The International Monetary Fund has lowered its forecast for global economic growth for this year and next.
Voters in Zambia are due to go to the polls in a presidential election caused by the death of Michael Sata last year.
Prof Conor Gearty argues the way to save democracy is to break away from the notion of the nation state.
China's economic growth slows to 7.4% last year from 7.7% in 2013, marking its slowest pace of expansion in 24 years.
Sport and politics have always had an uneasy relationship, but remain inextricably linked, writes BBC sports editor Dan Roan.
Anne Kirkbride's life as a Coronation Street legend
Heather Watson is out of the Australian Open after struggling with illness in a 6-4 6-0 defeat by Tsvetana Pironkova.
Nelson Mandela aide sparks social media race row
Guards enter a compound at an Australian offshore detention centre where asylum seekers had barricaded themselves in, removing alleged ringleaders.
Libya has struggled to move on from the Gaddafi years - and the road ahead could still be painful, says John Simpson.
What's to blame for Palestinians' failure to hold fresh polls?
Senior sources within Devon and Cornwall Police tell the BBC of plans to lose 140 police officers in the latest round of budget cuts.
A driver in New Jersey, Oleg Varavko, films the moment a tractor-trailer jack-knifes on New Jersey Interstate-95, narrowly missing his car.
Carl Froch says the thought of never fighting again is "nice" after pulling out of the fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Political earthquakes could be in store for Europe in 2015, according to research by the Economist Intelligence Unit for the BBC's Democracy Day.
Algeria escaped a "catastrophic" start to Afcon 2015, says coach Christian Gourcuff after beating South Africa.
One of Libya's most senior energy officials, Opec representative Samir Salem Kamal, disappeared on Thursday, family members tell the BBC.
Kevin Mirallas was substituted in Everton's 0-0 draw with West Brom because of injury and not for missing a penalty.
BBC Sport looks at which of the teams at the bottom of the Premier League are most likely to change their manager next.
New TV series tries to break taboo of childbirth in Bangladesh