Paris attack near Eiffel Tower leaves one dead and two injured

The French interior minister said the alleged attacker was heard shouting "Allahu Akbar".

Mindanao: Four killed in explosion at Catholic Mass in Philippines

Four are killed and 42 wounded in a blast officials suspect was carried out by Islamist militants.

Could X go bankrupt under Elon Musk?

Musk's profane attack on advertisers baffled experts - without adverts, how would X survive?

Essequibo: Venezuela votes on claim to Guyana-controlled oil region

The referendum asks if Venezuelans support the claim to two thirds of the land controlled by Guyana.

The country where Kissinger left a legacy of bombs and turmoil

Henry Kissinger died aged 100 this week. His policies caused widespread destruction in Cambodia.

Philippines earthquake: Video shows chaos in shop as tremors hit

Video shows violent tremors shaking goods off shop shelves and blowing out street lights.

COP28: UN climate talks go big on ending fossil fuels

Countries and companies pledge more renewables and emissions cuts but critics say the measures fall short.

French anti-bullying bikers accused of threatening headteacher

Members of a French motorcycle group against bullying are charged with threats to headteacher.

Flights grounded and trains cancelled as snow paralyses Europe

Train and flight cancellations cause disruption to travellers in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.

Russia LGBT: Police raid Moscow gay clubs, media say

The reported raids come a day after the country's Supreme Court outlawed the "LGBT movement".

Bologna's leaning tower sealed off over fears it could collapse

Work has begun on a barrier around the Garisenda Tower and authorities say the situation is "critical".

Ex-gang member charged with stabbing Derek Chauvin 22 times

The prisoner allegedly said he attacked Chauvin on Black Friday as a symbolic link to Black Lives Matter.

Judge rejects Trump's immunity claim in 2020 election case

Donald Trump had argued his questioning of the 2020 election fell within his presidential duties.

'Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals!' - Home Alone actor gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Macaulay Culkin unveils his Hollywood star and says the honour is meaningful to him as a father.

George Santos expelled from Congress in historic vote

"To hell with this place," the disgraced congressman says as he leaves the Capitol.

Quinto Inuma: Peru environmentalist who fought for Amazon shot dead

The government expressed "deep regret" over Quinto Inuma's death, describing the attack as "cowardly".

Pope Francis calls for end to fossil fuels at COP28 in Dubai

In a message to the summit in Dubai, the Pope urges the world to move away from coal, oil and gas.

Protester sets themself on fire outside Israel consulate in Atlanta, Georgia

A security guard who attempted to intervene was also injured in the incident and taken to hospital.

Ukraine war: Putin to boost Russian troop numbers by 15%

Russia's president signs a decree aimed at increasing numbers of serving military personnel by 170,000.

Israel-Gaza war: Residents of Khan Younis say Israeli strikes heaviest since start of war

Civilians in parts of north and south Gaza have been told to evacuate as Israel's renewed bombardment continues.

'I’m not ready to lose hope': The hostages still in Gaza

There are still over 100 hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza, including at least 16 women.

Released Palestinians allege abuse in Israeli jails

Palestinians tell the BBC they were beaten and had dogs set on them while in Israeli detention.

Israel Gaza: How missiles and destruction quickly returned after ceasefire

A seven-day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has ended, bringing with it explosions and bloodshed.

Why has the Gaza ceasefire come to an end?

Both Israel and Hamas are blaming each other for violating the terms of the agreement.

Mia Schem: Wounded festival-goer in Hamas hostage video freed

Mia Schem is among eight more people released from Gaza on Thursday, in a swap for Palestinian prisoners.

Mount Etna eruption lights up the night sky

Europe's most active volcano has been in a constant state of activity since 2013.

Watch: Musk attempts Cybertruck window stunt again

The pickup truck - Tesla’s latest offering - had its windows smashed during a demonstration in 2019.

Firefighters crawl to rescue deer stuck on frozen lake

A stag in Minnesota was stranded on thin ice until a rescue team stepped in - on all fours.

Filmmakers discover 128-year-old shipwreck

The hulk of the 'Africa' is found on the bed of Lake Huron in Canada by filmmakers looking for mussels.

Hamas hostages: Relief as Thai hostage is reunited with family

Pornsawan Pinakalo fell to his knees when he was greeted by his father after nearly 50 days in captivity.

Major snowstorm spawns travel chaos in US

A Nor'easter storm hit several states in the US with heavy winds and snow, creating a winter wonderland.

Watch: Henry Kissinger’s life and legacy in his own words

Former foreign policy giant Henry Kissinger has died aged 100.

Oreo fritters to teacup pizza: Indian street food gets trendy

The need for viral food videos is driving some unusual experiments - but do they work?

How scientists are fighting climate-fuelled disease

As leaders gather in Dubai for the UN climate summit, experts say global warming is having a ‘profound effect' on health.

Host country of COP28, UAE, to ramp up oil production, BBC learns

The state oil company Adnoc is set to be the world's second biggest producer, analysis shows.

Paris Olympics 2024: Locals ask if they're worth the trouble

Metro tickets will cost more, rentals are soaring and Paris faces months of disruption.

Bowen: US sets clearer red lines for Israel as ceasefire ends

If Israel kills as many in south Gaza as in the north, Biden will face some tough questions over US support for its ally.

Congo cobalt: TikTokers quit vaping over mining concerns

A swell of online interest in the central African nation has young adults questioning what they puff.

Ethiopia pilgrims return to Aksum for festival in Ark of Covenant city

Aksum's authorities say half a million people are there for the first time since the Tigray war ended.

Climate change: The young activists changing the sceptics' minds

Engaging with climate sceptics can be a challenge - but some people are trying to change their minds.

Gloria Steinem: Feminist icon on 'lethal' desire to control wombs

Bodily autonomy should be top of the women’s rights agenda, says the 89-year-old activist.

The Indian siblings taking the chess world by storm

Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa and his sister Vaishali are the first Grandmaster brother-sister pair in history.

Week in pictures: 25 November - 1 December 2023

A selection of striking images from around the world, taken over the past seven days.

'Sued by my abuser for millions, I set up a social network instead'

The app that gives women a place to speak out about sexual harassment and other #MeToo issues.

Sandra Day O'Connor: A ranch girl who became 'queen of the court'

As the first woman on the Supreme Court, Justice O'Connor was a trailblazer and a powerful moderate.

What US agents knew before a Sikh separatist was killed in Canada

A foiled murder plot in the US has links to a case which sparked Canada's diplomatic row with India.

Africa's week in pictures: 24-30 November 2023

A selection of the best photos from across the African continent this week.

Henry Kissinger: China mourns 'a most valued old friend'

The death of the contentious former US secretary of state draws nostalgia and compliments in China.

Climate change: Saving Uganda's mountain gorillas

Rising temperatures are putting the health of endangered mountain gorillas at risk.