Foreigners at the Intercontinental Hotel were deliberately targeted, an eyewitness told the BBC.
US-backed Kurdish militants say they have beaten back Turkish troops in northern Syria.
The team is on a landmark visit to inspect cultural venues for next month's Winter Olympics.
Captured in Mosul, she was found guilty of giving logistical support and helping carry out attacks.
Officers fired on a crowd that had reportedly begun shouting anti-government slogans.
At least five people are killed in a police crackdown on protests against President Joseph Kabila.
Minas Gerais is one of several southern states hit by an outbreak ahead of the carnival season.
Francis, who is in Peru, calls on the faithful to combat a "plague" of abuse across Latin America.
The US Senate will hold a rare Sunday session to try to break the impasse over federal funding.
The Cranberries singer lies in repose in her home city of Limerick, where hundreds have gathered.
Rodford, also a founding member of Argent and bassist for the Zombies, died following a fall.
Grigor Dimitrov ends home hopes of a men's champion with a stunning victory over Nick Kyrgios at the Australian Open.
Has Belgium failed in its duty to protect asylum seekers?
Women stage marches across the US on the first anniversary of President Trump's inauguration.
The BBC's Mark Lowen explains.
France's president criticises Donald Trump's crude comment about African countries, in a BBC interview.
In Russia, keeping exotic animals getting is more and more popular each year.
Marcio Matolias has lived in a sandcastle for 22 years in an upmarket neighbourhood of Rio De Janeiro.
Pope Francis speaks out as he holds Mass in Trujillo, Peru.
Ex-football pro George Weah challenges Liberia's army to a friendly before his inauguration.
The reality TV star says she felt an instant connection with Chicago, who was delivered by surrogate.
Seoul government cracks down on unmuzzled dogs as animal laws are tightened.
Spring Scent is the latest homegrown app available to North Korea's 3.5 million smartphone owners.
Belarusian border guards catch a smugglers' drone being sent in along a railway line.
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State media in Russia give President Putin's image a religious glow in the run-up to elections.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made history in Liberia but was also accused of corruption, writes Tamasin Ford.
In politics and diplomacy, what things are called is important, which is why they often change.
In a country obsessed with fairness, a new campaign portrays Hindu deities with dark skin.
The struggle of a gay father to legally adopt his son throws Singapore's conservative family law into the spotlight.
Officers speak to motorists in Fraserburgh as part of their search for a missing 90-year-old.
Police ask drivers to avoid the A82 around Glencoe Mountain Resort where conditions are "hazardous".
The award was set up in memory of the motor neurone disease campaigner Gordon Aikman who died last year.
Air quality improves but the number of "pollution zones" remains static, say Friends of the Earth Scotland.
Officers say three vehicles were badly damaged when they collided with the frame on the A96 in Aberdeenshire.
The Aberdeen project aims to map colonies so the pigeon patrol can target the most appropriate areas.
The animal welfare charity wants to speak to owners of puppies that became ill or died soon after purchase.
Aberdeen cruise into the fifth round of the Scottish Cup as Adam Rooney, Ryan Christie with two and Gary Mackay-Steven down St Mirren.
Five Scottish Cup fixtures, including Fraserburgh v Rangers, are postponed along with three games in League Two.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes says winning the Scottish Cup would cement his side's place as one of the best in the club's history.
After signing a new one-year deal, Aberdeen midfielder Frank Ross goes to Morton on loan for the rest of the season.
Aberdeen FC put plans for the £50m stadium and training facilities at Kingsford on hold in October.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes insists Scott McKenna will not be sold this month following two bids from Hull City.
A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 12 and 19 January.
William Sissons was the only survivor after two warships ran aground in a blizzard 100 years ago.
Two men were airlifted to safety after a night without shelter in sub-zero temperatures.
Six contemporary artists have designed prints for children. But what do they think of them?
How George Weah went from being the world's best footballer to the president of Liberia.
The sister of a teenager who died after taking fentanyl wants to help others beat addiction.
Alex suffered severe racial bullying when at school. Now he's been recognised by the Queen for his efforts to wipe out bullying.
Selwa Hussain is the first woman in the UK to leave hospital with an artificial heart.
Schoolchildren bullied Nadia Sparkes for picking up litter from the streets.
Bradley Smith, 20, from St Ives, people should talk more about mental health.
One of the worst attacks on civilians during the conflict in Northern Ireland.
Pole dancing instructor Kathy Buller said the pursuit was "very athletic".
Rhinos are sleeping on pine scented beds at Woburn Safari Park.
Adolescence now lasts until 24, say some scientists, with people delaying marriage and parenthood.
A survey of thousands of young people across the world reveal what influences their career aspirations.