos of the civil rights movement
Jordan J Lloyd has added digital colour to black-and-white photos of Dr King and the civil rights movement. | 15-Jan-2021 01:17

China’s pressure and propaganda - the reality of reporting Xinjiang
In addition to heavy restrictions on journalists in the Xinjiang region, China alleges “fake news”. | 15-Jan-2021 01:07

Rajini Chandy: The 69-year-old Indian actress trolled for ‘too sexy’ photos
Rajini Chandy, a southern Indian actress, has raised hackles in a state where women still dress modestly. | 15-Jan-2021 01:05

German chancellor race: The men vying for Merkel's job
Three candidates are challenging to lead Angela Merkel's CDU, but the race may not end there. | 15-Jan-2021 01:04

Young, black and more likely to die in Brazil
A BBC investigation uncovers who is most at risk of lethal police violence in Brazil. | 15-Jan-2021 01:04

Johan 'N0tail' Sundstein: Inside the world's richest esports player's mansion
Johan Sundstein, aka "N0tail", has earned more than $7.4m (£5.4m) in prize money to date. | 15-Jan-2021 01:03

Taliban cracks down on 'costly' polygamy
The group's leader in Afghanistan says the practice is "inviting criticism". It's also proving expensive. | 15-Jan-2021 01:01

Covid-19: France PM Castex announces tighter curfew
The curfew means everyone must be home by 18:00 unless they are returning from school or work. | 15-Jan-2021 00:04

Covid-19: Brazil hospitals 'run out of oxygen' for virus patients
Reports from Manaus say medical staff are begging for help in a critical situation due to Covid-19. | 14-Jan-2021 23:23

Trump impeachment: Republicans clash as Senate trial looms
Mr Trump's supporters demand party chairwoman Liz Cheney quits after her vote against the president. | 14-Jan-2021 22:16

Colour blind man: 'There's no way you see all this'
For his birthday, McKinley Erves received glasses that allow him see colours more vibrantly. | 14-Jan-2021 20:36

Siegfried Fischbacher: Member of magic duo Siegfried and Roy dies aged 81
Illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher and partner Roy Horn were an institution in Las Vegas and beyond. | 14-Jan-2021 18:58

US blacklisting of Houthis 'could tip Yemen into huge famine'
The UN's aid chief urges the US to reverse a plan to designate the Houthis as a terrorist group. | 14-Jan-2021 18:44

Electric eel: An Amazon predator that 'zaps' prey
Researchers working in the Amazon filmed eels gathering in packs to herd prey, then stunning them with a synchronised electric shock. | 14-Jan-2021 18:38

Animal home raid accused 'was hunting for his cat'
Tony Wittman, 44, entered the Melbourne animal shelter demanding to know where the cats were kept. | 14-Jan-2021 18:20

The Blue Lotus: Rare Tintin painting sells for record €3.2m
The record-breaking illustration was originally intended as the cover of the fifth Tintin book. | 14-Jan-2021 18:01

Electric eels work together to zap prey
The electric predators work in groups to herd and "zap" their prey in unison, scientists shocked to discover. | 14-Jan-2021 17:03

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