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Trump names Lt Gen HR McMaster as national security adviser
Lt Gen HR McMaster replaces Gen Michael Flynn, who was fired after just three weeks.
HSBC shares down as annual profit falls 62%
One-off charges, including pulling out of Brazil, hit the global banking giant's annual results.
Governments 'must address corruption to defeat IS', says report
The militant group uses anger at corrupt officials to recruit new members, says a new report.
Melbourne plane crash: Five killed as aircraft hits shopping centre
Four US citizens and an Australian pilot died when their light aircraft came down on a shopping centre.
'Suicide bombers killed' after targeting Pakistan court
At least one lawyer is reportedly killed in the attack in Pakistan's north-west Charsadda district.
Singapore 'fire rainbow' cloud phenomenon lights up sky
The multi-coloured glow appeared in the late afternoon, to the delight of people in the city-state.
David Cassidy: Ex-Partridge Family idol says he has dementia
He forgot the words to classic songs and appeared physically unstable at concerts last weekend.
Kim Jong-nam: Security high at mortuary as family expected
There is growing speculation the dead North Korean's family could be seeking to reclaim his body.
Mosul offensive: Iraqi army battles for outskirts of IS city
The second day of an assault on the IS stronghold saw heavy artillery fire at a key village.
Alt-right editor challenges journalists to visit Sweden
Infowars editor Paul Joseph Watson donates $2,000 to a US journalist to travel to Sweden.
Russia's UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin dies at work
Vitaly Churkin dies at work in New York, Russia says, a day before his 65th birthday.
Syria crisis: Footage shows girl 'Aya' rescue
Footage released by Syria Civil Defence shows a girl being pulled alive from rubble, apparently in Damascus amid reported air strikes.
Islamic State: Battle for Mosul by land and air
While so-called Islamic State rules the road, Iraqi forces control the skies in the battle for Mosul, as the BBC's Quentin Sommerville reports.
Light plane crashes into Melbourne shopping complex
A plane carrying five people has crashed into a Melbourne shopping complex, Australian authorities say.
Kim Jong-nam killing: Footage shows airport 'attack'
Footage from an airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is said to show the moments before Kim Jong-nam died.
Angelina Jolie exclusive: Cooking bugs in Cambodia
Angelina Jolie and her family try some of Cambodia's delicacies.
Extreme race on frozen lake not for faint-hearted
An endurance skating and cycling race has been held on Lake Baikal in the Irkutsk region of Russia.
@Sweden v Trump: 'Nothing happened'
Librarian Emma Johansen was running Sweden's official Twitter account when the president mentioned a security incident.
'Spiderman' art thief Vjeran Tomic jailed in Paris
Vjeran Tomic took five paintings - including a Matisse and Picasso - from a Paris museum in 2010.
Man marks his ex-girlfriend's apology letter and sends it back to her
A college student in Florida grades an apology letter sent to him by his ex-girlfriend and sends it back to her with a mark.
Japan police offer martial arts classes for tourists
Judo and kendo classes aim to build trust and improve officers' English.
Moldova art exhibit illustrates $1bn banking fraud
Huge piles of imitation banknotes represent the biggest known bank fraud in Moldova's history.
Belarus sports writer eats own paper after losing bet
Belarusian journalist literally eats his own words after Dinamo Minsk make it to ice hockey league play-offs.
Thaw on pause
The new Trump presidency could have profound implications for US relations with Iran, says the BBC's Kambiz Fattahi.
Alt-right 'supervillain'
Internet "supervillain" Milo Yiannopoulos is dropped from a conference and has a book deal cancelled.
'Wanted for my body parts'
An albino hunted for her body parts tells the BBC she lives in fear after surviving a kidnap attempt in Malawi.
Call of duty
Sgt Conchita Lopez describes her life patrolling Mexico's southern border with Guatemala.
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Accessing the world
Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai is a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues.