Rescuers say up to 30 people are missing after a hotel in central Italy was hit by an avalanche, apparently triggered by an earthquake.
The Gambia's parliament has extended President Yahya Jammeh's term, which is due to end on Thursday following his defeat in elections, by 90 days.
A Nigerian military jet has mistakenly bombed a camp for displaced people in the north-east, killing at least 52 people and injuring many more.
A Zimbawean pastor who predicted the death of President Robert Mugabe has been arrested, his lawyer says.
The search for the Malaysian airliner that disappeared three years ago with 239 on board has been suspended.
The Gambia's President-elect, Adama Barrow, has left the country after talks failed to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to step down.
The winner of December's presidential election in The Gambia says is confident he will be sworn in next week despite President Yahya Jammeh's refusal to give up power.
Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong has been questioned at the prosecutor's office in Seoul as a suspect in South Korea's biggest political corruption scandal.
The head of US spy agencies has rejected President-elect Donald Trump's claim that US intelligence leaked content from a classified briefing.
President Barack Obama has called on Americans to defend their democracy in his farewell speech in Chicago.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said the bombing of eastern Aleppo, which his forces recaptured from rebels last month, was justified.