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Gambia crisis: Senegal sends in troops to back elected leader

19 Jan 2017 - Troops cross the border as Adama Barrow is sworn in to replace Yahya Jammeh, who refuses to resign.

Rigopiano hotel avalanche: Italian rescuers find no sign of life

19 Jan 2017 - Fears grow for some 30 people buried under snow and debris at a hotel, with two deaths confirmed.

Footage shows rescuers inside Italy avalanche hotel

19 Jan 2017 - Rescuers battled overnight to reach the Rigopiano hotel, with the first of them arriving on skis.

No Kanye at 'typically American' ceremony

19 Jan 2017 - Kanye West won't appear at Donald Trump's "traditionally American" inauguration, the organiser says.

Drug lord Guzman extradited to US

19 Jan 2017 - Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman could face the death penalty if convicted of drug offences in the US.

May: Inequality fuels politics of division

19 Jan 2017 - The prime minister says mainstream politicians must tackle a backlash against globalisation.

Petrobras: Brazil judge Teori Zavascki dies in plane crash

19 Jan 2017 - Supreme Court judge Teori Zavascki was in charge of investigating corruption at state oil giant Petrobras.

Belgium sentences fake-ID gang used by Brussels and Paris attackers

19 Jan 2017 - They were convicted of forging identity documents used by suspects in the Paris and Brussels attacks.

Syria: Islamic State group 'kills 12' in Palmyra

19 Jan 2017 - Islamic State jihadists behead four people and shoot eight dead in the ancient Syrian city, monitors say.

Martin McGuinness: Ex-deputy first minister will not stand in NI election

19 Jan 2017 - Former NI deputy first minister says ill health is a factor in his decision.

Tesla avoids recall after Autopilot crash death

19 Jan 2017 - Tesla will not be ordered to recall its semi-autonomous cars in the US, following a fatal crash in May 2016.

Sir Paul McCartney sues Sony over Beatles songs

19 Jan 2017 - Sir Paul McCartney takes legal action against Sony over who controls The Beatles' back catalogue.

Tehran fire: Twenty firemen killed as high-rise collapses

19 Jan 2017 - The firefighters were battling a blaze in a 17-storey building in Tehran when it fell to the ground.

Trump hints New York Jets owner Woody Johnson will be US envoy to UK

19 Jan 2017 - The scion of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical giant has known the president-elect for years.

Lambada singer Loalwa Braz found dead in Brazil

19 Jan 2017 - The body of Loalwa Braz, singer of 1980s hit Lambada, has been found in a burnt-out car in Brazil.

Italy avalanche aerials show stranded rescuers

19 Jan 2017 - Aerial footage reveals the wall of snow blocking rescuers from reaching a hotel engulfed by an avalanche in central Italy.

Tehran high-rise collapses after being engulfed by fire

19 Jan 2017 - A landmark high-rise building in the Iranian capital, Tehran, collapses after being engulfed by fire.

Trump prods reluctant Melania to speak

19 Jan 2017 - Donald Trump persuaded wife Melania to address a group of supporters at a lunch in Washington.

US frisbee team captures frozen lake crossing

19 Jan 2017 - A US youth frisbee team used a mobile phone to film a frisbee crossing a frozen lake in the wind. Here's what happened.

Putin spokesman denies US election hack

19 Jan 2017 - President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman denies any Russian government involvement in hacking to influence the 2017 US election result.

Kidnapped girl Lexis Manigo defends abductor 'mother'

19 Jan 2017 - A girl, who was kidnapped as a baby 18 years ago, has defended the woman who took her from a Florida hospital.

World news in one minute

19 Jan 2017 - Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

Meet the BBC's 'Orangu-cam'

19 Jan 2017 - The Breakfast team have been monkeying around with one of the stars of new series 'Spy in the Wild'.

LGBT dance party staged outside incoming US vice-president Mike Pence's house

19 Jan 2017 - Activists unhappy about Mike Pence becoming US vice-president danced to Beyonce and Whitney Houston outside his house.

Going boldly? Star Trek star's new role

19 Jan 2017 - From Captain Picard to poo - the surprising new role for Sir Patrick Stewart.

Viewpoint: Obama got balance right with Manning

19 Jan 2017 - Former US Assistant Secretary of State PJ Crowley says Barack Obama was right to cut Chelsea Manning's sentence.

Ben Wright: Teetotal Trump and the drinking presidents

19 Jan 2017 - What the chief executive's relationship with alcohol reveals about the occupants of the White House.

Gambia political crisis: What happens next?

19 Jan 2017 - The Gambia is in crisis, with Senegalese troops having entered the country in support of Adama Barrow after long-time leader Yahya Jammeh refused to cede power.

Virus lottery: What could be next epidemic?

18 Jan 2017 - Scientists have shortlisted three little-known diseases that they think could become the next global health emergency.

Sophie the Giraffe: How safe is it?

18 Jan 2017 - After mould is reportedly found in the popular children's toy - should parents be worried?

How often do planes fall on houses?

18 Jan 2017 - Plane crashes in residential areas are extremely rare, largely because of the skill of pilots in a crisis.

Is free trade good or bad?

18 Jan 2017 - Free trade has been a dominant part of the post-WW2 global economy, but it is now being challenged.

In pictures: Prize pigeons

18 Jan 2017 - Photographs from inside a Turkish pigeon auction in Sanliurfa.

Week in pictures: 7-13 January 2017

16 Jan 2017 - A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Africa's top shots: 7-13 January 2017

13 Jan 2017 - A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Keeping the slopes open

12 Jan 2017 - Photographer John Vink captures the work behind the scenes keeping the ski slopes open at Saint Sorlin d'Arves in France.

India v England: Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni seal series in Cuttack

19 Jan 2017 - Brilliant centuries from Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni give India a series-clinching 15-run win over England in a thrilling second ODI.

Jan Vertonghen: Tottenham defender expected to be out for six weeks

19 Jan 2017 - Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is expected to be out for six weeks with an ankle ligament injury.

Senegal 2-0 Zimbabwe

19 Jan 2017 - Liverpool's Sadio Mane scores as Senegal beat Zimbabwe to become the first team to reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

Alkaline swindle

19 Jan 2017 - Naima Houder-Mohammed believed Robert O Young, the father of the alkaline diet, could cure her. It didn't turn out as she hoped.

Lords of the ruins

19 Jan 2017 - Photographs taken by BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen as he takes a journey through eastern Aleppo's largely deserted streets.

Pious vs secular

19 Jan 2017 - An attack on a Turkish nightclub revives a debate over whether the country's secular side is under threat.

When sparks fly

19 Jan 2017 - Korean Air is believed to be the only major airline that routinely carries electric stun guns on its planes.

Final destination

19 Jan 2017 - The BBC's Jonathan Head looks into why Thailand's roads are among the most lethal in the world.

The CIA files

18 Jan 2017 - Intelligence briefings, flying saucer sightings and psychic tests are all part of the archive.

First round over

18 Jan 2017 - The BBC's Kevin Connolly gauges reaction in the European Parliament to the UK PM's Brexit pledges.

Cobra fang club

19 Jan 2017 - A growing number of snake farms are being set up in Kenya to attract paying visitors and breed snakes for export to Europe and North America.

The meat killer

19 Jan 2017 - The vegan aiming to make the perfect meatless burger to please even "the hardcore meat lover".

'I'm so excited'

19 Jan 2017 - People in the US describe their feelings about going to Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington DC

Incredible journey of Trump's mother

19 Jan 2017 - Donald Trump's mother Mary Anne MacLeod grew up on the Hebridean island of Lewis.

What time will Trump be president? A guide to the day

19 Jan 2017 - The world watches as Mr Trump is sworn in as the 45th US president on 20 January.

Pink hats and protest

19 Jan 2017 - Donald Trump has caused a shortage of pink yarn - continuing a history of knitters' activism.

Donald Trump presidency: How the world has already changed

19 Jan 2017 - The businessman's surprise win in the US election has already had a major impact on the world.

'Quit whining, liberals!'

18 Jan 2017 - The first of two animated opinion pieces for BBC Newsnight looking ahead to Donald Trump's presidency. Roger Kimball, art critic, social commentator and editor of The New Criterion, says the moral panic needs to stop.