As the Turpin family allegations shock the world, we look at how cases of extreme abuse can happen.
Should the public have the right to see which animals are being caught up in commercial fishing nets?
The French president had enough reasons to keep smiling this week, writes the BBC's Hugh Schofield.
Nearly five years after a rail disaster, a small Canadian town still grapples with the aftermath.
The court is due to hear arguments in April and will decide if the ban is legal by the end of June.
The police woman, whose horse was startled during Pope Francis' visit to Chile, is recovering in hospital.
Tribal elders call on him to help protect them, saying they are being driven from their lands.
Mr Trump, who previously supported abortion access, says the laws are "wrong" and should "change".
The influx is putting pressure on Colombia's government to provide food, housing and medical care.
The reality TV star says she felt an instant connection with Chicago, who was delivered by surrogate.
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Forty-seven people were killed in the Quebec town in one of the worst rail disasters in Canadian history.
Police say they still don't know the motive for October's mass shooting that left 58 people dead.
Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber confront former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar in court.
Jordyn Wieber and teammate Aly Raisman tell the child abuser: "The tables have turned, Larry."
The ban comes after President Duterte said employers in Kuwait were driving Filipinos to suicide.
Nairobi's Kenyatta National Hospital decries "untrue" claims and says no incidents have been reported.
Accused of fraud over EU subsidies, Andrej Babis says the case against him is politically motivated.
The defence secretary says competition between great powers is now the primary focus.
St Petersburg police found arms stockpiled in a house - along with a crocodile.