At least nine people die in a fire during a club night in Oakland - another 13 are missing.
Relatives of those who died on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 travel to Madagascar to lobby for the search for debris to be expanded.
Chelsea come from behind to beat Manchester City 3-1 and increase their lead to four points at the top of the table.
A couple who refused to switch off their baby's life support after her twin sister died prepare for her first Christmas.
China lodges a protest with the US over Donald Trump's phone call with the Taiwanese president.
Donations to an online appeal funding the funeral of a popular York Big Issue seller top more than £3,000.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho were part of a tax-avoidance scheme, a huge document leak alleges.
Thieves are using radio jammers to steal from cars parked at motorway service stations, police warn.
An ex-Southampton FC employee accused of abusing boys is still working in football, the BBC understands.
Jeremy Corbyn urges progressive parties across Europe to fight the rise of the "populist right".
Lottery winner Jacqui Shannon didn't realise she had won the £1 million prize for three weeks
Music stars and MPs record a single as a tribute to the Labour backbencher Jo Cox, who was murdered in her constituency.
Broadcaster Mik Scarlet gives a potted history of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Close to two-thirds of rebel-held areas of east Aleppo have now fallen to Syria's government.
Twin sisters Irene Crump and Phyllis Jones have just celebrated their 100th birthday.
A loophole allowing minibus drivers to operate without criminal checks puts people at risk, councils say.
As Fidel Castro's ashes make their final journey from Havana to Santiago, Cubans try to come to terms with the death of their revolutionary leader.
The semi-autonomous Corvette has been modified to enable Sam Schmidt to drive on public roads.
Two candidates in Austria's presidential election held their final campaign events before the vote.
Lower income and unemployed men are being targeted in extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.
A vegetarian cafe refuses to accept the new £5 note after it emerged the currency contains animal products.
A supermarket basket of Christmas food soars 14% on last year with the cost of many items increasing above inflation, research suggests.
BBC News visits a travel company using DNA testing to challenge its own workplace culture.
What role do postcards and letters play in this digital age? Some businesses think there is a gap in the market.
Twenty-five-year-old Conchi Rios is one of only four female matadors fighting bulls in Spain.
Spain is a divided country over arguably its most famous tradition of bullfighting.
Spirited Away enjoys a 15th anniversary re-release, further cementing the central role of director Hayao Miyazaki in Japanese animation.
It's the time of year when Christmas trees go up, becoming the centrepiece of our family festivities. From cost to carbon footprint what should you consider when choosing your tree?
Forty years ago the Sex Pistols were touring the country, hoping someone would let them play.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Chinese events organiser Churan Zheng gets free company menstrual leave and says that in her view it is an essential option for all women.
New rules on car seats are being brought in but what are they and will parents need to buy replacements?
BBC political correspondent Tom Bateman looks at whether a shock Lib Dem by-election win is down to the EU Referendum vote.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
What we know about the Colombian air disaster involving Brazil's Chapecoense football club.
A look at the billionaires and millionaires making up Donald Trump's top team.
UK migration figures were released on Thursday morning. Have they reached record levels?
Photographer Ed Gold's images from the remote community of Galena in Alaska, USA.
The ashes of the late leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, are being taken to Santiago.
A new campaign is launched to help victims of sextortion, where criminals blackmail victims with intimate webcam photos.
Two jailbreaks in a month shine a spotlight on security in India's overcrowded prisons.
Images shortlisted for the People's Choice Award in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
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