Russia should regain its Olympic status if there are no further doping violations at Pyeongchang 2018, the IOC executive board has recommended.
With two-thirds of Latin Americans due to vote in presidential elections this year change is afoot.
Aynalem and Genet married each other during one of the bloodiest times in the country's history.
A Republican report identified bias in an inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Meet people in the most remote part of Afghanistan, and find out why they are smiling.
Experts say the US is living through an "unprecedented era of resistance". So what comes next?
How China’s Barefoot Doctors revolutionised rural healthcare.
Turkish newspaper gives voice and employment to people who have disabilities.
More than 300 people from Kosovo joined Islamist groups in Syria and Iraq - but not all of them are stereotypical jihadis.
One of India's biggest film stars passes away after a cardiac arrest in Dubai, her family says.
He is accused of smuggling more than 250 tonnes of cocaine over the past decade.
Rawaa has been living in a basement for months with around 75 others, mainly women and children.
Fans of the mullet gather at an inaugural festival, celebrating the instantly recognisable haircut.
UN Security Council unanimously approves resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria
Billionaire Warren Buffett says his conglomerate has been "delivered" billions by the US tax cuts.
The school shooting in Florida has led to fresh calls for tougher gun controls in the US.
The film legend urges Johnny Hallyday's widow to give some of his money to his older children.
Demonstrators clash with riot police as far-right and anti-fascist groups take to the streets.
A man and his grandmother were killed when a parcel bomb disguised as a wedding gift exploded.
Seven people accused of killing South African police are killed in a shoot-out at a church.
On the seventh day of government bombing of a rebel enclave, the UN struggles to agree a ceasefire.
The BBC's World Affairs editor says he "was getting in a bit deep" so he told the BBC, who brought in MI5.
More than 25 people, most of them from the army, have been killed in a wave of attacks.
The humanitarian aid agency reveals 21 staff have left for sexual misconduct since 2015.
The 10,000 Year Clock. Plus cake and caves.
Police say they do not know who was behind the three explosions in the city of Sittwe.
Hertz and Enterprise Holdings are among corporate partners shunning the powerful gun lobby.
A record number of Africans competed this year - but most of them live in the US and Europe.
The employer of a Filipina maid who was found dead in a freezer is arrested in Lebanon.
A new dam on the river Nile could trigger the world's first war about water, writes Alastair Leithead.
President Trump's ex-campaign chief paid ex-politicians to lobby for Ukraine, a new indictment says.
Chinese authorities are once again cracking down on the practice which have existed for years.
An app in Greece is helping people donate their leftover drugs to those who can't afford to buy them.
A number of women have taken to social media to say they've been sexually assaulted during the Hajj pilgrimage.
Deaf twin models Hermon and Heroda are trying to break barriers for people with disabilities in the fashion world.
At least 18 people are dead after two large explosions, one of them at the presidential palace.
President Buhari apologises for the suspected abductions, as parents say 100 remain missing.
Vehicle hits a security barrier near the White House and a female driver is apprehended by police, US secret service says.
As Florida students lead calls for stricter gun laws, how do activists on the right see the movement?
The document is riddled with spelling errors and grammatical mistakes but could sell for $50,000.
The Israeli prime minister hails the decision as "a great day for the people of Israel".
Rick Gates admits to lying to the FBI about work for the Ukrainian government and hiding his income.
The hair joke was one of several off-script moments as the president relished addressing supporters.
The European Council president says reports suggest the UK is still trying to cherry pick its Brexit deal.
Satellite images suggest more than 50 villages have been demolished, Human Rights Watch claims.
We asked young people what they thought about the Snapchat after Kylie Jenner said she was no longer a fan.
Russian Wagner group fighters have died in Syria - others have fought in Ukraine.
The Canadian prime minister took to the stage at Canada House in Delhi, but not everybody was a fan.
The IOC faces "the most important moment in its history" over whether it allows Russian athletes to parade with their national flag on Sunday.
The real Black Panthers - an artist is trying to give those still imprisoned a "presence on the outside".
Eric Scott Branch was put to death over the rape and murder of a student in 1993.
A photo of President Xi Jinping visiting his mother has inspired people to reach out to loved ones.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been charged for wearing a political message, specifically a yellow ribbon, in breach of the FA's kit and advertising regulations.
Satellite tracking shows fishing's footprint on Earth is now over four times that of agriculture.
Mr Trump says an armed officer 'didn't have the courage' to intervene in last week's deadly shooting.
The US President said Deputy Scot Peterson who failed to intervene in a mass shooting did "a poor job".
Donald Trump says the US is launching the "largest ever" set of new sanctions against North Korea.
The pastel artwork was taken more than eight years ago from the Musée Cantini in Marseille.
Two people shot outside branch of UBS bank in Zurich, Swiss media say
Karl Donnelson from Colorado is armed and says he's ready to fire if an incident occurs in his school.
General Kim Yong-chol was accused of masterminding deadly attacks on the South.
She recorded hits like Da Doo Ron Ron and He Hit Me with Phil Spector in the 1960s.
Germany and France warn of impact on efforts to tackle terrorism as nations clash over funding.
Wildlife officials in Kenya are relocating the beasts to get them away from a farming region.
Images of people taking selfies while watching the tied up man being lynched have horrified Indians.
Four million women have been raped once in their lives, a major survey of abuse in France suggests.
The Orléans public prosecutor is investigating racist tweets about a teenager set to play the heroine.
Afghanistan women's coach Kelly Lindsey tells the BBC about the "unique" nature of a job which means all matches and training camps are held overseas.
From Johnny Depp's dogs to dual citizenship, the Australian politician has seen his fair share of battles.
UN investigators say they have evidence that 40 senior officials could be responsible for war crimes.
The first daughter is leading a US delegation to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics.
The guard protecting the Florida school hit by a deadly shooting did not go in, a sheriff confirms.
Narendra Modi met his Canadian counterpart nearly a week after he arrived in India.
Arrests are made in Argentina after 400kg of cocaine was found in Russian diplomatic luggage.
After his affair raised damaging questions, Barnaby Joyce says he will quit as Australia's deputy PM
Satellite images and data obtained by a BBC investigation show that fishing continued for days in East China Sea even after the massive oil spill
Alarm over migrants fuels resurgent nationalism in Central Europe, Jenny Hill reports.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
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An armed officer stood outside the building as the shooting took place, Florida officials say.
Even unsweetened drinks are acidic and should not be drunk between meals, researchers say.
Ever wonder what happens to restaurant leftovers? In Manila, meat from rubbish tips is recycled.
This is the cost of five days of relentless air strikes for children in Eastern Ghouta, Syria.
Billions of people still have no access to mobile services, but nano-satellites could change this.
The Canadian schoolgirl's death spurred calls for an inquiry into dead and missing indigenous women.
A police offer dies in clashes near the San Mames stadium before the Europa League tie between Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow.
Dutch MPs recognise the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 as "genocide", angering Turkey.
Mr Manafort and Mr Gates allegedly conspired to hide more than $30m from tax officials.
European socialists, the mainstream media and the FBI are on Wayne LaPierre's list. Guns are not.
This family is among 10,000 Syrian refugees settled in the UK. But they left many more behind.
Parents are still waiting for news of what happened to their daughters after a Boko Haram attack.
An alleged Sikh extremist had been invited to a dinner during Mr Trudeau's state visit to India.
A court hears two women charged with killing Kim Jong-nam thought they were taking part in a TV prank.
When the NRA posted a gif of TV show Parks and Recreation series creator Michael Schur was displeased.
Warplanes continue to pound the Eastern Ghouta, where hundreds have reportedly died in five days.
Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence are unhappy at being dragged into a Harvey Weinstein lawsuit.
The inmate's lawyer argues his veins are too damaged from cancer and drug use for a lethal injection.
The head of America's powerful gun lobby says politicians are exploiting the Florida school shooting.
The French rail employee had claimed his right to privacy was breached by his employer.
When a gunman opened fire in a Florida school, students inside reached for their phones.