Greece shuns debt talks with troika
Greece's new finance minister snubs his main eurozone counterpart, saying Athens will not negotiate over debts with the EU-IMF troika.
Battle rages for key Ukraine town
Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels trade heavy tank and artillery fire in and around Debaltseve, a strategic town in eastern Ukraine.
Romney won't run in 2016 election
Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.
SA apartheid assassin given parole
South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock, nicknamed "Prime Evil", gets parole after 20 years for killing activists.
Saudis shelve blogger flogging again
Saudi Arabia postpones for a second time a further round of flogging against blogger Raif Badawi, whose case caused a global outcry.
Pakistan mosque blast kills dozens
A bomb blast at a Shia mosque in southern Pakistan kills at least 40 people and injures many more, officials say.
Hezbollah says it does not want war
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group, Hassan Nasrallah, says it does not want war with Israel but is not afraid to fight, after deadly border clashes.
Tamil becomes Sri Lanka's top judge
Sri Lanka's president appoints a Tamil judge as the new chief justice - the first member of the country's minority community to hold the post in decades.
Curfew in Kirkuk amid IS attacks
A curfew is imposed in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk following fierce overnight fighting between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Islamic State militants.
US plotter guilty of Gambia coup bid
A former US army sergeant pleads guilty to involvement in a failed coup against Gambian President Yahya Jammeh last December.
Korean Air chief 'scolded daughter'
The chief of Korean Air tells a court in Seoul that he scolded his 40-year-old daughter over her now notorious reaction to being served nuts in a packet.
Skeleton sacks baffle India police
Dozens of skeletons and decayed body parts are discovered in sacks in a disused room of an Indian police building, baffling the authorities.
Suu Kyi's gate to be sold at auction
The metal gate of Nobel prize-winning Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi's house is to be auctioned, with a starting price of $200,000.
'Room service over' for rescued koala
A koala who shot to fame after being pictured receiving treatment for burnt paws has been returned to the wild, says the expert who treated him.
US rejects Guantanamo Bay demand
The US dismisses a Cuban demand to hand back the Guantanamo Bay naval base as part of efforts to normalise bilateral ties.
US growth slows in fourth quarter
The economy expanded by 2.6% in the last three months of 2014 - sharply lower than in the third quarter.
Deadly blast hits Mexico hospital
A gas tank lorry explodes outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, killing a woman and a baby.
Funeral held for Argentina's Nisman
The funeral of Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor who was found dead in his home on 18 January, is held in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.
AU backs anti-Boko Haram troops plan
The African Union backs plans for a West African task force of 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram militants.
Kenyan Jeptoo banned for doping
Kenyan marathon runner Rita Jeptoo has been banned for two years for failing a doping test.
Philippine mourning for slain police
The Philippines holds a day of mourning for 44 police commandos killed in a clash with Muslim rebels, as police sought terror suspects.
China warns universities on values
China's education minister tells universities to shun textbooks promoting Western values and block criticism of the political system, state media say.
Eurozone deflation gathers pace
Eurozone deflation deepens in January, as prices fall by 0.6% compared with last year, pushed down by lower oil prices.
Srebrenica massacre verdicts upheld
The former Yugoslavia war crimes tribunal upholds convictions against five men for their role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.
Sisi cuts short visit over Sinai
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi cuts short a visit to an African Union summit to deal with attacks that killed at least 32 in the Sinai peninsula.
Saudi ambush targets US citizens
A gun attack in Saudi Arabia on a car carrying two US citizens leaves one of them wounded, in the latest attack on foreigners in the Gulf kingdom.
Churchill's funeral anniversary marked
A day of events is held to mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's funeral, with the boat that carried his coffin repeating its journey on the Thames.
Body found in missing mum search
A body is found in a lake by police searching for a mother-of-four who has been missing for more than a week.
Qatar buys 10% stake in BA owner
IAG boss Willie Walsh welcomes surprise investment by fast-growing Gulf airline, which said it may increase its stake further.
Russia cuts interest rates to 15%
Russia has cut its main interest rate from 17% to 15% because inflation "is stabilising".
Shake Shack shares surge on debut
Shares in US burger firm Shake Shack surge more than 130% on their New York Stock Exchange debut, valuing the firm at $1.8bn.
Costa must change, says Pellegrini
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Chelsea striker Diego Costa must change after being banned for stamping.
England confidence growing - Morgan
Captain Eoin Morgan says England are growing in confidence, having reached the final of the tri-series in Australia.
Djokovic in Australian Open final
Novak Djokovic beats defending champion Stan Wawrinka in another dramatic five-set contest to reach the Australian Open final.
Suge Knight arrested for US murder
Death Row Records founder Suge Knight is being held on a murder charge by police after a fatal hit-and-run.
Robbie Coltrane taken ill on flight
Harry Potter actor Robbie Coltrane is admitted to hospital in Florida with flu-like symptoms after falling ill during a flight from London.
Conductor dies after stage collapse
Renowned conductor Israel Yinon dies, aged 59, after collapsing during a concert performance in Switzerland.
VIDEO: Ritual child killings in Ivory Coast
Police in Ivory Coast have set up a special unit to investigate a series of suspected ritual child killings.
AUDIO: 'I lost £18m lottery win by 7 seconds'
A Canadian man has lost a seven-year legal battle to claim half of a C$27m (£18m) lottery jackpot after the Supreme Court ruled he had bought the winning ticket a few seconds too late for it to qualify.
VIDEO: Hopes for Jordan pilot captured by IS
Yolande Knell reports on hopes for the safe return of pilot Lt Moaz al-Kasasbeh who was captured by the Islamic State group.
VIDEO: Video shows fierce battle in Ukraine
Video has emerged showing a fierce battle in Vuhlehirsk, Donetsk, in which pro-Russian forces come under heavy bombardment from Ukrainian forces.
VIDEO: 'Riding air currents across the Pacific'
Two balloonists trying to break two world records for crossing the Pacific have been forced to change course off the coast of California and head for Mexico rather than Canada.
VIDEO: Shipwreck treasure hunter in US court
A US treasure hunter who has been described by officials as the "most intelligent fugitive," has appeared in a Florida court following his arrest after two years on the run.
VIDEO: China's record car numbers explained
As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact.
VIDEO: Mali welcomes Paris attack 'hero'
The shop assistant who saved many customers' lives during the siege of the Jewish supermarket in Paris earlier this month has been given a hero's welcome in his native country Mali.
'Be wary of those who do not eat baguettes'
French government's extremism message mocked
Campaign challenges blasphemy laws
New campaign challenges blasphemy laws
President Correa's troll warfare
The president who names and shames online abusers
The tennis entourage can pay its way
Why it pays for players like Murray to have an entourage
BBC Pop Up: Behind the scenes
Stumbling across a one-man town that's off the map
The middle-class voters who can't resist Marx
The country where even the middle classes may love Marx
Can a school demand your Facebook login?
School says it can ask for student's social media logins
Charlie Hebdo attack: French values challenged in schools
French teachers on the front line after Charlie Hebdo attack
Day in pictures: 30 January 2015
A selection of news photos from around the world
Graffiti, demolition and angst in Shanghai
The wall art deemed a threat to public safety
Finnish start-ups rise from Nokia's ashes
Nokia's demise hit Finland hard - but left a vibrant start-up scene