Despite the international treaty that bans land mines, casualties from such weapons rose to more than 8,600 in 2016, the highest since 1999.
Welcome to the world of the haiku bar trail. Matsuyama, Japan, is celebrating its 19th-century haiku poet, Masaoka Shiki, who coined the term haiku, with related events.
With the central banks of the United States and Britain raising rates, the European Central Bank turns its attention to the year ahead and how fast it should roll back stimulus.
Dan Johnson, from Kentucky, died from a single gunshot after stopping his car on a remote bridge.
The secretary of state appears to have been contradicted by the White House and his own department.
An Australian is the fourth foreigner jailed for using fake passes to bring fans into a Singapore gig.
Hollywood star Salma Hayek has become the latest actress to speak out against film producer Harvey Weinstein, accusing him of sexual harassment and branding him a "monster".
A cake will be cut and there will be gifts for the "birthday girl", India's oldest living chimpanzee.
Scientists stitch together decades of survey data to reveal a hidden world of mountains and canyons.
Gavin Lee presents the key players in the election, with the help of some rather colourful figurines.
Nawal al-Maghafi finds the clashes between former allies in the civil war have destroyed parts of Sanaa.
Why are girls dropping out of school in the Indian prime minister's home state? The BBC and four women bikers hit the election trail to find out.
Online critics said she didn't look right for K-pop, but Amber Liu from girl group f(x) is fighting back.
In 1980, North Korea forced a US soldier and a kidnapped Japanese girl to marry. This is their story.
The BBC's Africa editor Fergal Keane travels to a land littered with tears and mass graves.
Rebel Conservative lawmakers joined opposition lawmakers in a 309 to 305 vote to insist on a formal vote on Britain’s plans to withdraw from the European Union.
This week’s newsletter looks at Australia’s struggle to define where it stands with China, and why the debate has become so intense.
A parliamentary committee also said a woman should be able to terminate a pregnancy up to the 12th week.
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
Jorge Glas is the highest-ranking politician to be convicted in the Odebrecht scandal.
A court rejects a couple's complaints and says the bells in Wädenswil can peal through the night.
The British Columbia Securities Commission said Paul Se Hui Oei, a prominent immigration consultant, swindled millions of dollars from investors.
The actress is the latest to come forward with allegations against the Hollywood mogul.
Campaigners say the life sentences are a sign that impunity for sexual violence is ending.
Months after security forces swept through Rakhine State, setting of an exodus of refugees, the residents who remain have become paralyzed by fear and deprivation.
The San Fernando Valley pursuit ended in a rather unexpected way.
The Trump administration’s reaction to the disputed election in Honduras could create ripple effects throughout Latin America.
Officials say Lyle Jeffs sold his followers' food stamps to pay for his expensive lifestyle.
It was only the latest example of a public rift between the president and his chief diplomat over North Korea.
Leaders of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation called President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital dangerous and illegal.
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