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Syria 'exterminating detainees' - report

The Syrian government has carried out a state policy of extermination against thousands of detainees, UN human rights investigators say.

US to help S Korea missile defence

The US will help South Korea deploy an advanced missile defence system as soon as possible, officials from the Pentagon have said.

Leopard mauls six in Indian school

A male leopard enters a school in the Indian city of Bangalore, injuring six people before being captured and released.

Man shot dead in Dublin 'reprisal'

A man has been shot dead in Dublin in what police believe could be a reprisal for a murder at a boxing match weigh-in on Friday.

Migrants die as boat sinks off Turkey

A migrant boat capsizes off Turkey, killing at least 27 people who were trying to reach the Greek island of Lesbos, Turkish media say.

Obama to request $1.8bn to fight Zika

The White House says it will ask US Congress for $1.8bn (£1.25bn) in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus, which is spreading through the Americas.

Storm leaves thousands without power

Thousands of homes are without power and travel is disrupted after Storm Imogen brought heavy rain and winds of up to 96mph to parts of Britain.

'No police role' in student's death

Egypt's interior minister rejects accusations that security forces were involved in the killing of an Italian student in Cairo.

India outpaces China in 2015 growth

India's economy grew at a rate of 7.5% in 2015, faster than the 6.9% reported in China, official figures show.

India blocks Zuckerberg's free net app

India's telecoms regulator blocks Facebook's limited free internet service as part of a ruling in favour of net neutrality.

Video 'shows Somalia plane bomber'

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.

Empire State Building hit by drone

A man charged with crashing a drone into the Empire State Building has apparently tweeted that a policeman had told him it was "fine" to fly there.

VIDEO: What to expect from Year of Monkey

Monday 8 February 2016 marks the start of the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese calendar.

VIDEO: Taiwan quake: The moment a survivor was found

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.

VIDEO: Behind the scenes of an air strike

Behind the scenes of an air strike, aboard the French aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle, in the Gulf.

VIDEO: Frozen 'car park' unexpectedly melts

A frozen lake being used as a car park at the annual Winter Fest event in Wisconsin, US, melts leaving vehicles submerged in the water.

VIDEO: Cartoon smartphone lessons for parents

One Chinese artist has found a novel way to help his parents get up to speed with apps and help them stay in touch.

VIDEO: London bus blown up for film stunt

A double-decker bus explodes on a central London bridge as part of a stunt for an upcoming movie.

VIDEO: Smartpatch aims to put snoring to bed

The Silent Partner claims to have come up with a solution for those sleeping with someone who snores.

VIDEO: Super Bowl 50: In numbers

Super Bowl 50, American football's showstopper takes place this weekend between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos. The BBC takes a look at the numbers.

VIDEO: Jo Malone on 'emotional' decisions

Perfumer Jo Malone offers the business advice she wishes she'd been given when she started out, as part of the BBC News series, CEO Secrets.

Hillary Clinton's problem with women

Hillary Clinton has a problem with women and especially younger women.

Turkey uses refugee crisis to up the ante

Turkey is caught between the humanitarian crisis in Syria and the refugee crisis in Europe - and using the situation as a bargaining chip, says Mark Lowen.

Should Twitter ignore its users?

If Twitter is to grow, it may need to disregard the complaints by its regular users about innovations.

Why did North Korea launch a rocket?

Defence analyst Bruce Bennett looks at the reasons why North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may have decided to launch a long-range rocket in defiance of warnings.

Florida's $520m lottery win unclaimed

Giant jackpot won by a lottery entrant in the US state of Florida is still unclaimed, officials say, despite massive media coverage.

Police 'ponder eagles to tackle drones'

The Metropolitan Police says it is considering using eagles to intercept drones amid concerns that they are increasingly being used to commit crime.

US stocks slide amid volatile markets

Shares on Wall Street close lower on Monday, following a volatile session for Europe's stock markets.

Fiat shares fall as investigation widens

Shares of Fiat Chrysler fall more than 7% on Monday as an investigation into its vehicles widened.

Thousands flock to 'malware museum'

An online archive of old computer viruses attracts more than 100,000 visitors in its first four days.

Pure radio up for sale as boss departs

Digital radio brand Pure is being put up for sale by UK tech company Imagination Technologies, as the group's long-serving chief executive departs.

Coldplay lead Super Bowl half-time show

Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars play to an estimated television audience of 100 million during the half-time show of the Super Bowl in California on Sunday.

Georgy Girl author Forster dies

The novelist Margaret Forster dies at the age of 77 after suffering from cancer in her back.

Water rights 'threaten' Spanish wetland

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.

'Wrong type of trees' boost warming

Scientists say replacing broadleaved species with conifers over the past two centuries has increased global temperatures.

Zika virus fails to spoil carnival

Millions of people celebrate the first day of the annual carnival festivities across Brazil despite concerns about the recent Zika virus outbreak.

Cosmetic surgery ops on the rise

There was a sharp increase in the popularity of cosmetic surgery in the UK in 2015, figures show.

Chelsea's Zouma faces six months out

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma faces six months out because he needs surgery on the knee injury he suffered on Sunday.

Knicks sack Fisher after five losses

The New York Knicks sack head coach Derek Fisher after losing five matches in a row.

The snipers trained to protect rhinos

In Kenya's Borana nature reserve, a team has been trained to shoot rhino poachers on sight.

Six decades of Egyptian history in six movies

A new BBC World documentary tells the story of Egypt under three leaders - Gamal Abdel Nasser, Anwar Sadat and Hosni Mubarak - using the popular cinema of the age.

Witnesses' names slipped out at ICC

ICC Judge apologises after microphones left on at the landmark trial of the ex-president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo.

Somali children 'face death' over drought

More than 50,000 children in Somalia "face death" because of the ongoing drought there, the UN says.

Eight-year-old rescued in Taiwan quake

An eight-year-old girl is the latest survivor to be rescued from a building which collapsed in Taiwan's deadly earthquake on Saturday.

Nepal minorities lift border blockade

Nepal's ethnic minority groups lift a four-month blockade of crossings along the Indian border.

Storm halts German carnival parades

Traditional carnival parades in some western German cities are called off due to storm warnings, but Cologne's procession goes ahead.

French ex-minister in tax fraud trial

Former French Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac, who was appointed to clamp down on tax evasion, goes on trial charged with tax fraud.

Haitian leader quits without successor

President Michel Martelly of Haiti steps down without a successor in place as tension continues over the election of his successor.

Venezuelan shops halve work hours

Shopping centres in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, say they will be halving their opening times to four hours a day.

New refugee camps go up inside Syria

Turkish aid workers set up tents and distribute supplies for thousands of new Syrian refugees kept from entering Turkey at the border.

Red carpet for Egyptian president's car

The use of a red carpet for the motorcade of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi provokes rare criticism in Egypt.

Canada to end IS strikes by 22 February

Canada will stop bombing targets in Syria and Iraq belonging to the Islamic State group by 22 February, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.

Chicago officer sues shot teen's family

A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black teenager sues his family for $10m (£6.9m), claiming emotional distress.

Pre-Raphaelites on Paper

More than 100 drawings and sketches by around 60 of the most prominent artists of the Pre-Raphaelite period go on show in London.

Your pictures: Floating

Readers' photographs on the theme of floating.

Can technology help build a perfect country?

Can technology help build a perfect country?

Japan and the whale

History, food, identity or perhaps bureaucracy?

Why was Beyonce's Super Bowl show significant?

Beyonce, the Black Panthers and the Super Bowl

How the British and Americans started listening in

How did the Five Eyes come to work together?

The 'fat girl' everybody loved

Remembering the 'fat girl' everybody loved

Lunar New Year in pictures

Marking Lunar New Year and welcoming in the year of the monkey

Leaflets pulled due to boob over Bobby

Irish election leaflet pulled over typo in name of IRA hunger striker

The potato farmer who made millions

The potato farmer who went from ruin to millions

Letter from Africa: Mugabe the feminist?

Time to take the fight for women's rights in Africa seriously

Why an Indian lawyer tried to sue God

The controversial court case that stunned Indians