On the day of footballer Emiliano Sala’s funeral, his childhood friend and a former coach pay tribute.
President Trump’s pick to be America’s new UN ambassador cites “family interests” for her decision.
A group of protesters in Paris directed insults and anti-Jewish taunts at a prominent philosopher.
‘How I Felt When I Saw That Girl’ is the first major Indian film to focus on a same-sex relationship.
The former US first lady’s younger sister, who married a prince and became a fashion icon, dies at 85.
NORTH Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un will arrive in Vietnam on February 25 ahead of a planned second summit with US President Donald Trump, it has emerged
THE US has taken aim at the EU over the Venezuela crisis, demanding Brussels follow other nations and topple President Nicolás Maduro by accepting his opposition as the leader of the crumbling South American country.
After 12 separatist leaders went on trial this week, 200,000 supporters march through Barcelona.
The aid is being stockpiled in Colombia at the request of self-declared interim leader Juan Guaidó.
CYCLONE Oma has been upgraded to a Category 3 storm, according to the Fiji Meteorological Service. But where will Cyclone Oma lash wild weather this weekend?
A group of 24 Canadian missionaries and another of nurses are among visitors stranded in Haiti by ongoing street protests sweeping through the Caribbean country.
Li Rui – once Mao’s confidante, later an outspoken critic of the ruling party – has died aged 101.
Mourners lined the route and clapped as the coffin of Emiliano Sala was carried in his hometown of Progreso, Argentina.
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Reaction at an international security conference reveals how leaders might not be on the same page.
Political parties vent anger at the election commission after voting is postponed at the 11th hour.
Thousands attend funerals across India for security force personnel killed in an attack on Thursday.
US President Donald Trump had said on Friday the defeat of IS would come “over the next 24 hours”.
THOUSANDS of people have gathered to pay their respect to Emiliano Sala at a wake in the sports hall of his boyhood football club San Martin in Argentina.
The move reverses an earlier decision to give four awards during TV commercial breaks.
UP to 20 students in Russia are buried beneath tonnes of rubble after a university floor in St Petersburg collapsed, causing 60 people to be evacuated.
The Swiss was an accomplished actor whose portrayal of Hitler spawned thousands of parodies online.
THE Italian government has continued its row with Brussels – calling the EU out for its “hypocrisy” – after deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini boasted that the EU faces a change after the European elections in May.
Theodore McCarrick is the most senior Catholic figure to be removed from the priesthood in modern times.
BRITISH tourists are being warned to be on alert about visiting top holiday destination Dominican Republic this half term after a spate of robberies and sexual attacks.
Hope had faded for dozens trapped underground after a dam burst nearby.
TITANIC II, an almost identical replica of the RMS Titanic which sunk on April 12, 1912, is under construction in China and is set to cost £125 million.
It had been a long election campaign, fiercely contested and marked by flashes of violence, but Nigerians were finally looking forward to casting their votes in what is the largest democratic exercise in Africa.
A judge has told officials to stop feeding hunger striking migrants in El Paso through nasal tubes.
Léa Lejeune was harassed by a group known as Ligue du LOL in a scandal that has shaken French media.
LEADING Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has taken aim at the eurozone’s growth record, claiming that the European project proves “the more Europe, the worse you do” – amid mounting fears over economic collapse in the EU.
Brakes on the Vande Bharat Express jammed, a day after the train was inaugurated.
French authorities have filed preliminary charges of complicity in crimes against humanity against a Syrian suspected of involvement in a bloody secret police crackdown on opposition activists.
Eight artisanal miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe have been rescued, though some of their co-workers are still missing and feared dead.
Iran’s foreign minister says sabotage by the U.S. is a possible reason for Tehran’s failed attempts to launch two satellites in recent months.
Nigerians have awakened to find the presidential election delayed a week from Saturday until Feb. 23 because of what the electoral commission has called unspecified “challenges.”
The head of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has threatened to retaliate against neighboring Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates over a suicide car bombing this week that killed 27 members of the elite organization.
Evelyn Hernández, who says she was raped and did not know she was pregnant, faces a re-trial.
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US special counsel says Paul Manafort should be jailed for 19-24 years after breaching a plea deal.
The country’s electoral commission announces the move just hours before voting is due to begin.
How did Africa’s most-industrialised country end up running out of electricity?
A half-British actor is the toast of Paris with his comedy Edmond – a new take on big-nosed Cyrano.
Imran Khan needs Saudi money to stave off an economic bail-out – but this is not a one-way relationship.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Kenyan friends Julie Asuju and Wangui Njee talk about their experiences of living with Vitiligo.
Thirty years after Soviet troops pulled out of Afghanistan, the BBC went to meet the mother of a soldier killed in the disastrous war.
A service for the Cardiff City player, who died in a plane crash last month, will be held in Argentina.
The gunman was also killed and five police officers were struck by gunfire, a police spokesman says.
Haitian President Jovenel Moise has rejected calls for his resignation and promised unspecified economic measures after more than a week of deadly anti-government protests.
Scientists have called for a ban on the development of weapons controlled by AI.
Amazon’s plans for a campus in Long Island City bitterly divided a community grappling with rapid change.
Travis Kauffman was hiking in Colorado when he came toe-to-toe with a young mountain lion.
US police detain two Nigerian men, one of whom worked on Jussie Smollett’s TV show Empire.
Canada police rebuke people who complained of intrusive alerts which led to the girl’s father’s arrest.
A Canadian antique dealer stumbled on an unlikely treasure in a bunch of old papers she bought for a dollar — a letter written by a World War I soldier almost 102 years ago.
Police find the bodes of 66 people, including 22 children and 12 women, killed in villages.
The minority Socialist-led government lost the support of Catalan MPs over the budget.
Colin Kaepernick and former team-mate Eric Reid reach settlements with the NFL over ‘collusion’ cases against team owners.
The US president confirms he will use emergency powers to build a wall on Mexico’s border.
Two men carrying at least 24 severed rhino horns have been arrested at Hong Kong airport’s customs.
The US general leading the fight against the Islamic State group has warned against withdrawing troops.
Canadian police are investigating who took 30,000 of litres of iceberg water from the distiller.
Suva residents question moves to allow a diplomatic mission to be built in a botanical gardens.
India said there was “incontrovertible evidence” that Pakistan had a “direct hand” in a bomb attack on a convoy that killed 37 paramilitary soldiers in Indian-administered Kashmir.
A scientist who gave details of the Salisbury nerve agent is branded a “paedophile” in Russia.
In 1991, Kim Sin-yeol and her husband made the unusual decision to move to a lonely outcrop of islands at the heart of a long-standing territorial dispute between Japan and South Korea.
In a BBC interview, President Ashraf Ghani says his government is in contact with the Taliban.
The Vatican’s envoy to France, Archbishop Luigi Ventura, is under investigation for sexual assault, a French judicial source told CNN Friday.
A minister vows to cut Pakistan off from the world as India mourns 46 troops killed in Kashmir.
Archbishop Luigi Ventura, ambassador to France, is alleged to have molested a junior official.
As denials go, it was extraordinary and more than a little surreal.
India’s government is talking tough after a car bombing killed 46 Indian troops. How far could tensions escalate?
Sam Bird says he’s still pinching himself ahead of this weekend’s Mexico City E-Prix after his stunning start to the Formula E season propelled him to the top of the drivers’ standings.
“You never know [how good he could have been],” says a visibly emotional Danny Blind, Ajax’s former manager and the head of its academy, as he remembers the impact Abdelhak Nouri had at the Dutch club.
US citizens Ana Suda and Martha Hernandez were detained in Montana last May for speaking Spanish.
A bald eagle had to be rescued after a 20cm ice ball grew on its tail.
A gunman has been sentenced to death for the murder of Muslim lawyer Ko Ni in Myanmar.
Buildings have collapsed and roads have been left impassable after mudslides and flooding.
One woman lost five members of her family, including her husband, after the illegal alcohol was served at a mourning event.
FURIOUS Russian officials have attacked the US, branding proposed new sanctions against the country as “insane” and “reckless”.
CYCLONE Oma, a category two tropical storm, is strengthening on the approach towards north-west New Caledonia.
IN A move which risks infuriating Russia, NATO is looking to increase support for Ukraine, currently in conflict with Russian-backed separatists, and will hold naval exercises in the Black Sea.
IVANKA Trump may be forced to testify in the Robert Mueller investigation into alleged Russian collusion during US President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign.
US President Donald Trump’s proposed national emergency declaration will almost certainly be blocked by the courts, according to the Justice Department.
A teacher and a pupil at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gave people a focal point for their grief and curiosity.
Why asteroids and volcanoes aren’t the greatest problems facing life on Earth.
A selection of photographs from around the African continent this week.
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In the wake of the #MeToo movement, apps are helping victims gather and share evidence.
The president is a few pounds heavier and taking a higher dose of cholesterol medicine, his doctor says.
Allegations of political interference have turned into a major headache for the Canadian PM.
At least 40 people were killed Thursday afternoon when a bomb exploded near a convoy of Indian paramilitary personnel in Indian-controlled Kashmir, according to Kashmir police.
He will declare a national emergency to fund his major campaign promise of a US-Mexico border wall.
Chile will join Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay in making a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
People are trying to recreate comedy roasts online and getting it horribly wrong. What are the rules?
Rudolph ‘Blaze’ Ingram has his sights set on smashing Usain Bolt’s 100m world record.
What do you know about Africa’s most-populous nation and largest economy?
Unable to play as often as he’d like, the president has installed a simulator in his private quarters.
British Prime Minister Theresa May was dealt another humiliating blow Thursday as lawmakers voted against the latest incarnation of her Brexit plan.