• Roy Moore defeat: Democrat Doug Jones wins in Alabama Senate upset  Doug Jones wins a Senate seat for Alabama after a bitter campaign against Trump-backed Roy Moore.    
  • US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions, says Tillerson  But hours later the White House says Trump's views "had not changed" and N Korea must first disarm.    
  • The road that tells the story of a country  Fergal Keane reveals the crisis in DR Congo's Kasai region, where millions face starvation.    
  • Husband accused of murder in high-profile Australia mystery  Borce Ristevski is accused of murdering his wife, Karen, whose disappearance baffled Australia.    
  • Warmer Arctic is the 'new normal'  The reliably frozen Arctic is history, say scientists who warn of an unprecedented rate of warming.    
  • Disney set to seal $60bn 21st Century Fox takeover  A sale of Rupert Murdoch's entertainment assets could be confirmed as soon as Thursday, reports say.    
  • New York bombing suspect Akayed Ullah warned Trump on Facebook  Akayed Ullah, 27, faces a series of terror charges over Monday's bus terminal attack in New York.    
  • Egypt singer jailed for 'inciting debauchery' in music video  Shyma, who was filmed eating a banana while in her underwear, is convicted of inciting debauchery.    
  • UK rebellion threat to key EU bill  Rebel MPs line up behind an amendment to guarantee Parliament a vote on the final Brexit deal.    
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi has critics in raptures  The latest film in the sci-fi saga gets glowing reviews ahead of its European premiere in London.    
  • Mexican Virgin of Guadalupe pilgrimage marred by deaths  The annual Virgin of Guadalupe pilgrimage in Mexico is marred by the deaths of 11 pilgrims.    
  • Google to open artificial intelligence centre in China  Silicon Valley giants are focusing heavily on artificial intelligence and its future applications.    
  • Tractor driver destroys six speed cameras on Germany rampage  Police say the 63-year-old caused thousands of euros worth of damage and they don't yet know why.    
  • 'Lonely gifs' by Motocross Saito celebrate solitude in Japan  An illustrator's creative gifs depicting solitary "calm in the chaos" of urban life attract interest online.    
  • Baby has heart put back inside chest  How a baby born with her heart outside her body has survived after surgery at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester.    
  • Raqqa: 'I blame the coalition'  Civilians are returning to Raqqa after Islamic State were pushed out, but dangers, and wounds, remain.    
  • In pictures: The Art of Building 2017  This year's entries capture buildings from all angles.    
  • Australian police spot 'monster' python  The image of an officer next to the "monster" snake has been viewed two million times, police say.    
  • Polar bear video: Is it really the 'face of climate change'?  Images of a starving Canadian bear go viral - but all may not be as it appears.    
  • THIS is how you respond to a Golden Globes snub  The Big Sick star Kumail Nanjiani pretends to be Steven Spielberg after missing out on a Globe nod.    
  • Maradona statue: When football sculptures go wrong  A wild-haired statue of footballing legend Maradona has been unveiled in India.    
  • Syria war: Putin's Russian mission accomplished  The Syria campaign made Russia a key player in the Middle East, Steve Rosenberg writes.    
  • How Jacob Zuma's presidency shaped South African speech  From "Zupta" to "Mantash", how Jacob Zuma's presidency has shaped the way South Africans speak.    
  • Trumplomacy: Tillerson's 2018 hopes for North Korea  The secretary of state appeared to soften his tone on North Korea at a Washington policy speech.    
  • 'Have a stoma and live or don't have one and die'  Natalie Toper tells her story of why she wears a stoma and how it has affected her daily life.    
  • The rage and hatred behind a public murder  A video of a Hindu murdering a Muslim man in the name of "love jihad" has left most Indians stunned.    
  • 100 Women: 'Why I invented the glass ceiling phrase'  Workplace consultant Marilyn Loden coined the phrase "the glass ceiling" 39 years ago but says it is still as relevant as ever.    
  • How a Welsh jeans firm became a cult global brand  Despite being based in a small Welsh town, the Hiut Demin Company is exporting its jeans globally.    
  • Burnley 1-0 Stoke City  Burnley go fourth in the Premier League as Ashley Barnes' late winner gives them victory over determined Stoke at Turf Moor.    
  • Ashes: Joe Root urges England players to 'stand up' before third Test  England captain Joe Root says it is time for his team to "stand up" in the crucial third Ashes Test in Perth.    
  • Pep Guardiola: Manchester City boss sorry 'if we offended Man United'  Pep Guardiola says he apologises if Man City's celebrations offended Man United as a whole, but not if only Jose Mourinho was upset.    
  • Jose Mourinho criticises media for lack of respect toward's opponents Bournemouth  Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho criticises the media for not asking enough questions about Bournemouth in the pre-match news conference.    
  • Tyson Fury wants to reclaim world titles and challenges Anthony Joshua  Tyson Fury wants his world titles back and challenges Anthony Joshua after reaching an agreement over a backdated two-year doping ban.    
  • Ashes: What difference does an extra 5mph make for a fast bowler?  Why do Australia have faster bowlers than England? Is pace born or made? And does it even matter?    
  • Crystal Palace 2-1 Watford  Crystal Palace score two late goals to earn a dramatic over Watford and move out of the Premier League relegation zone for the first time this season.