• Russia faces pressure over Syria deaths
Pressure increases on Russia over civilian deaths in air strikes in Syria, with France and the United States urging greater caution.
• Al-Shabab claims Somalia plane attack
Somalia's main Islamist militant group al-Shabab says it carried out a bomb attack on a passenger plane that blew a huge hole in its fuselage.
• Earth's rarest minerals catalogued
Scientists categorise the Earth's rarest minerals with some so rare that the total global supply could fit in a thimble.
• Russia PM: 'We have slid into cold war'
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says "we have slid into a new cold war", with Nato and some countries describing Moscow as "the worst threat".
• Pope in historic Russia church talks
Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill call for restored Christian unity between the two churches at historic talks in Cuba.
• Doctors side with Australia asylum baby
Protesters gather at a Brisbane hospital in support of doctors refusing to discharge an asylum seeker baby facing deportation to an offshore immigration camp.
• Brazil deploys soldiers over Zika virus
More than 200,000 Brazilian soldiers are sent across the country to warn people of the risks of the Zika virus.
• Pakistan denounces Valentine's Day
Pakistan's president denounces St Valentine's Day, saying the festival has no connection with Pakistani culture and should be avoided.
• US wants 'strong UK in strong EU'
The US has a "profound interest" in a strong UK staying in a strong European Union, says US Secretary of State John Kerry.
• Bill Murray 'throws phones from bar'
Hollywood actor Bill Murray offers to reimburse drinkers after allegedly throwing their mobile phones from a rooftop bar after they tried to take photos.
• India PM in 'happy birthday' gaffe
Afghanistan's president takes to Twitter to correct India's leader - who had wished him happy birthday on the wrong day.
• NZ beach crowdfund bid hits target
A crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to bid for a private New Zealand beach for public use hits its target - bidders now face a wait to see if they are successful.
• VIDEO: Civilians starve as bombs fall in Syria
Doubts mount over international agreement to cease some of the hostilities in Syria.
• VIDEO: Creeping paralysis fear for Zika patients
The Zika virus has moved north to Colombia where it is being linked by some doctors to cases of paralysis.
• VIDEO: Obama’s Valentine poem for his wife
US President Barack Obama appears on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and is surprised by a Valentine poem from his wife Michelle
• VIDEO: Medieval boat raised from riverbed
A medieval ship has been raised from a riverbed in the Netherlands where it has rested untouched for 500 years.
• VIDEO: Life on board a nuclear submarine
The BBC's Scotland editor Sarah Smith is granted rare access onboard one of Britain's Trident nuclear submarines.
• VIDEO: Woman and toddler saved from sinking car
Video has emerged showing the dramatic rescue of a woman and her child after her car went into a canal in Amsterdam.
• VIDEO: Greg James finishes his five triathlons
Radio 1 DJ Greg James finished five triathlons in five days in five cities.
• VIDEO: Pope Francis visits Cuba and Mexico
Pope Francis is in Mexico for a week-long trip.
• VIDEO: Why Pope and Patriarch meeting matters
As the leaders of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches meet for the first time in 1,000 years, Sarah Rainsford assesses what it means to followers of both in Moscow.
• VIDEO: Paedophiles use Facebook to swap images
Paedophiles are using secret groups on Facebook to post and swap obscene images of children, the BBC has found.
• Is Google feeling unloved?
Google - like other tech giants - is feeling the strain as it tries to combine its founding ethos with its status as a multi-million dollar public company.
• Syria war: Tide turns Assad's way
After six months of Russian air strikes on pro-US rebels, the scales have tipped dramatically in favour of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, says Middle East analyst Fawaz A Gerges.
• VIDEO: Who is Russia's Patriarch Kirill?
The Russian Orthodox Church leader is in Cuba for an historic meeting with Pope Francis. BBC Monitoring profiles Patriarch Kirill.
• Is there such a thing as a 'black vote?'
Is there such a thing as a 'black vote?' We take a look at support for Bernie Sanders v Hillary Clinton in the lead-up to the South Carolina primary.
• Oil prices soar on hopes of output cut
Oil prices surged as much as 12% on Friday after fresh suggestions that Opec nations were set to cut oil production.
• Deutsche Bank announces bond buyback
Deutsche Bank announces that it is to buy back more than $5bn (£3.5bn) of its own debt.
• Women write better code, study suggests
Computer code written by women has a higher approval rating than that written by men - but only if it is not obvious that the coders are female, new research suggests.
• Paedophiles use Facebook to swap images
Paedophiles are using secret groups on Facebook to post and swap obscene images of children, a BBC investigation finds.
• Coldplay sales surge after Super Bowl
The band's A Head Full Of Dreams tops the album chart for the first time after their performance at the Super Bowl.
• Harry Potter: Cursed Child tops charts
The script from the forthcoming Harry Potter play leaps to the top of the book bestseller list, a day after its July release was announced.
• US scientists warn on 'dustbowl' risk
US scientists have modelled how a 1930s-like "dustbowl" drought might impact American agriculture today, and found it to be just as damaging.
• Gravitational waves: Numbers don't do them justice
Jonathan Amos reflects on the significance of Thursday’s announcement – and the mind-boggling scale of the black hole merger itself.
• Alzheimer's preventative drug hope
Cambridge scientists have detected a number of drugs which could help protect against Alzheimer's disease, acting like statins for the brain.
• 'Strongest evidence' of Zika effect
One of the US's most senior public health officials reveals the "strongest evidence to date" of the effect on babies of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
• Wales 27-23 Scotland
Wales produce a late surge to earn their first win of the 2016 Six Nations by 27-23 against a battling Scotland in Cardiff.
• Real Madrid 4-2 Athletic Bilbao
Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 4-2 to go a point behind league leaders Barcelona.
• Wall writings on Apollo 11 revealed
Following extensive digital scans and high resolution photography of the Apollo 11 command module, a number of markings have come to light, including a calendar drawn onto the walls.
• China's curious cult of the mango
Benjamin Ramm discovers a period during China's Cultural Revolution when the country was gripped by a mania for mangoes.
• Uganda's leader in poll debate U-turn
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is to take part in his first televised debate ahead of Thursday's poll after earlier saying such events were for schoolchildren.
• Top Kenyan wins key war crimes ruling
International judges in the case of Kenyan Vice-President William Ruto disallow the use of recanted witness statements.
• Australian PM announces new frontbench
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has reshuffled his cabinet following the departure of five ministers and ahead of a federal election.
• S Korea missile plan 'threatens China'
China's foreign minister says a planned US missile defence system to protect South Korea from the North could also be used to target China.
• 'I'm 2-0 up in match against cancer'
Netherlands, Ajax and Barcelona great Johan Cruyff says he feels "2-0 up in a match" against lung cancer.
• EU gives Greece deadline on borders
The European Union gives Greece three months to fix border controls in a move that could allow other Schengen states to maintain internal controls.
• Venezuela leader's foes move to oust him
The new opposition-controlled National Assembly in Venezuela plans to speed up moves to oust the government of Nicolas Maduro as economic woes deepen.
• Mexico prison riot leaves 49 dead
A battle between rival groups at a prison near Monterrey in northern Mexico leaves 49 people dead and 12 injured, state officials say.
• Funeral for student killed in Cairo
The funeral of Giulio Regeni, a Cambridge student found dead in Egypt, has been held in his home town in Italy.
• Shooting at Saudi office 'kills six'
An attacker has opened fire at an education department office in Saudi Arabia's southern Jazan province, killing six employees, officials have said.
• Clinton and Sanders clash over Obama
Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clash over their support for the president in their first debate since the New Hampshire primary.
• Man missing 30 years remembers identity
A Canadian man who suffered a head injury and went missing for 30 years is set to be reunited with his family after remembering his identity.
• Week in pictures
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world taken over the past week.
• Inside the Padmini taxis of Mumbai
Inside the Padmini taxis of Mumbai
• Life as the mother of the Columbine killer
The mother of one of the Columbine shooters breaks her silence
• Colombia: A nation in panic over Zika
Colombia's experience of the Zika virus
• Why tourists are shunning a beautiful Italian island
Why tourists have stopped visiting a beautiful Italian island
• Photographs of Dublin in rubble
The story told by rare photos of the 1916 Easter Rising
• The blind boy who learned to see with sound
The blind boy who learned to find his way around using echoes
• VIDEO: How Beyonce got political, in 60 seconds
The pop star's journey to 'Black Lives Matter,' in 60 seconds
• 10 things we didn't know last week
Horses can tell when you're angry, and more news nuggets
• The Indian granny who left thousands teary-eyed
The 78-year-old celebrity model who left thousands teary-eyed
• Seven things to know about Einstein
Surprising things about the man synonymous with genius
• Erasing Franco's memory one street at a time
Why Spain is changing embarrassing street names