The US is trying to spare a Syrian jihadist group in case it is needed to unseat the country's president, the Russian foreign minister tells the BBC.
World leaders extol the life and legacy of former Israeli leader Shimon Peres, one of the country's founding fathers, at his state funeral in Jerusalem.
Italian police recover from the Naples mafia two important Van Gogh paintings stolen in a 2002 raid on an Amsterdam museum.
Jewish leaders react angrily after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte compares his anti-drug campaign to the Holocaust.
France is carrying out operations against so-called Islamic State in Iraq from the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, reports say.
After troubled Deutsche Bank's shares hit another record low, the chief executive sends an email to reassure staff that the bank's finances are strong.
A campaign urges Australian sports stars not to stand for the national anthem during this weekend's major finals as a protest against inequality.
German police closed a motorway at the Austrian border overnight after stopping a car carrying suspected bomb-making materials.
Indian villagers living close to the border with Pakistan are fleeing, one day after India said it launched strikes targeting militants in Kashmir.
Three Chinese fishermen die in a fire after South Korean coastguard officers boarded their boat and threw "flashbang" grenades into the wheel-house.
Thai health officials confirm two cases of microcephaly, a severe birth defect in babies linked to the Zika virus, the first in South East Asia.
Officials are awaiting confirmation of the Rosetta probe's collision into a 4km-wide ball of ice and dust.
A massive construction project has begun in Russia to build a 19km bridge to its newest region, Crimea, after it was annexed from Ukraine.
China has begun streaming court proceedings in many parts of the country in an apparent show of transparency.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shakes hands with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres.
New drone footage shows children playing football amid the ruins of rebel-held neighbourhood in Aleppo, Syria.
Raffaele Sollecito, who spent four years in prison for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher before his conviction was quashed, has told BBC Newsnight that he wants to rebuild his image.
Federal officials arrive in New Jersey to begin the investigation into how a commuter train crashed at Hoboken terminal.
The Rosetta probe, which has been beaming back spectacular pictures of a comet, is to end its journey by crash landing.
China's recent obsession with glass tourist attractions goes round the U-bend with the opening of see-through treetop toilets.
US Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson blames an 'Aleppo moment' for not remembering any foreign leaders.
Huge quantity of marijuana linked with controversial local drugs market.
Kingdom to introduce new rules in bid to address shocking accident rate.
Belarusian villagers aren't happy about tanks churning up the grass outside their apartments.
China has begun to live-stream court proceedings across much of the country, but does this really mean greater transparency?
Photos of street vendors from across Africa who it is though account for more than half of the continent's work force.
The Russian government has been giving away free land in the Far East of the country. The scheme has been rolling out - but not without its problems.
Grace Livingstone reports on how a row about proposed changes to a number of museums in Argentina highlights divisions about how the years of military rule should be remembered.
As Colombians decide whether to accept a ceasefire with the Farc, a look at the work of photographer Jesus Abad Colorado Lopez.
Photographer Subrata Biswas documents the fallout of India's dependence on coal to meet its energy requirements.
Science editor David Shukman goes on board the plane measuring the jet stream to find out how it affects our weather.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte attended a party with children of military families, as part of the royal visit to Canada.
To mark 50 years of Botswana's independence, Alexander McCall Smith writes an exclusive short story featuring his lady detectives.
Alice Thompson, 17, is in treatment for her mental health problems, which include anxiety and self-harm.
Next James Bond film is Daniel Craig's if he wants it, says executive producer
A new centre dedicated to the late Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney is to be opened in his home town of Bellaghy in Northern Ireland.
Police appealing for information after a teenage girl walking to school was abducted by two men and raped are asking people to check video footage for images of a silver car.
Sir Cliff Richard talks moving on with his life and reveals the single from his new album.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach has released a virtual preview of its new £16m rollercoaster which is set to open in 2018.
Italy's PM says it will be "impossible" for Brexit talks to provide a deal that gives British people more rights than those outside the EU.
Dashcam footage captured the moment a police car brought an out of control car to a stop against barriers on the M1.
A look at the high-minded ideals of the BBC's Third Programme, which made its debut radio broadcast on 29 September 1946.
A 17th Century Flemish masterpiece worth about £3m and discovered in Swansea Museum's storeroom goes on show on Thursday.