BBC News - World
Updated: 1 hour 18 min ago
Kemi Adeosun said she thought her youth service exemption certificate was genuine.
Researchers believe they have found the world's oldest brewery in a prehistoric cave in Israel.
The US space agency launches a laser into orbit to assess the impact of climate change on the poles.
A few of the stories you may have missed this week.
Pope Francis is in Sicily to pay his respects to a priest shot dead on his doorstep 25 years ago.
Ten years ago the global economy almost collapsed, but what happened next and what might cause another global economic crisis?
Victoire Ingabire is among more than 2,000 prisoners to receive a presidential pardon.
The shooting happened on the edge of an area packed with mariachi bars popular with tourists.
Typhoon Mangkhut has been blasting the country's northern coast with strong winds and heavy rain.
"Diplomatic relations" with the Patriarchate of Constantinople are severed amid Russia-Ukraine tension.
US officials warn of life-threatening floods as five deaths are linked to the East Coast storm.
The world's strongest storm this year, Super Typhoon Mangkhut, is blasting the northern coast of the Philippines.
What do Nicaraguans make of the country's unrest which has left hundreds of people dead?
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
The singer described him as her "dearest friend" and the "kindest, sweetest soul".
Thousands without power, hundreds in need of rescue, several people dead as storm churns in.
Only 5.5% of Ugandans are physically inactive - less than any other nation.
The portrait photographers examine how African-Americans are perceived in art, the workplace, and through their physical appearance.
Environmentalists say a new eco resort in Singapore could end up being bad news for rare wildlife.
It is a choir with a difference that sees power in shouting.