The government continues to bombard the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, a day after 120 people were killed.
There was a four-fold increase in cases in 2017 compared with the previous year.
The Japanese man can now pursue custody of 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers.
The storm, which caused widespread damage in Tonga and Fiji last week, has now hit New Zealand.
Iranian state TV airs footage that it says shows the plane, which went down with 66 people on board.
MPs will hold a full inquiry into sexual misconduct in the aid sector, as Oxfam says 26 new cases are reported.
Liu Wen was accused of betraying her Chinese heritage by wishing fans a happy "Lunar New Year".
Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir hold their nerve to become Olympic ice dance champions for a second time.
A court says the ex-president's recent pardon will not count in a case involving six dead farmers.
Messages containing a letter from India's Telugu language caused devices to crash.
Three men from Naples vanished on New Year's Eve after reportedly being detained by police.
Slovenia ice hockey player Ziga Jeglic accepts an anti-doping rule violation and is suspended from the 2018 Winter Olympics.
The trip is designed to warn people about the dangers of illegal crossings, say the owners.
Relatives of passengers on board the missing plane that crashed in Iran are questioning the rescue efforts. All 66 people on the flight are feared dead.
Falluja was ruined in the battle against the Islamic State group - meet the mayor picking up the pieces.
Mozambique rubbish dump collapse kills at least 17 people, crushing five homes in the night.
A team of engineers trek into the remote region to bring a community electricity for the first time.
US and South Korean soldiers learn essential jungle survival skills in Thailand.
Jeffrey Kong creates objects using Lego. He says it can be used as a form of self-expression
Elizabeth Swaney made it to the Olympics via a loophole; hilarious and inspirational or just unfair?
The Australian Taxation Office orders workers to monitor others for inefficient behaviour.
President issues decree doing away with much-maligned apostrophes introduced last year.
A Russian art project in the shape of a burning gothic building prompts a heated debate on art and religion.
China's capital city is trialling a scheme that asks people to pay to ride up and down in lifts.
A grieving mother sheds some light on Russia's secret mercenary war in Syria.
Warm words have raised expectations of improved relations between the two countries.
The Office is to get an Indian spin-off - we take a look at the different versions of Ricky Gervais's hit sitcom.
Fish farming is big business and producers are adopting new technologies to expand and cut costs.
Why former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori's controversial career divided a nation.
Fundraisers defend AR-15 giveaway in the wake of last week's Florida high school shooting.
Two women are airlifted to hospital after being found at Worm's Head on the Gower Peninsula.
More than 3,000 cases of physical trauma have been investigated across Wales in three years.
Basil the collie cross is reunited with his owners after being abseiled to safety.
Carew, who declared on 18-1 to deny Cresselly the Pembrokeshire League title last season, are drawn against their rivals in the National Village Cup.
Dan Biggar returns at fly-half for Wales against Ireland in a team showing three changes from the Six Nations defeat by England.
Potential plans to demolish the council-owned building are part of £1m savings package.
Historian Norma Gregory hopes to uncover a hidden history of black miners working in south Wales.
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock accuses Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola of talking "hot air" after Fabian Delph's red card at Wigan.
Teenager snooker sensation Jackson Page will compete in the Welsh Open after being called up to replace Joe Swail.
Team Sky's Luke Rowe will ride in the Abu Dhabi Tour on 21 February - just over six months after breaking his leg.
Chelsea Lewis reverses her decision to take a break from international netball and could play for Wales at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Midfielder Jess Fishlock says Sunday's historic Grand Final victory for Melbourne City is a career highlight.
Damian Green doesn't think he acted inappropriately towards journalist Kate Maltby
Model Chloe Ayling revisits the place she was allegedly held after being lured to Milan.
James Beardwell won praise after being filmed supporting Witham Town FC.
Singer Cheryl has opened a youth centre in her home town of Newcastle in a joint venture with The Prince's Trust.
Nine-year-old Lola is about to unleash her secret weapon at a skateboarding competition.
A 1960s shopping and residential building is knocked down as part of a £25m regeneration.
Liv Moore recalls the moment a man took a photograph while she was on the Tube with her parents.
As a poll finds "worrying attitudes" among employers, three mums tell the BBC about their experiences.
With more than 200 regional papers having closed since 2005, the government has launched a review of the industry.
Customers react as KFC closes 562 restaurants after problems with a supplier caused a chicken shortage.
Officers filmed their arrest of the geophysicist after a four-year hunt involving the FBI, British police and Europol.
Gary Cliffe's disturbing account of the abuse he suffered at the hands of Barry Bennell.
Theresa May tells the BBC's political editor that she wants to ensure the education funding system is fair to students and to taxpayers.
Heart transplant patient Hannah Jones is reunited with her surgeon live on BBC Victoria Derbyshire.
Ahead of presenting the Brit Awards, Jack Whitehall reveals how his preparation is going.
The big Bafta winner this year, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri took home five awards.
From the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements to the films they made, the stars had a lot to say.