Rank #1: British MPs vote to delay Brexit
If European Union member states agree to the delay, the UK may now not leave the bloc on March 29th. Prime Minister Theresa May says Brexit could be delayed by three months, but only if MPs back her twice-defeated deal. Also, the US Senate has voted to overturn President Trump's emergency order aimed at funding his border wall, and the jet pack Iron Man suit that could enable us to fly.
Rank #2: Desperate Appeal to End Slaughter in Yemen
The UN envoy to Yemen makes an impassioned plea for a ceasefire, the prominent radio journalist shot dead in the rebel-held province of Idlib and the Chinese campaign to encourage women to have more children.
Rank #3: Google Staff Walk Out over Discrimination and Harassment
A reported huge payout for a Google executive accused of sexual misconduct provokes an unprecedented protest. Also: Arron Banks faces Brexit referendum spending probe and scientists count whales from space.
Rank #4: Brazil's new far-right leader urges unity
Jair Bolsonaro told Congress he wanted a "national pact" to free Brazil of corruption, crime and economic mismanagement. Also: Indian women in Kerala form a "620km human chain" protest and Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft "phones home" from six and a half billion kilometres away.
Rank #5: Explosive Devices sent to Obama and Clinton
President Trump condemns sending explosive devices to politicians and to the CNN TV channel. Also: What's it like to be a spy? And the problem-solving skills of crows
Rank #6: Further resignation over US troop withdrawals from Syria.
A top US official in the fight against the Islamic State group has quit; Standoff over spending priorities between Congress and Donald Trump; British police questioning two suspects over closure of London's Gatwick airport
Rank #7: MPs vote to reject no-deal Brexit
Chaos and confusion at Westminster over Brexit. Also, the latest on the school shooting in Brazil and have scientists in Russia discovered the secret of time travel?
Rank #8: Presidential Clash in Venezuela
Leader of the opposition led Congress swears himself in as president of Venezuela; Deepening divide between the White House and the Democrats in Congress. Also: one of Zimbabwe's best known musicians, Oliver Mtukudzi, has died after a lengthy illness.
Rank #9: Tensions high in Democratic Republic of Congo over election result
Tensions high in Democratic Republic of Congo over election result. Also: President Trump has walked out of a meeting with congressional leaders after being denied money for his border wall and a fresh Brexit setback for British Prime Minister Theresa May.
Rank #10: Run-up to US Mid-term Elections
The vote is being seen as a referendum on President Trump's first two years in office. Also: dozens of pupils kidnapped in Cameroon and astronomers detect one of the oldest stars in the Milky Way.
Rank #11: British PM rejects calls to delay Brexit
MPs in Britain are due to vote on a modified version of the Brexit deal next Tuesday. Also: Venezuela "foils national guard rebellion" and Decoder - the brain app to improve concentration.
Rank #12: Macron Rejects Nationalism on Armistice Day
Events to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War have been taking place around the world. Also: huge crowds have been celebrating the centenary of Poland's independence and raising the awareness of the genetic disorder, Haemochromatosis.
Rank #13: Saudi Arabia Calls Khashoggi Killing 'Murder'
Saudi Foreign Minister says Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman didn't know of Khashoggi's murder. Also: racism on Ryanair flight and the tribute to a dead opioid addict
Rank #14: British MPs to hold crucial vote on Brexit deal
The British prime minister urged critics to give her Brexit deal "a second look". Also: Trump denies he ever worked for Russia and the rights of Kenya's intersex people.
Rank #15: US Democrats on Course to Win House in Blow to Trump
Republicans have retained control of the Senate while the Democrats are on course to take the House of Representatives.
Rank #16: Final assault on IS held territory
Kurdish-led alliance says final assault underway against Islamic State forces in Syria; the US Senator Elizabeth Warren has confirmed she will contest the Democratic nomination in next year's presidential election and the Duke of Edinburgh has handed in his driving licence three weeks after crashing his Range Rover.
Rank #17: US mobilises aid for Venezuela
The United States is sending humanitarian aid following a request from the opposition leader, Juan Guaido. Also: Pope Francis arrives on historic visit to UAE and Sala plane wreckage found in the English Channel.
Rank #18: America says Syria withdrawal won't stop fight against IS
US Secretary of State tells Saudi Arabia the troop withdrawal from Syria won't affect fight against IS; More deaths in Europe after heavy snowfall, with more bad weather expected; and the film about the Polish army's most unusual recruit during World War Two
Rank #19: The Happy News Podcast 2018
There’s often a lot of doom and gloom in the news but in the middle of all that, there are glimmers of hope and happiness. We’ve put together a collection of some of our favourite stories from 2018. These include: the incredible rescue of the twelve Thai boys and their football coach trapped in an underground cave; some astounding medical marvels; and even a daredevil raccoon! Photo:m Former Manchester United player Gary Pallister poses with the members of the Wild Boars football team from Thailand who were trapped in a cave Credit: John Peters via Man United / Getty Images
Rank #20: Trump: US-China trade talks progress
The President made the comments on Twitter after speaking to his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping. Also: reports from Yemen say Houthi rebels have begun pulling back from the port in Hodeidah, China lifts nine-month ban on new video game releases and the lone explorer Louis Rudd describes crossing the Antarctic.