Former NI deputy first minister says ill health is a factor in his decision.
Troops cross the border as Adama Barrow is sworn in to replace Yahya Jammeh, who refuses to resign.
Fears grow for some 30 people buried under snow and debris at a hotel, with two deaths confirmed.
The scion of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical giant has known the president-elect for years.
It is understood the victims, including a newborn baby, had been on a pilgrimage to Mecca.
The device has been dredged up from the river and is being investigated by police.
Theresa May has had 'positive' discussions with banks about their future presence in London, she told the BBC.
A mother and her ex-partner are sentenced to 13 years each over the death of Poppy Widdison.
The rise will add nearly £200 a Band D bill, bringing it to about £1,500.
Kanye West won't appear at Donald Trump's "traditionally American" inauguration, the organiser says.
The future of thousands of free cash machines is in doubt as bankers demand a cut in the cost of running the Link network.
Chelsea Manning says thanks "for giving me a chance" after the president commutes sentence for leaking.
Scientists say ants can plot a route home even when travelling backwards.
Aerial footage reveals the wall of snow blocking rescuers from reaching a hotel engulfed by an avalanche in central Italy.
A landmark high-rise building in the Iranian capital, Tehran, collapses after being engulfed by fire.
Donald Trump persuaded wife Melania to address a group of supporters at a lunch in Washington.
A US youth frisbee team used a mobile phone to film a frisbee crossing a frozen lake in the wind. Here's what happened.
President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman denies any Russian government involvement in hacking to influence the 2017 US election result.
A series of TV adverts featuring dancing builders and businessmen wearing hot pants prompted the most complaints last year.
A girl, who was kidnapped as a baby 18 years ago, has defended the woman who took her from a Florida hospital.
A look back the the career of former deputy first minister, Martin McGuinness.
BBC coverage of latest developments as suspect in Berlin market attack is shot dead in Milan.
Jessie Bellham, who stuffed the stolen Dunelm shade in his trousers, is sentenced for his troubles.
Chandeliers and suits of armour are just some of the features being dusted down.
What the chief executive's relationship with alcohol reveals about the occupants of the White House.
The BBC's Kevin Connolly gauges reaction in the European Parliament to the UK PM's Brexit pledges.
The Yiwu-to-Barking express is the newest way to send your freight from China to Europe.
As new-style secondary school league tables for England are published, we go through the changes.
Scientists have shortlisted three little-known diseases that they think could become the next global health emergency.
The Gambia is in crisis, with Senegalese troops having entered the country in support of Adama Barrow after long-time leader Yahya Jammeh refused to cede power.
After mould is reportedly found in the popular children's toy - should parents be worried?
Free trade has been a dominant part of the post-WW2 global economy, but it is now being challenged.
Theresa May says she wants an agreement with the customs union but not full membership.
Plane crashes in residential areas are extremely rare, largely because of the skill of pilots in a crisis.
Photographs from inside a Turkish pigeon auction in Sanliurfa.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Photographer John Vink captures the work behind the scenes keeping the ski slopes open at Saint Sorlin d'Arves in France.
Brilliant centuries from Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni give India a series-clinching 15-run win over England in a thrilling second ODI.
Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Neil Robertson 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the Masters at Alexandra Palace.
Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is expected to be out for six weeks with an ankle ligament injury.
Naima Houder-Mohammed believed Robert O Young, the father of the alkaline diet, could cure her. It didn't turn out as she hoped.
It's not just a courgette crisis - supplies of tomatoes, lettuce and more are hit by Europe's big freeze.
Every day, Miqdaad Versi searches newspapers looking for errors concerning Muslims and Islam, looking to challenge them.
Throughout his time in the White House, Michelle Obama's personal hairdresser has become a flamboyant social media star.
Why is it that the NHS always seems to be short of staff, and is there anything that can be done to resolve the problem?
Hong Kong has spent 20 years under Chinese sovereignty. What's changed?
An attack on a Turkish nightclub revives a debate over whether the country's secular side is under threat.
The vegan aiming to make the perfect meatless burger to please even "the hardcore meat lover".
The BBC's Jonathan Head looks into why Thailand's roads are among the most lethal in the world.
Donald Trump's mother Mary Anne MacLeod grew up on the Hebridean island of Lewis.
The world watches as Mr Trump is sworn in as the 45th US president on 20 January.
Donald Trump has put together a star-studded line-up for his official inauguration celebrations.
People in the US describe their feelings about going to Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington DC
The businessman's surprise win in the US election has already had a major impact on the world.
The second of two animated opinion pieces for BBC Newsnight looking ahead to Donald Trump's presidency. British-American author and blogger Andrew Sullivan argues there are lessons to be learnt from Plato.
What are the checks on a US president launching a strategic nuclear strike?