The US Congress returns on Tuesday with Republicans formally taken control of both chambers. Here's what to expect in the first months.
A man found dead in Kenya over the weekend was a key witness for Deputy President William Ruto at his trial in The Hague, his lawyer says.
Two years ago Amar Qadour was badly burned when a bomb was dropped on her family home in Syria.
The world is facing an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises that could break the international aid system, the BBC's Lyse Doucet reports.
A woman who started a petition against convicted rapist Ched Evans's proposed move to Oldham Athletic says the player "doesn't know what rape is".
Ten of the 48 clubs in League One and League Two publicly rule out signing convicted rapist Ched Evans.
Physical and emotional scars of injured Syrian girls begin to heal
The case of convicted rapist Ched Evans, and his attempt to get back into professional football, has raised many issues.
A Dutch journalist, Frederike Geerdink, is detained briefly by Turkish police over her alleged support for Kurdish rebels.
Bram Sperling, a member of the team planning to salvage the Hoegh Osaka grounded in the Solent on Saturday says there is some damage to the ship and experts are deciding what to do next.
A lorry driver accused of causing the death of an 88-year-old woman tells of his horror at realising he had driven over her.
World number two Rafael Nadal makes the worst possible start to the new season as he loses to Michael Berrer at the Qatar Open.
A cargo ship which is stranded in the Solent after it was deliberately run aground could be refloated on Wednesday, salvors say.
Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold will return to the British team for the third World Cup event of the season.
Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani lacks a cabinet after his first 100 days in office - but his style is markedly different from his predecessor, reports Daud Qarizadah.
Gianfranco Zola first game in management in Serie A ends with his Cagliari side being humbled 5-0 by Palermo.
A man who tweeted that he had knocked over a cyclist but could not stop because he was "late for work" has been sacked from his job at a stockbrokers.
A fire engine crashes into a building in London's Canary Wharf financial district, leaving three members of its crew injured.
The Iraq Inquiry may have completed its work quicker if it had had more resources to begin with, a minister suggests.
A female suicide bomber blows herself up in the Turkish city of Istanbul, injuring two police officers, reports say.