Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov posts an Instagram video showing Russian opposition politician Mikhail Kasyanov in a sniper's crosshairs.
A prominent Chinese pastor is under investigation for corruption, in a move that religious groups have linked to a crackdown on Christian churches.
The top UN human rights official calls on Turkey to investigate the apparent shooting by security forces of unarmed civilians in the city of Cizre.
Chef Benoit Violier, whose Swiss restaurant was named the best in the world in December, is found dead at his home.
Unknown gunmen kill at least 11 people at a girl's 15th birthday party in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero.
Hundreds of MPs are sworn in as Myanmar's first freely elected parliament in 50 years holds its opening session, ending decades of military-backed rule.
Nigeria is holding talks with the World Bank to help it fund a forecast record $11bn (£7.7bn) budget deficit as it copes with falling oil revenue.
The French president cuts the jail sentence of a woman who shot dead her abusive husband, after her case became a cause celebre.
Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei recreates the image of drowned Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi that provoked global debate about the plight of refugees.
A cargo ship which has been drifting for several days off the French coast could hit the shores if a final attempt to salvage it fails, a maritime official says.
The World Health Organization is holding an emergency meeting in Geneva today to decide whether to declare the Zika outbreak an international public health emergency.
A stricken cargo ship is heading towards the French coast, maritime authorities say, but there are hopes it can be towed to safety before it runs aground.
Today people in Iowa will vote on the candidates for the two main parties ahead of the US Presidential election.
Nikon says it is taking down a competition-winning entry in Singapore after it was widely mocked as a poor editing job.
At least 71 people are reported killed in blasts near the Shia shrine of Sayyida Zeinab, south of Damascus, claimed by Islamic State.
A new area where men and women can pray together at the Western Wall in Jerusalem has been approved by the Israeli government.
Twenty-seven Chinese officials are being penalised for the wrongful execution of a teenager, state news agency Xinhua says.
One ice sculptor in the United States has turned his hobby in to a business.
Activity in China's manufacturing sector contracts for the sixth month in a row in January, hitting its lowest level since 2012.
The struggle to bring aid to Syrian town of Madaya