How the rising cost of living crisis is impacting NepalBy BBC
The Himalayan nation's foreign exchange reserves dropped more than 16% to $9.59 billion (£7.36 billion) in the seven months to the middle of February because of the surging cost of imports - the supplies it ships in from other countries.
Valneva Covid vaccine approved for use in UKBy BBC
A new Covid vaccine has been approved for use in the UK by regulators. It is manufactured by Valneva, using more traditional technology - similar to how polio and flu shots are made.
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt: Bollywood toasts star couple on weddingBy BBC
Bollywood stars Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are set to tie the knot in what is being dubbed one of the biggest weddings in the Indian film industry. With many celebrities attending Thursday's events, the celebrations have been making headlines in India.
COP26 promises will hold warming under 2CBy BBC
The carbon-cutting promises made at COP26 would see the world warm by just under 2C this century, according to a new analysis. The study finds that if all the pledges made by countries are implemented "in full and on time", temperatures would rise by 1.9-2C.
Zika virus may be one step away from explosive outbreakBy BBC
A new outbreak of Zika virus is quite possible, warn researchers, with a single mutation potentially enough to trigger an explosive spread.
The black climbers chasing Mt Everest historyBy BBC
Kenyan mountaineer James Kagambi is among a group of 10 climbers aiming to make history in a sport not known for its diversity. The group hope to be the first all-black team to climb Mount Everest. The other nine members of the team are Americans.
Will Smith banned from Oscars for 10 yearsBy BBC
Will Smith has been banned from the Oscars gala and other Academy events for 10 years after the US actor slapped comic Chris Rock at the Oscars. In a statement, the Academy said the 94th Oscars had been "overshadowed by the unacceptable and harmful behaviour we saw Smith exhibit on stage".
First all-private crew launches to space stationBy BBC
Four astronauts have left Earth on the first all-private mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The four men are called the Axiom-1 crew. Axiom is a commercial spaceflight company that hopes to build its own space station in the next few years.
Six people shot dead in Sacramento city centreBy BBC
At least six people have been killed and 12 injured in a shooting in the centre of Sacramento, police in California's state capital say. People fled through the streets after rapid gunfire rang out in an area packed with restaurants and bars in the early hours of Sunday.
Sri Lanka cabinet quits en masse after protestsBy BBC
Sri Lanka's cabinet ministers have resigned en masse after protests over the government's handling of the worst economic crisis in decades. All 26 ministers submitted letters of resignation - but not Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa or his brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.