Nigeria: Kidnapped US and Canadian citizens freedThe group is found during a joint police and army operation after they were kidnapped on Wednesday.
Syria: Turkey ground operation in Afrin begins ...President Erdogan says a ground operation against Kurdish fighters in Afrin has 'de facto' begun.
Top French chef Paul Bocuse dies at 91He is said to have died in his famous three-Michelin-starred restaurant near Lyon.
Syria conflict: 15 refugees found frozen to deathChildren were among the 15 people who died trying to cross from Syria into Lebanon in a snowstorm.
Turkey bus crash: Eleven killed in motorway acc...The bus taking families on a skiing trip crashed in the north-west in reportedly good road condit...
Asian wildlife trafficking 'kingpin' Boonchai B...Boonchai Bach is accused of heading of one Asia's biggest illegal wildlife smuggling networks.
Asahi Super Dry is ready for spring with new ch...Because it’s never too early to start planning what kind of beer to bring to this spring’s cherry...
Huge Brazil rubbish dump closes after six decadesIts closure is likely to have an impact on a nearby favela as many people there rely on scavenging.
New Zealand debates access to dead sea life foo...Should the public have the right to see which animals are being caught up in commercial fishing n...
France: Emmanuel Macron’s marvellous manoeuvres...The French president had enough reasons to keep smiling this week, writes the BBC's Hugh Schofield.