The ban follows an investigation into allegations of state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Games in Sochi. Also: President Trump calls worried regional leaders to say he plans to move US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and a commissioner for happiness is appointed in Nigeria's Imo state.
A senior UN official has severely denounced Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims.
Also, Catalan arrest warrants withdrawn by Spain's Supreme Court, Romania's former King Michael dies aged 96, new report warns of persecution of atheists in many countries, and why Australia is asking people to count frogs.
The Brexit talks are understood to have broken down after the Democratic Unionist Party refused to accept concessions on the Irish border issue. Also: Supreme Court backs Trump travel ban and Bollywood legend Shashi Kapoor dies.
Saleh reported dead amidst fierce fighting between his supporters and Houthi rebels. Footage posted online shows the former leader's body with a deep wound to his head.
Also, Spanish Supreme Court rules that six jailed members of sacked Catalan separatist government can go free, Sri Lankan cricket team temporarily halts test match in Delhi due to air-pollution, Australian MP proposes marriage to his partner - during debate in Parliament on same-sex marriage.
Tweet from president's account raised fresh questions about alleged collusion with Russia. Also: 50th anniversary of the world's first person-to-person heart transplant, and 'supermoon' brightens up the sky.
US President said former National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, had to be sacked because he lied. Also, the Saudi-led coalition has welcomed an offer of talks made by Yemen's former President, Ali Abdullah Saleh; and in Cambodia, a collection of ancient gold jewellery has been carried through the streets of Phnom Penh to celebrate its return to the country.