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Gambia crisis: Jammeh given last chance to resign as troops close in

Yahya Jammeh given until noon on Friday to cede power to Adama Barrow as Senegalese troops stand by.

Drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman extradited from Mexico to US

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is flown to New York charged with money laundering and drug trafficking.

Trump pledges unity at concert prior to inauguration

President-elect tells cheering supporters at the Lincoln Memorial: "You're not forgotten anymore."

Rigopiano hotel avalanche search goes into night in Italy

Rescuers refuse to abandon hope as they search for up to 35 people buried under rubble and snow.

US frisbee team captures frozen lake crossing

A US youth frisbee team used a mobile phone to film a frisbee crossing a frozen lake in the wind. Here's what happened.

'Huge leap' in prostate cancer testing

A quarter of men "could be spared invasive prostate biopsies" if gland was scanned first.

Car ploughs into pedestrians in Melbourne, police say

One person is dead and several people are being treated after a car hit pedestrians, police say.

Petrobras: Brazil judge Teori Zavascki dies in plane crash

Supreme Court judge Teori Zavascki was in charge of investigating corruption at state oil giant Petrobras.

Man killed by crocodile in Australia's Northern Territory

A man is taken by a 3.3m (11ft) crocodile after ignoring signs at a "notorious" crossing, police say.

Trump hints New York Jets owner Woody Johnson will be US envoy to UK

The scion of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical giant has known the president-elect for years.

British journalist, Australian bar owner face court in Bali

A British journalist and an Australian bar owner are accused of possessing hashish in Indonesia.

Larsen ice crack continues to open up

The crack in Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf that looks set to spawn a giant iceberg has spread a further 10km.

Belgium sentences fake-ID gang used by Brussels and Paris attackers

They were convicted of forging identity documents used by suspects in the Paris and Brussels attacks.

Italy avalanche aerials show stranded rescuers

Aerial footage reveals the wall of snow blocking rescuers from reaching a hotel engulfed by an avalanche in central Italy.

Trump prods reluctant Melania to speak

Donald Trump persuaded wife Melania to address a group of supporters at a lunch in Washington.

Tehran high-rise collapses after being engulfed by fire

A landmark high-rise building in the Iranian capital, Tehran, collapses after being engulfed by fire.

Putin spokesman denies US election hack

President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman denies any Russian government involvement in hacking to influence the 2017 US election result.

BBC reporter joins locals in icy river dip

The BBC’s Tom Burridge takes a dip in Kiev's Dnipro frozen river to celebrate Epiphany.

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Kidnapped girl Lexis Manigo defends abductor 'mother'

A girl, who was kidnapped as a baby 18 years ago, has defended the woman who took her from a Florida hospital.

Meet the BBC's 'Orangu-cam'

The Breakfast team have been monkeying around with one of the stars of new series 'Spy in the Wild'.

LGBT dance party staged outside incoming US vice-president Mike Pence's house

Activists unhappy about Mike Pence becoming US vice-president danced to Beyonce and Whitney Houston outside his house.

Going boldly? Star Trek star's new role

From Captain Picard to poo - the surprising new role for Sir Patrick Stewart.

Jonathan Head: Should Malaysia fund new MH370 search?

Might the search for missing airliner MH370 resume, and if so who would pay for it?

Viewpoint: Obama got balance right with Manning

Former US Assistant Secretary of State PJ Crowley says Barack Obama was right to cut Chelsea Manning's sentence.

Ben Wright: Teetotal Trump and the drinking presidents

What the chief executive's relationship with alcohol reveals about the occupants of the White House.

The perils of reporting on China's GDP

China GDP: A compilation of Chinese whispers?

Gambia political crisis: What happens next?

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.

Virus lottery: What could be next epidemic?

Scientists have shortlisted three little-known diseases that they think could become the next global health emergency.

Sophie the Giraffe: How safe is it?

After mould is reportedly found in the popular children's toy - should parents be worried?

How often do planes fall on houses?

Plane crashes in residential areas are extremely rare, largely because of the skill of pilots in a crisis.

Is free trade good or bad?

Free trade has been a dominant part of the post-WW2 global economy, but it is now being challenged.

In pictures: Prize pigeons

Photographs from inside a Turkish pigeon auction in Sanliurfa.

Week in pictures: 7-13 January 2017

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Africa's top shots: 7-13 January 2017

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Keeping the slopes open

Photographer John Vink captures the work behind the scenes keeping the ski slopes open at Saint Sorlin d'Arves in France.

India v England: Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni seal series in Cuttack

Brilliant centuries from Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni give India a series-clinching 15-run win over England in a thrilling second ODI.

Jan Vertonghen: Tottenham defender expected to be out for six weeks

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is expected to be out for six weeks with an ankle ligament injury.

Senegal 2-0 Zimbabwe

Liverpool's Sadio Mane scores as Senegal beat Zimbabwe to become the first team to reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

Alkaline swindle

Naima Houder-Mohammed believed Robert O Young, the father of the alkaline diet, could cure her. It didn't turn out as she hoped.

Lords of the ruins

Photographs taken by BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen as he takes a journey through eastern Aleppo's largely deserted streets.

Fighting for men

In India, where crimes against women are rampant, a female activist speaks up for harassed men.

Finding home

The man whose Google Earth hunt inspired a Hollywood film says his life has changed once more.

Happy hookah

Lebanon's capital Beirut has had a troubled past, but it's now becoming the Middle East's tech hub.

Intimate questions

A transgender woman who offered people the chance to ask "invasive questions" on an internet forum has been overwhelmed by the response.

'I saw dead children'

An eyewitness relieves the horror of an erroneous bombing by Nigeria's military of a camp for displaced people.

'Born to move'

Many of the bosses at the World Economic Forum in Davos are not just obsessed by corporate success, but also physical fitness.

Pious vs secular

An attack on a Turkish nightclub revives a debate over whether the country's secular side is under threat.

When sparks fly

Korean Air is believed to be the only major airline that routinely carries electric stun guns on its planes.

Final destination

The BBC's Jonathan Head looks into why Thailand's roads are among the most lethal in the world.

The CIA files

Intelligence briefings, flying saucer sightings and psychic tests are all part of the archive.

First round over

The BBC's Kevin Connolly gauges reaction in the European Parliament to the UK PM's Brexit pledges.

Cobra fang club

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 meat killer

The vegan aiming to make the perfect meatless burger to please even "the hardcore meat lover".

Black marching band braves backlash

The only black college marching band to play at the Trump inauguration reaches Washington, braving an intense backlash.

What Trump supporters want

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.

Trump's Ford deal dashes Mexican villagers' dreams

Villa de Reyes' dreams of a better future have been dashed by the incoming US president.

Why are Democrats boycotting?

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.

'I'm so excited'

People in the US describe their feelings about going to Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington DC

What time will Trump be president? A guide to the day

The world watches as Mr Trump is sworn in as the 45th US president on 20 January.