US city Eugene will host the 2021 World Athletics Championships after the IAAF bypasses the normal bidding process.
South Africa is set to hold a huge protest march against xenophobia in the coastal city of Durban following a wave of attacks on foreigners.
Ross Hawkins looks ahead as the leaders of five of Westminster's opposition parties prepare for a live election debate later on Thursday.
Flags in Calais are flown at half-mast after a girl aged nine is found dead in woods, hours after being kidnapped.
Lebanese journalist Karma Khayat goes on trial for contempt at the UN-backed tribunal investigating the 2005 assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri.
Russia's President Putin is due to hold a live televised phone-in, with social welfare and housing high on the list of Russians' concerns.
Presenter James May condemns those who sent death threats to Sue Perkins over reports she was replacing Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear.
Manny Pacquiao insists the timing is right for him to fight Floyd Mayweather after five years of build-up.
The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be doubled if nothing is found in the current search zone, officials say.
The South Korean families still demanding answers
Aaron Cook can compete for Moldova after the British Olympic Association reluctantly agree to his request to switch nations.
Debenhams posts a 4.3% rise in pre-tax profit, bouncing back after a Christmas slump and beating analysts' expectations.
The judge who chaired the inquiry into a fire at Bradford City, which killed 56 people, says claims it was started deliberately are "nonsense".
A ban on the sale of alcohol in small shops comes into force in Indonesia, as two Islamic parties propose outlawing it altogether.
BBC News looks at the idea of "stranded assets", part of the debate on climate change and global energy policy.
Chelsea captain John Terry should still be playing for England, according to former national boss Fabio Capello.
Josh Widdicombe takes on Dennis Taylor's famous 1985 black-ball pot in front of Steve Davis - but can he make the shot?
A body is pulled from a pond at a north London park, after reports a teenager was seen in difficulty in the water.
James Tredwell has given the selectors a real headache, says Jonathan Agnew, but concerns persist at the top of the order.
A fire service says it has had to deal with 49 deliberate grass fires in just 12 hours.