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Ukraine tension: US ‘lethal aid’ arrives in Kyiv amid border build-up

The first delivery of a security assistance package includes ammunition for “front line defenders”.

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Do Ukrainians and Russians believe a full-scale war is possible?

Amid growing fears of a Russian invasion, BBC correspondents gauge the public mood in Kyiv and Moscow.

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Jean-Jacques Savin: French adventurer dies crossing Atlantic Ocean

Jean-Jacques Savin, who was 75, had previously made the voyage in a large barrel.

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UN condemns deadly air strike on Yemen prison

A Saudi-led coalition denies it struck a detention centre on Friday, killing more than 70 people.

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam defends Covid hamster cull

Carrie Lam says the priority is to control the rise in cases partly caused by an outbreak in pet hamsters.

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Kiribati goes into first lockdown after Covid flight cases

Until last week, the remote island nation of Kiribati had recorded just two Covid cases.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger involved in Los Angeles car crash

The actor-politician was unhurt in the collision, as photos show a large SUV on top of other cars.

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Afghan women taken from their homes after speaking out

The BBC searches for an Afghan woman removed from her home after protesting against Taliban rule.

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Gabby Petito: Boyfriend of blogger ‘responsible’ for her murder

Brian Laundrie admitted in a journal to killing Gabby Petito during a cross-country trip, says the FBI.

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Fans sue Universal Pictures over film without Ana de Armas

The comedy Yesterday has the actress in the trailer, but not the movie itself – to the anger of fans.

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Search for monkey missing after US motorway crash

The monkey was being transported to a lab in Florida but escaped after the accident in Pennsylvania.

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Meat Loaf: What exactly is it that the singer would not do for love?

How I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) became one of rock’s biggest urban myths.

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Two Canadians shot dead at upscale Mexican resort

The incident began as an argument among guests, one of whom was the gunman, at the hotel near CancĂșn.

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Kenya’s River Yala: Mystery and heartbreak of the dead bodies

At least 19 corpses have been found dumped in western Kenya and relatives want to know how they died.

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Ukraine crisis: Long journey home to rebel-run Donetsk

One resident returns to their home city in rebel-held east Ukraine, as tensions with Russia rise.

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Yemen rebel attack on UAE throws challenge to the region

A fatal drone and missile strike raises questions about the war and security across the Middle East.

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Beijing Winter Olympics: Why are they controversial?

Winter Olympics host China is being criticised over its human rights record.

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Udupi hijab issue: The Indian girls fighting to wear hijab in college

Six Muslim students say they are not being allowed to attend classes because they wear headscarves.

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Week in pictures: 15 – 21 January 2022

A selection of powerful images from all over the globe, taken this week.

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Ros Atkins On… China’s zero-Covid dilemma

Ros Atkins examines China’s Covid elimination strategy, while others are learning to live with the virus.

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Gen Z marchers praying for an end to US abortion

The young activists are optimistic their movement’s long-cherished goal may be within reach.

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Ukraine tension: US and Russia hold ‘frank’ talks

Their top diplomats say they want to pursue dialogue as fears of Russian military action persist.

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Scores killed in Yemen prison air strike carnage

Rescue workers have been pulling bodies from rubble after the site was destroyed in an air strike.

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Meat Loaf: Stars pay tribute to ‘one-off’ Bat Out Of Hell singer

The Bat Out Of Hell singer is remembered by musicians including Cher, Brian May and Bonnie Tyler.

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Tonga: Survivor tells of sea escape from tsunami-struck island

Lisala Folau says he swam for more than a day, clinging to a log at sea, to survive the tsunami.

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Hong Kong: Secret rescue network to evade hamster Covid cull

An underground network of animal lovers is helping Hong Kong hamster owners avoid a government cull.

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Hanifa Abubakar: Nigeria outrage at Kano schoolgirl killing

Hanifa Abubakar was allegedly kidnapped for ransom and then killed by the owner of her school.

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US comic Louie Anderson dies aged 68

The stand-up comedian appeared in films including Coming to America and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

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Australian Open: Naomi Osaka out to Amanda Anisimova, Ashleigh Barty wins in Melbourne

Defending champion Naomi Osaka is out of the Australian Open after losing in the third round to American opponent Amanda Anisimova.

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American Airlines plane turns around mid-flight over mask row

An American Airlines plane bound for London turns around because a passenger refused to wear a mask.