At least 10 people are killed and more than 100 injured as two passenger trains collide in the German state of Bavaria.
North Korea could soon have enough plutonium for a nuclear weapon after restarting one of its reactors, a US spy chief says.
Tennis star Andy Murray's wife Kim Sears has given birth to a girl.
Up to 300,000 people could be cut off from food supplies if Syrian government forces encircle rebel-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo, the UN says.
People in New Hampshire begin voting for Democrats and Republicans seeking their party nomination in the first primary of the US presidential race.
The chief executive of Google, Sundar Pichai, has been awarded $199m (£138m) in shares, a regulatory filing reveals.
Police have clashed with protesters in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong during an operation to shut down illegal food stalls.
South Africa's president makes a U-turn in court over his refusal to repay millions of dollars in public funds used to upgrade his rural home.
Bulldozers tear down dozens of convenience stalls and kiosks in Moscow as part of a drive to clean up the city - but some residents are outraged.
A gambler is stoned to death by fellow players at a casino in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, after killing two of its employees in a row over a $300 (£210) loss, police say.
A man dies after being found on fire outside Kensington Palace in London, police say.
A man in Florida is facing charges of aggravated assault after allegedly throwing an alligator into a fast-food restaurant.
The elderly couple who will not leave the town of Peski on Ukraine's frontline despite shelling damaging their house.
As Barack Obama requests $1.8bn to fight Zika, some communities in El Salvador think they hold the key to stopping the spread of the virus.
At India's "dead" car auctions, you can buy a car for a fraction of its market price. But there's a catch - the cars have all been damaged by flooding.
The BBC's Jonah Fisher reports from the Kokang special region in north-eastern Myanmar, a year on from the scene of heavy fighting.
At 93, Danish pensioner 'Svend Stensgaard' is the world's oldest licensed powerlifter,
The Silent Partner claims to have come up with a solution for those sleeping with someone who snores.
Monday 8 February 2016 marks the start of the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese calendar.
Behind the scenes of an air strike, aboard the French aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle, in the Gulf.
Search teams in Taiwan have rescued a man and a woman from a collapsed apartment block more than two days after it was brought down by an earthquake.
The EU renegotiation may be centre stage in the UK, but the rest of Europe has other pressing concerns, says Mark Mardell.
Hillary Clinton has a problem with women and especially younger women.
There is a tangled web of ownership and management of services on the German railway line where two trains have crashed, killing nine people.
Hundreds of people clashed with police in Hong Kong's Mong Kok district on Monday night, as officials tried to shut down a night food market.
The United Arab Emirates announces the creation of ministers of state for happiness and tolerance, as part of a major government shake-up.
A recent rise in oil prices is a "false dawn" and the oversupply of crude is set to worsen, according the International Energy Agency.
Shares in Deutsche Bank continue to fall on Tuesday despite assurances from the bank that its balance sheet is rock solid.
Facebook has been given three months to stop tracking non-members of its social network without their consent in France.
US authorities acknowledge a data breach affecting the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security - but downplay its severity.
American Pie singer Don McLean pleads not guilty to a domestic violence charge and will not appear in court later this month.
Sylvester Stallone says he thought about boycotting the Oscars ceremony because of this year's diversity row.
Biologists discover how bacteria sense light and move towards it: the entire single-cell organism focuses light like a tiny eyeball.
One of Europe's most important wetland areas is under threat say environmentalists as Spain and Catalonia argue about the future of the Ebro river.
Exposure to short flashes of light at night could help travellers adjust to new time zones and avoid jet lag, according to scientists.
Mutant sperm-factories spread in men's testicles as they age to increase the risk of children with genetic diseases, researchers have shown.
Former Ireland and Lions captain Paul O'Connell is forced to retire from rugby with immediate effect on medical advice.
Valencia boss Gary Neville says his team must beat Espanyol on Saturday to stop an alarming slide down the league table.
A secret visit to Bletchley Park sparked an alliance between UK and US intelligence agencies which continues today.
Sophie Tucker, who died 50 years ago, became a household name with her songs and skits on sex, ageing and being overweight.
ICC Judge apologises after microphones left on at the landmark trial of the ex-president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo.
Somali intelligence officials release a video showing a passenger being given a laptop they say concealed a bomb that blew a hole into a passenger plane.
A court in Indonesia sentences seven men to between three and five years in jail for supporting the Islamic State (IS) group.
An Indian soldier who was buried in an avalanche that struck the Siachen glacier six days ago has been found alive, officials say.
A Bosnian Serb general, described as commander Ratko Mladic's right-hand man during the Bosnia war, dies in custody in The Hague.
Russia holds military exercises involving 8,500 troops, with dozens of ships and aircraft, in a southern region near rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
About 60 Central American migrants held captive by a gang in the Mexican city of Reynosa escape after a gas explosion.
Colombia's constitutional court bans mining in the country's moorlands, which environmentalists say are key to the nation's water supplies.
Several people have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a police officers' club in the Syrian capital, Damascus, the interior ministry says.
The widow of a former senior Islamic State group leader is charged over the death of US hostage Kayla Mueller, the US justice department says.
Gwyneth Paltrow tells a Los Angeles court she feared for her family's safety after receiving multiple letters from a man accused of stalking her.
Canadian authorities identify the teenage twin brothers who were killed over the weekend in a toboggan accident in Calgary.
Housing charity Shelter wants to find former residents
Syrian refugees trapped on the Turkish border at Kilis
Can technology help build a perfect country?
Are Trump and his rivals a big joke, asks PJ O'Rourke
History, food, identity or perhaps bureaucracy?
Why expats are handing back their passports
Why do people spend hours lying in flotation tanks?
Caves reveal a desert's rainforest past
What one woman did with a kangaroo carcass
Will 2016 be a turning point for free speech in India?
Is it wrong to call evolution 'just a theory'?
How easy is it for authors to self-publish?