The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Dozens of people are thought to be trapped in a ruined Taiwan apartment complex toppled by an earthquake, but hopes of finding more survivors are diminishing.
Four people, including a boy, are killed in Burundi in a grenade attack on a bar in the capital Bujumbura, officials say.
Algerian MPs pass a package of reforms that reinstate a limit on presidential terms and give the Berber language official status for the first time.
The German arm of Canada's Maple Bank is closed by German authorities over concerns about its financial position.
A frozen lake being used as a car park at the annual Winter Fest event in Wisconsin, US, melts leaving vehicles submerged in the water.
Spanish police say they have arrested seven people with suspected links to so-called Islamic State (IS) and other jihadist groups.
A double-decker bus explodes on a central London bridge as part of a stunt for an upcoming movie.
The key Afghanistan district of Sangin in Helmand is once again on the verge of falling to the Taliban, an Afghan commander tells the BBC.
Singer-songwriter Dan Hicks, best-known as the lead musician with the acoustic band Hicks and His Hot Licks, dies at the age of 74.
Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah is given a three-month ban after admitting to a doping offence.
Alejandro Inarritu wins the top prize at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) awards for his film The Revenant, boosting his hopes for the Oscars.