US Federal Reserve officials do not believe that they will raise the benchmark short-term interest rate before April, minutes released on Wednesday reveal.
Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab has killed by firing squad four men accused of spying for the CIA and other intelligence agencies.
A major manhunt is under way in Paris for three gunmen who shot dead 12 people at the office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
The price of Brent crude oil has dipped below $50 a barrel for the first time since May 2009 before recovering slightly.
Lionel Messi is happy at Barcelona and will stay until at least 2018, says club president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
Schoolboy abductee who wrought havoc as rebel commander
Villagers will be moved after more than 100 cases of a mystery condition which causes people to fall asleep suddenly.
Uganda's military confirms that a senior commander from the Lord's Resistance Army has been taken into custody by US forces in the Central African Republic.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will join Los Angeles Galaxy in July, the Major League soccer club have confirmed.
At least 37 people have been killed and 66 others injured by a bomb blast outside a police academy in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, officials say.
Jonathan Trott hits 79 from 127 balls as England Lions draw their opening tour game against a Gauteng Invitation XI in Soweto.
Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes accepts an offer to join Manchester United on an 18-month contract.
The government has "betrayed patients", Labour leader Ed Miliband says, as the political row over the problems facing A&E units deepens
Convicted rapist Ched Evans has agreed a deal to sign for Oldham Athletic, according to sponsors of the League One club.
Bangladesh's High Court bans the media from reporting speeches and remarks by Tarique Rahman, the eldest son of main opposition leader Khaleda Zia.
Video taken from a rooftop in Paris show two gunmen attacking a magazine office leaving 12 people dead
A fierce winter storm brings freezing temperatures to the Middle East, raising worries about the plight of the millions of refugees there.
Muhammad Ali, an icon of the boxing ring, is released from hospital and back home after being admitted last month with a urinary tract infection.
Richard Galpin reports on the shooting at the office of the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris.
The BBC is given an exclusive demo of tech that may revolutionise phone charging, at this year's CES show.