BBC : International (209)

US helicopter part crashes on Japanese school in Okinawa

It's the latest incident angering locals who are calling for all US troops to leave the island.

Democrat defeats Moore in Alabama race

Doug Jones wins a Senate seat for Alabama after a bitter campaign against Trump-backed Roy Moore.

US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions, says Tillerson

But hours later the White House says Trump's views "had not changed" and N Korea must first disarm.

Alabama Senate election: Roy Moore faces verdict of voters

President Trump's populist brand faces a test as he backs a Republican accused of child abuse.

US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions, says Tillerson

"Let's just meet and let's talk about the weather," says US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Roy Moore faces verdict of voters in Alabama Senate election

President Trump's populist brand faces a test as he backs a Republican accused of child abuse.

New York bombing suspect Akayed Ullah warned Trump on Facebook

Akayed Ullah, 27, faces a series of terror charges over Monday's bus terminal attack in New York.

Donald Trump signs directive to send astronauts back to Moon

President Donald Trump said the new space program will lay the foundation for a mission to Mars.

France's National Front party charged over EU 'fake jobs'

The party is accused of claiming European Parliament cash for staff doing party work in France.

Trump accused of 'slut shaming' Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

The president said Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, "would do anything" for campaign cash.

Keaton Jones: Bullied boy's family faces backlash

The family of bullied Keaton Jones, who has had support from A-list celebs, is being accused of racism and money grabbing.

Austria gas plant burns after deadly explosion

A blast at Baumgarten, a major gas hub near Vienna, kills one, affecting Russian supplies to the EU.

Six given death penalty for India lynching

The victim was hacked to death on a busy road in broad daylight for marrying an upper caste woman.

Aharon Shteinman: Ultra-Orthodox spiritual leader dies in Israel

Rabbi Aharon Shteinman, 104, was regarded as "Gadol Hador" or "Leader of the Generation".

Trafficking of pills used by suicide bombers soars in Sahel

The UN's drugs agency warns smuggling of the opioid tramadol, used by Boko Haram, must be stopped.

Macron: Trump 'will change his mind' on climate accord

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he thinks the US is "extremely aggressive to decide on its own just to leave" the climate accord.

After Weinstein, Trump sexual misconduct accusers demand action

More than a dozen women have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. Now, in the moment of #MeToo, how do they feel?

Syrian army deserters on why they had to escape the civil war

Seif and Ghadir both deserted the "slavery" of the Syrian Army and fled the country.

Does this statue deserve a red card?

A wild-haired statue of footballing legend Maradona has been unveiled in India.

Hunting the shipwrecks of the slave trade

Marine archaeologists in Senegal are diving on the wrecks of ships used in the transatlantic slave trade.

France: Migrants at the frozen border

Migrants attempt to cross from Italy to France through the mountains in sub zero temperatures.

Nureyev debuts but director still under arrest

A ballet about the famous Soviet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, who defected to the West, premiered five months late.

Satoru Anzaki: Dying Japanese man throws 'end of life' party

Satoru Anzaki, who has terminal cancer, invited 1,000 people to the party to thank them and say goodbye.

Australian town plans 150th anniversary for incorrect year

The Queensland town of Charleville discovered it had inadvertently missed the anniversary.

Gambia denies hosting Russian imperial revival bid

Gambia denies reports that it will grant land for a Russian 'Romanov Empire' project.

'Face of climate change'

Images of a starving Canadian bear go viral - but all may not be as it appears.

'We can't go anywhere'

How militant violence has restricted the Hazara people to two districts of Quetta in Pakistan.

'Obey your husband'

"Career women don't end well' is one of the core messages taught to students who attend.

Rallying the right

Laurent Wauquiez will lead the Republicans as the party tries to pick up the pieces, writes the BBC's Hugh Schofield in Paris.

Reality Check

Does the crypto-currency Bitcoin really use more electricity than Ireland?

Alabama Senate race: Trump records message for Roy Moore

The vote could alter the balance of power in the Senate ahead of next year's mid-term elections.

Climate change: Trump will bring US back into Paris deal - Macron

But the French leader says he will not agree to a demand that America's terms should be negotiated.

New York Port Authority attack: Akayed Ullah 'inspired by IS'

The suspect tells police he chose the Manhattan bus station "because of its Christmas posters".

Charles Jenkins: US soldier who defected to North Korea dies

Charles Jenkins was detained for nearly 40 years and married a Japanese woman in captivity.

Alabama Senate race: Trump records message for Roy Moore

Roy Moore's Democratic opponent accuses him of hiding as Tuesday's US Senate race remains very close.

Charles Jenkins: US soldier who defected to North Korea dies

Charles Jenkins was among four US defectors in the 1960s who later became North Korean film stars.

Sam Dastyari: Australian senator to quit after China scrutiny

Sam Dastyari's resignation follows controversy over his dealings with a wealthy Chinese businessman.

Alabama Senate race: Trump records message for Roy Moore

Roy Moore's Democratic opponent accuses him of hiding as the race remains too close to call.

Putin announces Russian troop withdrawal from Syria during visit

Russia begins withdrawing some of its troops from Syria, as President Putin visits the country.

New York Port Authority attack: Man held after Manhattan blast

A Bangladeshi man is being held after a blast wounded several people at Port Authority bus terminal.

Alabama Senate race: Trump records robocall for Roy Moore

Roy Moore's Democratic opponent accuses him of hiding as the race remains too close to call.

New York Port Authority attack: Man held after Manhattan blast

A man is being held after an explosion that wounded four people at Port Authority bus terminal.

EU's Federica Mogherini rebuffs Netanyahu on Jerusalem

The EU says it will not recognise the city as Israel's capital before a final status peace deal.

Snow in Europe triggers transport chaos

Hundreds of flights are cancelled in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Trump sex harassment accusers demand congressional inquiry

Three women repeat claims the president groped, fondled, forcibly kissed and humiliated them.

Theresa May says Brexit deal 'good news' for all voters

Theresa May tells MPs the agreement should reassure both Leave and Remain supporters.

Russia's Putin visits Syria airbase and orders start of pullout

Russia's president visits troops in Syria, days after saying he will stand for re-election.

Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year

Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is voted the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017.

Irish DNA map reveals history's imprint

Scientists have unveiled a detailed genetic map of Ireland, revealing subtle DNA differences that may reflect historic events.

New York explosion at Manhattan bus terminal

A man is being held after an explosion that wounded four people at Port Authority bus terminal.