The Syrian government has carried out a state policy of extermination against thousands of detainees, UN human rights investigators say.
The US will help South Korea deploy an advanced missile defence system as soon as possible, officials from the Pentagon have said.
A male leopard enters a school in the Indian city of Bangalore, injuring six people before being captured and released.
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.
A migrant boat capsizes off Turkey, killing at least 27 people who were trying to reach the Greek island of Lesbos, Turkish media say.
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.
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.
Egypt's interior minister rejects accusations that security forces were involved in the killing of an Italian student in Cairo.
India's economy grew at a rate of 7.5% in 2015, faster than the 6.9% reported in China, official figures show.
India's telecoms regulator blocks Facebook's limited free internet service as part of a ruling in favour of net neutrality.
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 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.
Monday 8 February 2016 marks the start of the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese calendar.
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.
Behind the scenes of an air strike, aboard the French aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle, in the Gulf.
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.
One Chinese artist has found a novel way to help his parents get up to speed with apps and help them stay in touch.
A double-decker bus explodes on a central London bridge as part of a stunt for an upcoming movie.
The Silent Partner claims to have come up with a solution for those sleeping with someone who snores.
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.
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 has a problem with women and especially younger women.
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.
If Twitter is to grow, it may need to disregard the complaints by its regular users about innovations.
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.
Giant jackpot won by a lottery entrant in the US state of Florida is still unclaimed, officials say, despite massive media coverage.
The Metropolitan Police says it is considering using eagles to intercept drones amid concerns that they are increasingly being used to commit crime.
Shares on Wall Street close lower on Monday, following a volatile session for Europe's stock markets.
Shares of Fiat Chrysler fall more than 7% on Monday as an investigation into its vehicles widened.
An online archive of old computer viruses attracts more than 100,000 visitors in its first four days.
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, 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.
The novelist Margaret Forster dies at the age of 77 after suffering from cancer in her back.
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.
Scientists say replacing broadleaved species with conifers over the past two centuries has increased global temperatures.
Millions of people celebrate the first day of the annual carnival festivities across Brazil despite concerns about the recent Zika virus outbreak.
There was a sharp increase in the popularity of cosmetic surgery in the UK in 2015, figures show.
Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma faces six months out because he needs surgery on the knee injury he suffered on Sunday.
The New York Knicks sack head coach Derek Fisher after losing five matches in a row.
In Kenya's Borana nature reserve, a team has been trained to shoot rhino poachers on sight.
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.
ICC Judge apologises after microphones left on at the landmark trial of the ex-president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo.
More than 50,000 children in Somalia "face death" because of the ongoing drought there, the UN says.
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's ethnic minority groups lift a four-month blockade of crossings along the Indian border.
Traditional carnival parades in some western German cities are called off due to storm warnings, but Cologne's procession goes ahead.
Former French Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac, who was appointed to clamp down on tax evasion, goes on trial charged with tax fraud.
President Michel Martelly of Haiti steps down without a successor in place as tension continues over the election of his successor.
Shopping centres in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, say they will be halving their opening times to four hours a day.
Turkish aid workers set up tents and distribute supplies for thousands of new Syrian refugees kept from entering Turkey at the border.
The use of a red carpet for the motorcade of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi provokes rare criticism in Egypt.
Canada will stop bombing targets in Syria and Iraq belonging to the Islamic State group by 22 February, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.
A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black teenager sues his family for $10m (£6.9m), claiming emotional distress.
More than 100 drawings and sketches by around 60 of the most prominent artists of the Pre-Raphaelite period go on show in London.
Readers' photographs on the theme of floating.
Can technology help build a perfect country?
History, food, identity or perhaps bureaucracy?
Beyonce, the Black Panthers and the Super Bowl
How did the Five Eyes come to work together?
Remembering the 'fat girl' everybody loved
Marking Lunar New Year and welcoming in the year of the monkey
Irish election leaflet pulled over typo in name of IRA hunger striker
The potato farmer who went from ruin to millions
Time to take the fight for women's rights in Africa seriously
The controversial court case that stunned Indians