Local authorities warning of struggle to fund care for increasing numbers of elderly people.
The UN warns about the safety of up to 650,000 civilians in the IS stronghold.
Sweden sought clarification after he referred to a security incident there which did not happen.
German research vessel Polarstern is set for a remarkable year-long expedition in the Arctic.
Angelina Jolie on her new film - based on the genocide in Cambodia - politics and her family.
Illegal music and film websites and unofficial sport streams to be made harder to find.
Kraft Heinz "amicably" agrees to withdraw plans to buy Anglo-Dutch giant Unilever.
Animal rights activists were due to hold an anti-bullfighting march close to where the blast happened.
Online retailer Amazon promises to create 5,000 new full-time posts this year in the UK.
He was winched to safety almost five hours later in a complicated rescue in dense bushland.
Single malt Scotch whisky tops £1bn worth of exports for the first time in 2016.
BBC coverage of latest developments
The BBC's Quentin Sommerville is embedded with Iraqi troops as they intensify their offensive in Mosul.
The US president invited a supporter on to the stage at his rally in Florida.
The sister of the young man who was allegedly sexually assaulted by French police, calls for justice in a BBC interview.
Russian gold medal winners at the biathlon world championship in Austria had to sing the correct version of their anthem.
Thousands of men wearing just loincloths gathered at the Saidaiji Kannon-in Temple, Okayama, Japan for an annual festival.
Former boxing champion Spencer Oliver describes the attack on friend and former boxer Michael Watson.
Labour MP Caroline Flint describes the "secrecy and shame" of having an alcoholic parent.
Haiti's Celine Marti competes in the skiing World Championships, despite only starting training for the event three months ago.
Stories on pre-negotiation warnings from European politicians and to "remainer" peers make the front pages.
The sequel to 2001's ocean series is due to be shown later this year on BBC One.
The US rocket company sends a cargo ship to resupply the International Space Station.
LensCulture has announced the winners of its annual Exposure Awards, showcasing the best in contemporary photography.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "Love".
Aerial photos capture colours and patterns not typically associated with rural Australia.
Images of this year's Grammy awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Amy's Place is the UK's only recovery house dedicated to helping young women overcome their addictions.
It's a delicious structure consisting of sponge, chocolate and orange jelly. But is a Jaffa Cake actually a biscuit? And what can it teach us about philosophy?
Tackling an industry that trades on perfection with a talent agency for disabled actors and models.
Mark Clemmit is shown around the away dressing room at Sutton United by manager Paul Doswell, which Premier League side Arsenal will be using during their FA Cup fifth-round match on Monday.
Catherine Gazzoli is producing a range of organic baby food influenced by her Italian roots.
The actor's role in Don Juan in Soho will see him play 'an anti-hero', says writer and director Patrick Marber.
The Kensington Palace exhibition will bring together clothing from throughout Princess Diana's life.
Facebook last week doubled its bereavement leave allowance for its staff. Employees can now take up to 20 days off on full pay. Is it enough?
As our arts centres and museums suffer funding cuts, several are seeking innovative ways to increase their income and footfall. But can quirky fundraisers keep our tourist attractions afloat?
The man who dresses up as his ancestors and other stories you may have missed in the past seven days.
Vice-President Mike Pence represents the new Donald Trump administration at the Munich Security Conference.
Some see Kim Jong-nam's death as a slap in the face for Beijing from the North Korean leader.
The US president calls the media "enemies of the people" - a phrase favoured by Stalin and Mao.
Profile of Unilever, the business behind brands from Marmite to Pot Noodle and Persil.
Ecuadoreans vote for a new leader as President Rafael Correa ends his term after a decade in power.
Some businesses will see their rates change on 1 April 2017.
How do the former prime minister's assertions stack up?
The Pakistani military points the finger at Afghanistan and India, but some believe the answer is more complex.
Lincoln City will play Sutton or Arsenal in the FA Cup quarter-finals as reward for their fifth-round victory over Burnley.
Stuart Bingham holds his nerve in a tense final frame to beat Judd Trump 9-8 and win his first Welsh Open title.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic comes off the bench to score the winner as Manchester United are made to work hard to beat Blackburn in the FA Cup fifth round.
Joe Burgess scores a hat-trick of tries as Wigan beat Cronulla Sharks to win a record fourth World Club Challenge.