A huge manhunt near Paris will intensify at dawn for two suspected gunmen in Wednesday's deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine.
"Pings" have been detected in the Java Sea which could have come from the black box of AirAsia flight QZ8501, officials say.
The son of Chinese film star Jackie Chan, Jaycee, is jailed for six months in China on a charge of "sheltering others to use drugs".
Reuters photographer Dimitar Dilkoff on how he captured a picture of celebrations to mark Epiphany in Bulgaria.
China's consumer inflation rate rises 1.5% in December from a year earlier, below the government's target of 3.5%, and sticking at a near five-year low.
Australian actor Rod Taylor, who starred in The Time Machine and Alfred Hitchcock's thriller The Birds, dies aged 84, US reports say.
Why Venezuelans are posting pictures of bare supermarkets
How heavy metal rockers are uprooting South Dakota cattle culture
What happens when believers marry atheists?
How did Serena Williams wake herself up?
Why we should celebrate the disabled greats
Creating a snake anti-venom for sub-Saharan Africa
Sri Lanka's long-time leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has conceded defeat to Maithripala Sirisena in the president election, his office says.
When Somnath Mukherjee decided to set up home in Senegal he took a little bit of India with him, setting up a school in Indian language and dance.
A boat carrying more than 100 people sinks on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast killing a British, an American and a Canadian tourist.
Impeachment hearings are set to begin against former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra, who was removed from office shortly before a coup.
How do you deal with your partner's faith in God if you don't have it? "Tauseef" is an atheist ex-Muslim married to a practising Muslim.
Who are the smugglers packing migrants on cargo vessels?
One man's lifelong devotion to life after death
Bafta is due to announce its nominations for this year's film awards, with British stars expected to dominate the shortlists.