Yahya Jammeh given until noon on Friday to cede power to Adama Barrow as Senegalese troops stand by.
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is flown to New York charged with money laundering and drug trafficking.
President-elect tells cheering supporters at the Lincoln Memorial: "You're not forgotten anymore."
Rescuers refuse to abandon hope as they search for up to 35 people buried under rubble and snow.
A US youth frisbee team used a mobile phone to film a frisbee crossing a frozen lake in the wind. Here's what happened.
A quarter of men "could be spared invasive prostate biopsies" if gland was scanned first.
One person is dead and several people are being treated after a car hit pedestrians, police say.
Supreme Court judge Teori Zavascki was in charge of investigating corruption at state oil giant Petrobras.
A man is taken by a 3.3m (11ft) crocodile after ignoring signs at a "notorious" crossing, police say.
The scion of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical giant has known the president-elect for years.
A British journalist and an Australian bar owner are accused of possessing hashish in Indonesia.
The crack in Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf that looks set to spawn a giant iceberg has spread a further 10km.
They were convicted of forging identity documents used by suspects in the Paris and Brussels attacks.
Aerial footage reveals the wall of snow blocking rescuers from reaching a hotel engulfed by an avalanche in central Italy.
Donald Trump persuaded wife Melania to address a group of supporters at a lunch in Washington.
A landmark high-rise building in the Iranian capital, Tehran, collapses after being engulfed by fire.
President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman denies any Russian government involvement in hacking to influence the 2017 US election result.
The BBC’s Tom Burridge takes a dip in Kiev's Dnipro frozen river to celebrate Epiphany.
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A girl, who was kidnapped as a baby 18 years ago, has defended the woman who took her from a Florida hospital.
The Breakfast team have been monkeying around with one of the stars of new series 'Spy in the Wild'.
Activists unhappy about Mike Pence becoming US vice-president danced to Beyonce and Whitney Houston outside his house.
From Captain Picard to poo - the surprising new role for Sir Patrick Stewart.
Might the search for missing airliner MH370 resume, and if so who would pay for it?
Former US Assistant Secretary of State PJ Crowley says Barack Obama was right to cut Chelsea Manning's sentence.
What the chief executive's relationship with alcohol reveals about the occupants of the White House.
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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.
Scientists have shortlisted three little-known diseases that they think could become the next global health emergency.
After mould is reportedly found in the popular children's toy - should parents be worried?
Plane crashes in residential areas are extremely rare, largely because of the skill of pilots in a crisis.
Free trade has been a dominant part of the post-WW2 global economy, but it is now being challenged.
Photographs from inside a Turkish pigeon auction in Sanliurfa.
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Photographer John Vink captures the work behind the scenes keeping the ski slopes open at Saint Sorlin d'Arves in France.
Brilliant centuries from Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni give India a series-clinching 15-run win over England in a thrilling second ODI.
Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is expected to be out for six weeks with an ankle ligament injury.
Liverpool's Sadio Mane scores as Senegal beat Zimbabwe to become the first team to reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.
Naima Houder-Mohammed believed Robert O Young, the father of the alkaline diet, could cure her. It didn't turn out as she hoped.
Photographs taken by BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen as he takes a journey through eastern Aleppo's largely deserted streets.
In India, where crimes against women are rampant, a female activist speaks up for harassed men.
The man whose Google Earth hunt inspired a Hollywood film says his life has changed once more.
Lebanon's capital Beirut has had a troubled past, but it's now becoming the Middle East's tech hub.
A transgender woman who offered people the chance to ask "invasive questions" on an internet forum has been overwhelmed by the response.
An eyewitness relieves the horror of an erroneous bombing by Nigeria's military of a camp for displaced people.
Many of the bosses at the World Economic Forum in Davos are not just obsessed by corporate success, but also physical fitness.
An attack on a Turkish nightclub revives a debate over whether the country's secular side is under threat.
Korean Air is believed to be the only major airline that routinely carries electric stun guns on its planes.
The BBC's Jonathan Head looks into why Thailand's roads are among the most lethal in the world.
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The BBC's Kevin Connolly gauges reaction in the European Parliament to the UK PM's Brexit pledges.
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 vegan aiming to make the perfect meatless burger to please even "the hardcore meat lover".
The only black college marching band to play at the Trump inauguration reaches Washington, braving an intense backlash.
During the election, the BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan spoke to many Trump supporters on the campaign trail. Now she asks what their hopes are for the new administration.
Villa de Reyes' dreams of a better future have been dashed by the incoming US president.
More than 50 House Democrats are boycotting Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony amid a feud between the president-elect and civil rights activist John Lewis.
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The world watches as Mr Trump is sworn in as the 45th US president on 20 January.