The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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The military commander of Syria's al-Nusra Front militant group, Abu Hommam al-Shami, is reportedly killed in a suspected air strike.
Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse accepts a Football Association charge of spitting at Manchester United's Jonny Evans.
This weekend will mark a year since the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared soon after take off on route from Kuala Lumpar to Beijing.
A British film-maker defends her documentary about the 2012 gang rape in Delhi, hours after Indian authorities launch a slew of legal action.
Peace talks aimed at ending the South Sudan conflict are extended indefinitely after the government and rebels miss the deadline for a deal.
A film director has told the BBC how she obtained a controversial interview with an Indian rapist on death row.
One of the biggest circus companies in the United States has said it will stop using elephants in its shows by 2018.
Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko says she has agreed to end her 83-day hunger strike and follow doctors' advice to eat chicken broth.
Burkina Faso orders the remains of Thomas Sankara, the iconic ex-president killed in a 1987 coup, to be exhumed for formal identification.
Independent tests show Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was deliberately killed, his family says
Israel's prime minister warns the people of Iran that the nuclear deal being negotiated by their government and world powers is "very bad" for them.
Police in Myanmar break up a demonstration against new education legislation, arresting eight.
Suspected Boko Haram militants kill at least 45 people in a raid on a remote village in Borno state, north-east Nigeria, witnesses say.
Manor Marussia are cleared to compete at the opening race of the season after passing mandatory crash tests.
A man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings told the court that he locked eyes with one of the bombers just before the attack.
A passenger plane has skidded off the runway at LaGuardia airport in New York City amid snowy conditions.
Fans are urged to report sexist abuse after footage emerges of women officials and staff being subjected to obscene chants.
Guardians of the Galaxy, The Fault in Our Stars and Bad Neighbours lead this year's MTV Movie Award nominations.
Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim is detained by North Korea, his family and church have said.
The man who dug a tunnel under Toronto and caused a media frenzy says the man cave was merely his "dream" hang out spot.