The BBC's Ian Pannell travelled to Libya's capital to discover a country now in the hands of militias.
Shetland's spectacular annual Up Helly Aa fire festival, which celebrates its Viking heritage, is celebrated with the burning of a replica longship.
Mexico's attorney general insists that 43 students who disappeared four months ago were killed and their bodies burnt and disposed of.
Charting snow depth in the US - using six dogs
Golfer Robert Allenby says police are continuing to investigate his claim that he was kidnapped, robbed and beaten in Hawaii.
Chelsea reach the 2015 Capital One Cup final after Branislav Ivanovic's header earns a 2-1 aggregate win over Liverpool.
The world's largest museum and research institution could be heading for London as part of a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Apple reports first quarter earnings of $18bn and record iPhone sales of 74.5 million, beating investor expectations.
A judge in the southern Spanish city of Granada charges 10 Roman Catholic priests and two Catholic lay workers with child sex abuse.
City Link employees will receive overtime payments, according to Jon Moulton, the founder of the company which owns the collapsed parcel delivery firm.
Yahoo has announced a plan to spin-off its 15% stake in China's Alibaba Group and hand the business to its shareholders.
Helen Macdonald wins the Costa Book Awards Book of the Year 2014 for her book H is for Hawk.
Lib Dem MP Tessa Munt resigns as a parliamentary aide to Business Secretary Vince Cable after voting against the government on fracking,
Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong has been harshly treated, according to former world cycling chief Pat McQuaid.
The winner of the Costa Book Award 2014 is announced at a ceremony in London.
Andre Ayew scores late on to take Ghana into the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals while South Africa go out.
Kevin P Gallagher argues that Latin American countries have done well by China, but need to consolidate the gains and mitigate the new risks that come with engaging with the world's most dynamic economy.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 is recorded in Hampshire, the British Geological Survey confirms.
Some of those who survived Auschwitz have gathered there for a commemoration 70 years after the camp was liberated by Soviet troops.
The desperate patients in India turning to illegal blood donors