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Rigopiano avalanche: Ten found alive in Italy hotel after two days
Two children are among 10 survivors found after an avalanche buried a hotel in central Italy.

Syria: IS destroys part of Palmyra's Roman Theatre
IS militants destroy part of the Roman Theatre's facade and a nearby monument.

Gambia crisis: Jammeh misses second deadline to step down
The latest deadline for Yahya Jammeh to cede power to his elected successor has passed.

PIP breast implants: French court tells TUV to pay damages
German safety body TUV is told to pay hefty compensation over the PIP breast implant scandal.

El Chapo: Drug lord Joaquin Guzman extradited from Mexico to US
Joaquin Guzman is flown to New York charged with money laundering and drug trafficking.

East Timor punished for changing birth certificates to hire Brazilian players
The national team of East Timor is found to have fielded 12 ineligible Brazilian players across as many as 36 matches after changing birth and baptism documents.

Japan fortune teller 'ordered to pay' client forced into prostitution
Woman was forced to believe that she could repay a debt only by becoming a sex worker, reports say.

US frisbee team captures frozen lake crossing
Unusual mobile phone footage shows the frisbee skittering across the ice in the US.

'Huge leap' in prostate cancer testing
A quarter of men "could be spared invasive prostate biopsies" if gland was scanned first.

China's economy grows 6.7% in 2016
The figure meets Beijing's forecasts, but some say growth is slower than the official data suggests.

Melbourne car deaths: Four killed as driver strikes pedestrians
Four people including a young child are killed, but police say it is not a terror attack.

British man dies working on Qatar 2022 World Cup stadium
The 40-year old Briton fell from a platform while working on the Khalifa International Stadium.

Man killed by crocodile in Australia's Northern Territory
A man is taken by a 3.3m (11ft) crocodile after ignoring signs at a "notorious" crossing, police say.

Survivors pulled from avalanche hotel after two days
Rescue workers cheer as they pulled the first survivors from the buried ruins of the Italian hotel.

Melbourne car deaths: Mobile footage shows driver
A bystander films the driver of a car arrested in Melbourne in connection with the death of three pedestrians struck by a vehicle.

Russian TV chief labels US intelligence report 'a joke'
The editor-in-chief of Russia's state broadcaster RT has defended its coverage of the US election campaign.

Past presidents taking the oath of office
Before you can become commander in chief, you must first take the oath of office.

Turnips pummell Jarramplas at annual Spanish festival
People at a festival in Piornal in Spain throw turnips at a character called Jarramplas, who represents a cattle thief in folklore.

Utah couple's life transformed by quadruplets
Ashley and Tyson Gardner had two sets of identical twins by IVF.

Tight security for El Chapo extradition
Notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been extradited to the US under tight security.

Tottenham Hotspur stadium: Five facts about Spurs' new home ground
Tottenham Hotspur have revealed images of the club's new stadium which is being built in north London.

Woody Harrelson shoots live movie hours after 'WW2 bomb' discovery
Woody Harrelson says he has no intention of making another live movie like Lost in London.

LGBT dance party staged outside incoming US vice-president Mike Pence's house
Activists unhappy about Mike Pence becoming US vice-president danced to Beyonce and Whitney Houston outside his house.

Jonathan Head: Should Malaysia fund new MH370 search?
Might the search for missing airliner MH370 resume, and if so who would pay for it?

Viewpoint: Obama got balance right with Manning
Former US Assistant Secretary of State PJ Crowley says Barack Obama was right to cut Chelsea Manning's sentence.

Ben Wright: Teetotal Trump and the drinking presidents
What the chief executive's relationship with alcohol reveals about the occupants of the White House.

The perils of reporting on China's GDP
China GDP: A compilation of Chinese whispers?

Gambia political crisis: What happens next?
The Gambia is in crisis, with long-time leader Yahya Jammeh refusing to step down and allow the elected leader to take power.

Virus lottery: What could be next epidemic?
Scientists have shortlisted three little-known diseases that they think could become the next global health emergency.

Sophie the Giraffe: How safe is it?
After mould is reportedly found in the popular children's toy - should parents be worried?

How often do planes fall on houses?
Plane crashes in residential areas are extremely rare, largely because of the skill of pilots in a crisis.

Is free trade good or bad?
Free trade has been a dominant part of the post-WW2 global economy, but it is now being challenged.

Lords of the ruins
Photographs taken by BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen as he takes a journey through eastern Aleppo's largely deserted streets.

Africa's top shots
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

In pictures: Prize pigeons
Photographs from inside a Turkish pigeon auction in Sanliurfa.

Week in pictures: 7-13 January 2017
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Australian Open 2017: Dan Evans joins Andy Murray in fourth round
Dan Evans joins Andy Murray in the last 16 of the Australian Open with a brilliant win over Australia's Bernard Tomic.

England: Alex Hales to miss rest of India tour through injury
England opener Alex Hales will miss the remainder of the tour of India after suffering a hand fracture.

Australian Open: Roger Federer eases past Tomas Berdych in third round
Roger Federer puts on a dominant display to beat 10th seed Tomas Berdych 6-2 6-4 6-4 in the third round of the Australian Open.

Six Nations 2017: England include Mike Williams, Nathan Catt and Alex Lozowski
Defending champions England name three uncapped players in their Six Nations squad, and also recall Maro Itoje and James Haskell after injury.

Borderline behaviour
A website is juxtaposing selfie-takers at a Holocaust memorial with concentration camp scenes, but is there a right way to behave at such sites?

Getting it right
When children in Shanghai took part in the Pisa tests of educational attainment, the world was shocked by their maths results. Should the rest of the world be teaching maths the same way?

'Martyrs of marriage'
In India, where crimes against women are rampant, a female activist speaks up for harassed men.

7 days quiz
A weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

The granny solution
In France, some students are snapping up cheap rents in exchange for helping old people out in their homes

Finding home
The man whose Google Earth hunt inspired a Hollywood film says his life has changed once more.

Happy hookah
Lebanon's capital Beirut has had a troubled past, but it's now becoming the Middle East's tech hub.

Intimate questions
A transgender woman who offered people the chance to ask "invasive questions" on an internet forum has been overwhelmed by the response.

'I saw dead children'
An eyewitness relives the horror of an erroneous bombing by Nigeria's military of a camp for displaced people.

'Born to move'
Many of the bosses at the World Economic Forum in Davos are not just obsessed by corporate success, but also physical fitness.

Alkaline swindle
Naima Houder-Mohammed believed Robert O Young, the father of the alkaline diet, could cure her. It didn't turn out as she hoped.

Inauguration: Violent protests in Washington DC
Windows were smashed during protests in Washington DC as President-elect Donald Trump was due to be sworn in.

Black marching band braves backlash
The only black college marching band to play at the Trump inauguration reaches Washington, braving an intense backlash.

The improbable rise of Donald Trump
Long before Donald Trump became US president, he was just "The Donald" - a larger than life celebrity and real estate tycoon.

Ways world could change
Seven ways Donald Trump's presidency could change the US and its relationship with the world.

Trump's Ford deal dashes Mexican villagers' dreams
Villa de Reyes' dreams of a better future have been dashed by the incoming US president.

Why are Democrats boycotting?
More than 50 House Democrats are boycotting Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony amid a feud between the president-elect and civil rights activist John Lewis.

Trump inauguration: Where next president stands on key issues
From tax to health, to immigration to foreign policy, here is where next US President Donald Trump stands on key issues.



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