In Geneva, the Kofi Annan Foundation announced his peaceful death after a short undisclosed illness with "immense sadness", saying he was surrounded in his last days by his second wife Nane and children Ama, Kojo and Nina.
The World Meteorological Organization says atmospheric concentrations of CO2 surged to a new record level in 2016. That puts even greater pressure for countries to cut carbon pollution to avoid catastrophic climate change.
Staffan de Mistura ruled out any breakthrough at this week's negotiations to end a war that has claimed more than 320,000 lives and displaced more than half of Syria's population. But he pointed to a new ceasefire brokered with US and Russian help, covering three provinces in southern Syria, as one source of hope.
For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the country that consumes the most chocolate per capita. The answer is Switzerland. Reporter Lonny Shavelson joined a chocolate lovers group in Berkeley, California, to find out which country has the best tasting chocolate.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to Irish flutist Sir James Galway and Cuban pianist Jorge Martinez. Martinez fronts the band Tiempo Libre. Sir James and Martinez's band have recorded a new album that mixes classical jazz with Latin rhythms.
Switzerland has agreed to relax its legendary banking secrecy laws in cases involving tax evasion. The World's Gerry Hadden reports on the Swiss announcement -- and similar ones from other European nations.