In power for 22 years, President Yahya Jammeh now hands the reins to property developer Adama Barrow.
Donald Trump's lawyers and supporters try to block vote recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
World champion Nico Rosberg announces he has retired from Formula 1 just five days after winning the title for the first time.
Europol warns IS militants will step up attacks on European targets as they face Middle East defeat.
A footballer who survived a plane crash in Colombia may be able to play again, his father says.
Nobel laureates call for action to save ancient sites as a heritage summit opens in Abu Dhabi.
German police say they believe a gate stolen from the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau has been found.
An Ohio college employee provokes uproar after expressing sympathy for a campus rampage attacker.
Donald Trump names Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Gen James 'Mad Dog' Mattis as defence secretary.
Mongolian rapper allegedly attacked for wearing a 'traditional' swastika symbol on stage.
Rival militias battle each other in Libya's capital Tripoli in the heaviest fighting for two years.
Pop group Duran Duran express shock and anger after losing a court battle to reclaim US rights to some of their most famous songs.
What's at stake in Sunday's Italian referendum? James Reynolds hopped on a scooter to find out.
Caleb Mutombo was born severely disabled and weighs less than 40kg but is a successful bodybuilder in South Africa.
A huge alligator snapping turtle got stuck in a blocked drain pipe in Houston, Texas.
Hunter Mitchell raised thousands of dollars to save Osita the rhino.
Aliza, a student at Mueller Park Junior School in Utah, describes how a gun-wielding classmate was disarmed by his parents.
Donald Trump has embarked on a 'thank you tour' of the United States.
Opposition supporters give their reaction to news that Yahya Jammeh, The Gambia's president of 22 years, has been defeated in elections by property developer, Adama Barrow.
A beaver's been caught rifling through Christmas decorations at a dollar store outside Washington DC in America.
A man in Tokyo has been arrested after 500 items of rubbish were sent to alleged bullies.
Internet project gives daily updates from major figures in a Facebook-style format.
Moviegoers are staying away amid mass demonstrations against country's president.
Group wants people to celebrate "traditional" Saint Nicholas instead.
In the slums of Lima, he's found a way to turn fog into water.
Turkish officials investigate if negligence was a factor in a fire that killed 12 people in a dorm.
Could Park Geun-hye become the first South Korean president to be removed from office?
Thousands of people are spreading a false rumour about a Washington pizza restaurant and a child sex ring. But why?
Francois Hollande's decision not to stand again comes as a huge relief to France's Socialist Party.
A year on from the devastating Chennai floods, we hear from the volunteers who kept the city afloat.
The largest ever all-female mission to Antarctica sets sail, to promote more women to the top of science.
As winter approaches, the struggle Native American protesters face is growing harder by the day.
The BBC travels to Nepal to ask if life as a 'living goddess' demeans or empowers girls.
The BBC 100 Women team have hosted a hackathon with Facebook UK to give female developers the chance to create a unique social media product.
Nelson Mandela's granddaughter speaks about how she has turned her life around and wishes her grandfather could see her now.
BBC 100 Women is doing an interactive project with global audiences on the issue of street harassment around the world. Find out how you can get involved.
Women's sexuality is a little-studied area of science and new research is revealing that much of what we thought we knew was wrong.
Watch the Fawlty Towers scene which created waiter Manuel's most famous line. Andrew Sachs, the actor who played him, has died at the age of 86.
John Cleese explains to Radio 4's Today the deep rapport he had with co-star Andrew Sachs
Earlier in the year the BBC brought you a story about the Isle of Muck having trouble finding a new teacher. A woman saw that report, and liked the look of island life.
Dean Radford claims he was abused as a young player by a former employee of Southampton Football Club. Emma Vardy spoke to him.
An 18-year-old who has lived in the UK since she was four says she's been denied a chance to attend university.
Police say 55 clubs are now involved in the inquiry into child abuse in football.
Researchers from Newcastle University say it is easy to guess credit card details
The daughter of a retired teacher who died after being exposed to asbestos at school, is warning parents of the risk to their children.
The Liberal Democrats have caused a major upset in the Richmond Park by-election, overturning a 23,015 majority to oust ex-Tory MP Zac Goldsmith.
Hundreds of millions of cigarettes made in Eastern Europe are being smuggled into the UK - watch tobacco dogs uncover traders' hiding places.
Prince Harry and Rihanna have taken HIV tests together in Barbados to raise awareness on World Aids Day.
Tom Hayes discusses how there is still a stigma on HIV-infected people
A former Newcastle United footballer has become the latest to say he was abused by coach George Ormond.
A Carmarthen taxi driver has his licence suspended for refusing to take a woman with multiple sclerosis on a short fare.
SNP MP Mhairi Black criticises the decision to pay for the refurbishment of Buckingham Palace when the state pension age has been raised for some women.
A Sitka Spruce tree from a Northumberland forest is put up in front of the Houses of Parliament.
The chief inspector of schools in England says the failure to improve schools in the north and East Midlands feeds into a sense that people are not being treated fairly.
Brexit books, Donald Trump cap and toilet paper and Corbyn songs for Christmas gifts?
The daughter of a fatal stroke victim who donated his organs describes how his final wishes helped the family cope with his death.