No 10 says Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's comments on Saudi Arabia are "not the government's view".
The Brexit hearing draws to a close with a reminder the court will not overturn the referendum.
The scale of the terrorism threat to the UK is "unprecedented", the new head of MI6 says.
Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95.
The House of Commons listens in silence during a debate about eliminating violence against women as an MP speaks of her "shame" at being raped as a teenager.
The tail of a feathered dinosaur has been found perfectly preserved in amber from Myanmar.
The Syrian army suspends fighting around eastern Aleppo to allow civilians to leave, Russia says.
The polls have closed in the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election, where UKIP have been campaigning hard to try to win the seat from the Conservatives.
A strike by train drivers on the Southern rail network will go ahead next week after a court ruling.
A tsunami warning is lifted in the South Pacific after a 7.8 quake off the Solomon Islands.
McDonald's is to move its non-US tax base from Luxembourg to the UK, the firm says.
Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger becomes a father again at the age of 73, his publicist says.
As Britain's relationship with Saudi Arabia comes under scrutiny, the BBC's Fergal Keane hears human accounts of Saudi air strikes in Yemen.
The owner of a giant inflatable snowman in Missouri has released CCTV footage of it being stabbed, in the hope of catching the assailant.
Artist Graham Short's tiny engravings of Jane Austen on four £5 notes could make anyone who finds one £20,000.
Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95. Pallab Ghosh looks back at the day he made history.
Thomas was diagnosed with prostate cancer after Errol McKellar - mechanic and cancer survivor - persuaded him to get a test during a visit to his garage.
Giraffes have been classified as vulnerable to extinction. Chester Zoo says humans are to blame.
Wardi and his wife Dewi lived above their clothes shop. When the quake struck, their building collapsed. He describes his desperate, but failed, bid to save her.
Theresa May warms up the young crowd pantomime-style before switching on the No 10 Christmas lights.
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Learning English, swearing at a duck and the emotional pull of families during the holidays.
Historians unveil a digitally-reconstructed image of the face of Scottish king Robert the Bruce nearly 700 years after his death.
Military gear, special shielding and its own defence systems - Air Force One is two of a kind.
Indian social media users are at their creative best in marking the first month of the rupee ban.
The hot topic of conversation in India's Bangalore city these days is the unending traffic jams.
Two stories in the past week have reported contradictory conclusions about the cost of Christmas dinner.
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results are due to be published. Branwen Jeffreys explains what they are.
Profiles of the leading candidates to become France's president in the election in April and May 2017.
Jayaram Jayalalitha, one of India's most flamboyant and controversial politicians, inspired a cult following and held her own in the masculine world of Tamil politics.
The BBC's Seoul correspondent Stephen Evans profiles the controversial leader.
How the football child sex abuse scandal has grown since former player Andy Woodward first said he was a victim.
Portraits of the female veterans who risked their lives for their country
The finalists of the 2016 Through the Lens photography awards discuss their images of the British Isles.
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A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Photographer Ed Gold's images from the remote community of Galena in Alaska, USA.
Anthony Joshua says fans "want to see" bad behaviour from boxers, following a fracas involving Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora.
Manchester United beat Zorya Luhansk to reach the last-32 of the Europa League as Henrik Mkhitaryan opens his account.
Laura Kenny is named the 2016 Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year, with the GB hockey side winning the team award.
A heart-breaking letter about life in Aleppo from a doctor who has seen many things, but never this.
Nearly 20 years ago a valuable portrait by Gustav Klimt was stolen from a gallery in northern Italy, in bizarre circumstances. Finally, it may be about to be returned.
News Quiz host Miles Jupp on a Radio 4 documentary that casts a new light on the early days of Ian Fleming and his most famous creation.
Knife crime is on the rise across the UK, but why are more young people carrying knives?
Most of us have to deal with a disruptive colleague during our working lives, but how can a company best deal with such "toxic employees"?
What do you need to know about theft using car key jammers?
How difficult is it to be a committed vegan in a world awash with animal products?
A new gift-giving tradition has crept into UK homes, but what do you put in a Christmas Eve box?
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Former porn star turned Bollywood movie actor Sunny Leone tells Yogita Limaye that she's ok with her 'sexy' image and 'objectification' isn't a bad word.
Gcina Mhlope is a traditional storyteller who narrates her tales in four South African languages.
Women are more successful with online campaigns than men, according to petitions website Change.org. Why?
Iskra Lawrence never fitted into a fashion industry box... so she decided to use social media to create her own.