US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other

Recriminations start after the US Senate fails to pass a new budget, leading to a shutdown of services.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 8:18 pm

Why one man in Singapore was not allowed to adopt his child

The struggle of a gay father to legally adopt his son throws Singapore's conservative family law into the spotlight.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 7:41 pm

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: The legacy of Africa's first elected female president

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made history in Liberia but was also accused of corruption, writes Tamasin Ford.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 7:41 pm

Putin cast as national saviour ahead of Russia election

State media in Russia give President Putin's image a religious glow in the run-up to elections.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 7:39 pm

Trump's year on Twitter: Who has he criticised and praised the most?

Who has he criticised and praised most as president? Here's our analysis, and a tricky quiz.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 7:19 pm

Dark is divine: What colour are Indian gods and goddesses?

In a country obsessed with fairness, a new campaign portrays Hindu deities with dark skin.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 7:18 pm

Why names matter so much

In politics and diplomacy, what things are called is important, which is why they often change.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 7:14 pm

Would you swap your pet for a snail?

In Russia, keeping exotic animals getting is more and more popular each year.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 7:08 pm

Brazil declares yellow fever emergency in Minas Gerais

Minas Gerais is one of several southern states hit by an outbreak ahead of the carnival season.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 6:52 pm

Pope in Peru: Francis speaks out on violence against women

Francis, who is in Peru, calls on the faithful to combat a "plague" of abuse across Latin America.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 6:18 pm

Deported from Belgium, tortured in Sudan

Has Belgium failed in its duty to protect asylum seekers?

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 6:18 pm

Clashes continue over disputed Honduras election result

Police fire tear gas at protesters and clear makeshift roadblocks in towns across the country.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 6:17 pm

Henrikh Mkhitaryan agrees Arsenal move, Alexis Sanchez set to join Man Utd

Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan agrees a move to Arsenal, with Alexis Sanchez set to go in the opposite direction.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 5:58 pm

Women's marches draw crowds in US

Women stage marches across the US on the first anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 5:35 pm

Kabul: Gunmen attack Intercontinental Hotel

At least four gunmen launched the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel, Afghan officials say.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 5:16 pm

Masters 2018: Mark Allen beats John Higgins 6-3 to join Kyren Wilson in final

Northern Ireland's Mark Allen ensures there will be a first-time winner of the Masters this year as he beats John Higgins 6-3 to reach the final.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 4:34 pm

Syria: Turkey war planes launch strikes on Afrin

Turkey launches air strikes on US-backed militants in Afrin, opening a new front in Syria.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 3:59 pm

Manchester City 3-1 Newcastle United

Sergio Aguero's hat-trick gives Manchester City the win over Newcastle United and restores their 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 3:02 pm

Netball: England fight back to beat New Zealand in extra time

England fight back to beat New Zealand in extra time in their opening game of the Netball Quad Series.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 2:38 pm

European Champions Cup: Scarlets 30-27 Toulon

Scarlets become the first Welsh region for six years to reach the quarter-finals of Europe's premier club competition, with a storming victory over Toulon.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 1:20 pm

Football president George Weah puts Liberian army to the test

Ex-football pro George Weah challenges Liberia's army to a friendly before his inauguration.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 10:51 am

Bobsleigh World Cup: GB pair escape crash

Great Britain's Mica McNeill and Montell Douglas narrowly escape crashing in heat one of the Bobsleigh World Cup.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 10:23 am

The Brazilian man who lives in a sandcastle

Marcio Matolias has lived in a sandcastle for 22 years in an upmarket neighbourhood of Rio De Janeiro.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 9:54 am

Paul Bocuse: Top French chef dies at 91

He is said to have passed away in his famous three-Michelin-starred restaurant near Lyon.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 9:29 am

Teenage bell-ringer rescued from Abingdon belfry

Fire crews use a rope system to lower the 17-year-old down to the church floor on a stretcher.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 9:15 am