The North Korean leader proposed talks with South Korea to discuss the North’s participation in the Winter Games, and boasted of having a “nuclear button” on his desk.
The BBC's global science correspondent, Rebecca Morelle, reveals what to watch out for in the new year.
The chief executive of a FTSE 100 company and an 11-year-old girl were among five Britons killed when a seaplane crashed near Sydney hours before New Year's Eve celebrations.
UN peacekeeper Major Michelle Kayanda from Zambia tells us about life as a female peacekeeper in the Central African Republic.
Social media firms face huge fines if they let hate speech linger on their networks, warn German authorities.
A rare collection spanning more than two million years captures key moments in India's past.
BBC News looks ahead to some of the biggest science and environment stories coming up in 2018.
Most people have broken their resolutions by mid-January. Can you take steps to make them last?
President Maduro announces the hike despite the country's economic turmoil.
The Costa Rican government said the crash took place in the mountainous area of Punta Islita, a tourist destination about 140 miles west of the capital, San José.
A plane carrying foreign tourists has crashed in Costa Rica, killing all 12 people on board.
Kim Jong Un has used his New Year message to warn the US that he has a "nuclear button" on his desk that is always in reach.
From Sydney to New York, the world celebrates the last hours of 2017 - and the start of a new year.
As midnight struck from East to West, revelers welcomed 2018 with fireworks, festivities, food, drinks and dancing. (And hundreds of weddings.)
Most of the victims were foreigners, local media say.
President Hassan Rouhani breaks silence after four days of angry demonstrations across Iran.
Slobodan Praljak's poison could not have been found without specific intelligence, a judge says.
The authorities say the rules are intended to make kosher and halal slaughtering more humane, but some Jews and Muslims say they feel singled out.
He thought it was a fight, then the two Perth lifeguards showed up.
The Palestinians recall their envoy to the US following Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
A total of seven people were shot when police responded to an early morning domestic call-out.
“I have nightmares that the military is chasing me,” says a 12-year-old who fled Myanmar. For hundreds of thousands like her, the horror isn’t over.
Beijing is on the front line of a battle that could be coming soon to a street near you.
The attacker, who was on foot, set off explosives in his vest among mourners gathered for the funeral of a former district chief at a cemetery in Nangarhar Province.
In her New Year’s address, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany promised to work swiftly on a new coalition, and to help heal rifts in society.
Police in Colorado say seven people, including five officers, have been shot while responding to an emergency call.
Two people are reported to have been shot dead outside a church in the capital Kinshasa.
Defying Washington, a NATO ally hosts North Korean laborers, showing how difficult it is to sever the nuclear pariah state from the global economy.
The move to drop the tax from 5% to 2% will further threaten the animal's population, campaigners say.
Telegram and Instagram were used to organise three days of anti-establishment protests.
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