Donald Trump

Time magazine names Donald Trump Person of the Year

President-elect given title for defying expectations and rewriting rules of politics, magazine's managing editor says.

Women

India sees huge spike in 'honour' killings

Reported murders over family shame surged from 28 in 2014 to 251 last year, according to figures given in parliament.

Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines Duterte defends police accused of murder

Tough-talking president says he's willing to go to jail for policemen accused of "rubbing out" a drug-linked mayor.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Germany calls on Israel to repeal settlement bill

Berlin "extremely concerned" about Israel's plans for legalising settlement homes built on private Palestinian land.

iPhone

Apple deflects blame after iPhones catch fire in China

Tech giant says tests show that "external physical damage" caused number of handsets to undergo spontaneous combustion.

Bahrain

Britain to deepen security cooperation with the GCC

Addressing the GCC's annual summit PM Theresa May said she is "clear-eyed" on the threats posed by ISIL and Iran.

South Korea

South Korea: Probe demands testimony from Park ally

Choi Soon-sil, who is facing allegations of fraud, refused to attend the hearing citing a panic disorder as the reason.

Politics

Trial to begin of US man who killed black churchgoers

Prosecutors seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, who killed nine black people at a South Carolina church in 2015.

Myanmar

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar bans workers going to Malaysia

Myanmar's immigration ministry says it has ceased issuing new licences for nationals to work in wealthier Malaysia.

Thailand

Thailand stands by crackdown on 'illegal' news

After furore over BBC piece, official said any news deemed harmful to new King will be considered criminal.

Nigeria

Nigeria grapples with starvation amid Boko Haram battle

The United Nations warns of the 'largest crisis in Africa' as the offensive against Boko Haram moves at a snail's pace.

Ghana

Ghanaians vote in knife-edge elections

The race is tight with President John Mahama and his rival Nana Akufo Addo running neck and neck in opinion polls.