French police hold four suspected Eta members in dawn raids, including the man thought to be the current military leader.
(BBC) Saudi Arabia says it has freed two German girls kidnapped in Yemen last year but the fate of other hostages is unclear.
(BBC) Nigeria announces seven days of mourning for President Umaru Yar'Adua, who has died following a long illness.
(BBC) US First Lady Michelle Obama makes an unannounced visit to Haiti, as part of her first official trip without her husband.
(BBC) Some 70 journalists were killed in 2009 - the worst year for news deaths on record, the Committee to Protect Journalists says.
(BBC) Police say there has been an explosion near a girls school in north west Pakistan, with foreigners reportedly among the casualties.
(BBC) Bulgaria's nominee to the new European Commission resigns - possibly delaying confirmation of the new 27-strong team.
(BBC) The holy hilltop that attracts thousands of pilgrims
(BBC) Yemeni forces have arrested three al-Qaeda suspects who were wounded in a raid on Monday, reports say.
(BBC) Citigroup says it will repay $20bn in US bailout funds. The move marks its exit from the US government's Troubled Asset Relief Program.
Brazil and China are praised, and India criticised, in a new report on efforts to tackle hunger, published on UN World Food Day.
(BBC) Child deaths around the world could be dramatically reduced with a relatively small investment, Save the Children says.
Iran has revealed to the IAEA the existence of a second uranium enrichment plant, reports quoting diplomats say.
(BBC) Debuts and diatribes as leaders take the floor at UN
(BBC) What world leaders will be talking about at the UN
(BBC) Exodus of Bulgaria's Turks in sound and pictures
(BBC) The Afghan civil servants fighting for the Taliban
(BBC) How Gypsy gangs force children into a life of crime
(BBC) The swine flu epidemic has reached 160 countries and could infect two billion people over the next two years, says the WHO.
(BBC) A civilian helicopter crashes in south Afghanistan killing at least 16 people, with Nato saying it was not shot down.
(BBC) Officials from rich and poor nations prepare to meet for the first time to discuss the impact of the worldwide financial crisis.
(BBC) A report examining the experiences of 4,000 people in eight countries suggests civilians bear the brunt of modern conflict.
(BBC) A North Korean court sentences to 12 years' hard labour two US journalists convicted of entering the country illegally.
(BBC) The Tamil Tiger rebels' leader Velupillai Prabhakaran has been killed after being surrounded, Sri Lankan state TV says.
Three generations of voters recall elections past
(BBC) Undercover surgeons help Iraq's bomb victims
(BBC) Bridget Kendall: West should set an example to Iran
(BBC) Hunt for Nazi war crime suspects enters endgame
(BBC) Uruguay turns to art to promote its amethyst industry
(BBC) Snapshot of life and death in Mexico's most violent city
(BBC) Global public views of Russia and China have slipped considerably in the past year, a poll for the BBC World Service suggests.
The work of British army medics in Afghanistan
(BBC) A cruise ship carrying 122 people has run aground on the Antarctic coast, the Argentine navy reports.
(BBC) An international conference opens in Norway where the first of more than 100 countries will sign a treaty to ban cluster bombs.
(BBC) President Hu Jintao of China arrives in Cuba for a visit aimed at strengthening economic ties between Beijing and Havana.
(BBC) Views on the recently struck deal on US troops
Ceremonies are held around the world to mark the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I.
(BBC News) Are the costs of protecting civil liberties too high?
(BBC News) Malaysia's Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will step down from office in March, a ruling party official says.
Sudanese troops shoot dead six of the kidnappers who abducted European tourists in Egypt last week, officials say.
(BBC) The UN Security Council passes a new resolution demanding Iran stop enriching uranium, but imposing no new sanctions.
(BBC News) Argentine activists hold rallies to mark two years since a witness at a major human-rights trial went missing.
Ukraine's ruling pro-Western coalition collapses, plunging the country into a new political crisis.
(BBC News) Russia tells Nato it is halting military co-operation over the continuing crisis in Georgia, the alliance says.
(BBC) - Iran fails to give an answer on a proposed deal for it to freeze its nuclear programme, the EU envoy says after talks in Geneva.