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Was turning nitrogen from the air into fertiliser one of the greatest inventions of the 20th Century?
Ahead of the start of the giant CES tech expo, we pick some of the new products that may cause a stir.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu identifies key people, places and events to watch out for in Africa in 2017.
The BBC's in-house cartoonist Kirtish Bhat picks five news events to give his humorous take on 2016.
May Chow has just been voted Asia's best female chef. She shares her story with the BBC.
A reinvention of the humble steamed bun by Hong Kong's top female chef takes the culinary scene by storm.
Video shows bullets flying as a gunman approaches a nightclub in Turkey.
Israel says it will bury the bodies of Palestinian militants instead of returning them to their families.
Some 1,100 migrants stormed border fences attempting to reach Spain's African enclave of Ceuta.
Gunmen attack a prison in Bahrain, freeing 10 inmates convicted of terror offences, officials say.
A pilot who was drunk in the cockpit of an airliner is arrested shortly before take-off in Canada.
The 35 Russians expelled by President Barack Obama over alleged election hacking leave the US.
Police in Istanbul hunt for a gunman who opened fire at a nightclub, killing at least 39 people.
Thousands of protesters take to the streets of Hong Kong, demanding full democracy.
A prankster changes the world-famous Hollywood sign to read "Hollyweed" on New Year's Day.