Police have reportedly made an arrest after a hoax emergency call led to an unarmed man being shot dead in a so-called "swatting" incident.
So-called Islamic State has said it was behind the supermarket blast, which injured several people.
Parents of a Lorde fan turned her request for concert tickets into a joke that delighted social media.
The entrepreneur behind the project hopes to give people somewhere safe to sleep in a city that bans material tents.
The 28-year-old was shot by police after his address was allegedly given to police in prank call.
New Year's Eve celebrations in Berlin will see a "safe zone" for women for the first time in the city's history.
About 4,000 people took part in the annual demonstration to mark the end of protests surrounding disputed 2009 presidential elections.
Mohammed Morsi has been detained since he was overthrown in 2013.
Her series of murder mystery 'alphabet' novels have been translated into 26 languages.
Workers on some of the highest electricity cables in the world give a new meaning to "power walking".
Krav Maga, which extols eye gouging and groin kicking, is a mainstay of military training and increasingly popular with civilians. Now, its founder’s disciples are sparring over who is the real grandmaster.
This year, 21 photographers captured the ways we present ourselves to the world.
Tashi Wangchuk, who was detained after appearing in a New York Times video about Tibetan language education, faces 15 years in prison for inciting separatism.
New regulations also prohibit double amputee and blind climbers from scaling the world's highest peak.
Crowds of government supporters take to the streets in pre-planned rallies, after days of protests.
Kazakh cowboys, while proud of providing their rapidly modernizing nation with a link to its nomadic past, rarely want their children to follow them onto the frigid steppes.
US President Donald Trump has warned Iran that the "world is watching" after two days of protests against the country's religious rulers.
Orphanages for Afghan children of jailed mothers meet part of the need, but funding cuts threaten their future and many others stay in prison.
The British broadcaster, once a bastion of “received pronunciation,” has learned that if it wants to reach new audiences, it needs to try new approaches.
British government memos, tweets and other documents find their way to the National Archives, with some released each year. Here’s a quirky look at Friday’s yield.
Karmichael Hunt was arrested in Brisbane after being found with a white powder, reports say.
The White House says Iran should respect the rights of protesters who have taken to the streets.
With news breaking at a relentless pace, you might have missed some terrific articles The New York Times published this year. Here’s a selection.
Plans by a Google sibling for a development where robots collect trash and heated paths melt snow have generated excitement. But its data-collection sensors have spurred privacy concerns.
Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene looks back at the African leaders who lost power in 2017.
Chronicling the life and times of India's first woman photojournalist Homai Vyarawalla.
Ina Makosi takes pictures of models in places covered in litter around Dakar to encourage local communities to pick up their trash.
It's the terrain and weather that claim soldiers' lives on the Siachen glacier, says Abid Hussain.
BBC News spent a day at St Pancras station and came across some real talent.
Was the remarkable 2017 hurricane season the worst ever? And did climate change play any part?
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