Obamacare: Texas court rules key health law is unconstitutional
The challenge from a coalition of 20 US states is now likely to go to the US Supreme Court.
Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israeli capital
PM Scott Morrison says Australia will not immediately move its embassy from Tel Aviv.
Brexit latest: I'm confused... what just happened?
Are you not sure what happened in the UK this week? You're not alone. Here's a handy debrief.
Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka's disputed PM resigns amid crisis
Mahinda Rajapaksa's resignation could bring to an end weeks of political crisis.
Smart ships using the wind and air bubbles to save fuel
Clever ways to make ships more efficient, including blowing tiny bubbles under their hulls.
Katowice UN climate talks extended due to sticking points
Rows continue over the issue of paying poorer countries for damages caused by rising temperatures.
Ukraine Orthodox priests to establish independent church
The move angers the Russian Orthodox Church, which sees Ukraine's parishes as under its jurisdiction.
Johnson & Johnson shares drop after asbestos report
Shares drop as Reuters study says firm knew asbestos "lurked" in its talcum powder for decades.
Trump names new acting chief of staff
Mick Mulvaney will be acting White House chief of staff, replacing General John Kelly.
Nigerian military lifts Unicef ban after 'spy' row
The army earlier accused the UN children's agency of spying for Islamists in north-eastern Nigeria.
Children hurt in Lisbon tram crash
A tram derails and overturns in the Portuguese capital, but no serious injuries are reported.
Shakira: Colombian pop star accused of tax evasion in Spain
Prosecutors allege the pop singer failed to pay more than $16.3m in taxes between 2012 and 2014.
Yemen war: Firing in Hudaydah raises fears for new truce
Only a day after warring parties agreed a ceasefire, residents hear shelling in Hudaydah port.
Black Lives Matter co-founder Opal Tometi on her Nigerian inspiration for the movement
Opal Tometi, who co-founded the movement, says visiting Nigeria as a child changed her life.
LGBTQ Christmas charity sends cards to the lonely
We all like getting Christmas post, but what if you didn't have anyone to send you so much as a card?
Week in pictures: 8 - 14 December 2018
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Juncker explains 'nebulous' remark
Jean-Claude Juncker has spoken about his exchange with Theresa May following his comments about her proposals.
Royal Family: Christmas card images by Harry, Meghan, William and Kate
A new wedding picture of Harry and Meghan and a family snap of the Cambridges are among the greetings.
Miss USA sorry for offending contestants over lack of English
A beauty queen's comments and apology about non-English speaking contestants causes a stir on social media.
Strasbourg shooting: Why known extremists can carry out terror attacks
It's often the case that jihadist attacks are carried out by individuals already identified as a risk.
How Putin's Russia turned humour into a weapon
Russia's government wants people to have a laugh - as long as it's at its opponents' expense, and not Mr Putin's.
North Korea's high-tech pursuits: Propaganda or progress?
North Korea is trying to develop civilian technologies but can it become an innovation powerhouse?
Yemen war: Can ceasefire deal finally bring peace?
Yemen's truce deal is fraught with risk, but it brings the country a step to closer to elusive peace.
DR Congo elections: Why do voters mistrust electronic voting?
DR Congo is using e-voting for the first time, but is it a secure system?
What's knocked markets off course?
Financial markets had seen smooth sailing in recent years. But it looks like that's over.
The fight over the Indian baby born in a bank queue
Two-year-old Khazanchi is at the centre of a fight involving two families, villages and politicians.
Man City's De Bruyne was 'exhausted' last season - Guardiola
Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne finished last season "exhausted", according to his manager Pep Guardiola.
Levein 'embarrased' by defeat and says Hearts made Livi 'look like PSG'
Craig Levein is "embarrassed" at his side's 5-0 defeat by Livingston and says they made the hosts look like Paris St-Germain.
Sterling comments 'a game changer' on racism in football
BBC Sport's Hugh Woozencroft debates with three black sports journalists the issues raised by Raheem Sterling's comments on race, football and the media.
Laura Kenny, Katie Archibald, Neah Evans and Ellie Dickinson win gold in women's team pursuit
Laura Kenny, Katie Archibald, Neah Evans and Ellie Dickinson win gold in the women's team pursuit at the World Track Cycling World Cup in London.
'He doesn't make many mistakes but I could get to him' - Fielding ready to upset Alvarez
Rocky Fielding says he will relish the chance to upset the odds when he takes on Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez at Madison Square Gardens.
Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year 2018
Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is voted the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2018.
Why women in South Korea are cutting 'the corset'
A growing number of young women in South Korea are challenging long-held beauty ideals.
YouTube Rewind 2018 becomes site's second-most disliked video
YouTube's annual recap becomes the website's second-most disliked video of all-time with 6.8M dislikes.
Called the wrong name at work? Awkward...
What should you do when someone gets your name wrong in the professional sphere?
Mrs Wilson: Still searching for the real Alexander Wilson
As the BBC drama Mrs Wilson ends, Alexander Wilson's family don't know what to believe, his grandson writes.
Triple child murders: The lodger who destroyed a family
David McGreavy murdered and mutilated three young children 45 years ago, a crime that remains as shocking as it was inexplicable.
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