The BBC's Lyse Doucet speaks to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
Rights group Amnesty International criticises the world's wealthiest nations for taking in a "pitiful" number of Syria's most vulnerable refugees.
Seventeen migrants have died while attempting to cross the Mediterranean in a small inflatable boat, the Italian navy says.
The US economy added 321,000 jobs in November official figures show.
A woman is detained by police and streets cordoned off following an incident in the Clackmannanshire town of Alva.
Thousands share puzzlement at British quirks online
Giles Dilnot looks at what has been happening in the world of politics in the last seven days in a one-minute guide
The health watchdog has been forced to apologise to hundreds of GPs for giving them incorrect patient safety risk ratings based on bad data.
McLaren's delay over deciding on Jenson Button's future with the team is 'disgusting', says ex-driver Derek Warwick.
A rocket has launched from Florida carrying an unmanned version of the US space agency's new crew capsule - Orion.
The families of two transplant patients who were given kidneys infected with a rare parasitic worm speak to the BBC following inquests into their deaths.
First person in UK convicted of Syria-related terror offences jailed for four years by judge at Kingston Crown Court
UKIP's Nigel Farage says women should not breastfeed in an "ostentatious" way in public to avoid embarrassing others.
Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court in The Hague say they are withdrawing charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Three PCs and a PCSO are to face misconduct charges after the murder of a Bristol man by a neighbour who wrongly believed him to be a paedophile.
Local bus services in cities and towns across Northern Ireland could be cut drastically if draft budget proposals are agreed.
The current system of UK intelligence collection does not currently breach the European Convention of Human Rights, a panel of judges has ruled.
A technicality about whether iPods at the centre of Apple's anti-competition trial were valid could cause the decade-long case to collapse.
The UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said that women could, "perhaps sit in a corner" while breastfeeding in public.
A party with roots in the old communist East Germany is to govern a German state for the first time since 1989, but the reaction on the streets of Thuringia's capital Erfurt is very mixed, the BBC's Jenny Hill reports.