The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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A teacher, believed to be an American national, is shot dead in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, local officials say.
The men accused of murdering Fusilier Lee Rigby in south-east London chose him because he was "the soldier that was spotted first", the Old Bailey hears.
Pope Francis is to set up a Vatican committee to fight sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church and offer help to victims.
John Simpson on the changing face of world's superpowers
BBC HR director Lucy Adams settles her legal action against the NUJ after the union apologised for falsely accusing her of a "dirty tricks" campaign against its members.
The Bank of England holds interest rates at the record low of 0.5% despite mounting evidence that the economic recovery is gaining momentum.
Michel Platini, head of European governing body Uefa, calls for yellow cards to be replaced by a sin-bin in football.
Former Saturday Night Live regular Kristen Wiig and Girls creator Lena Dunham are among the US comedy stars who will be seen in a more serious guise at next year's Sundance Film Festival.
The movements of hundreds of millions of mobile users are being tracked by the NSA every day, reveals the Washington Post.
Cricket Australia apologises for posting a picture about England spinner Monty Panesar on its official Twitter account.
Police officers in the Argentine province of Cordoba get a pay increase after residents take advantage of officers being on strike to loot shops.
Britain wants to change the rules governing the free movement of people across the EU, Home Secretary Theresa May will tell European ministers.
The paper disc that people have had to display in their cars to show they have paid vehicle excise duty is to be replaced by an electronic system.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is alleged to have offered to buy a video which showed him apparently smoking crack cocaine, police documents reveal.
Graeme Swann says individuals will not be blamed for dropped catches as Australia end day one of the second Test 273-5.
Mel Greig, one of two Australian DJs behind a royal prank call linked to the death of a UK nurse, has resigned from the radio station which broadcast the show.
Britain's Emma Thompson is named the year's best film actress by the National Board of Review for her role as Mary Poppins creator PL Travers in Saving Mr Banks.
The boy band become the only group to have their first three albums go to number one in their opening week in the US.
With China and the US at least in dialogue to ease new tension over the new East China Sea air defence zone, what has been the operational impact for US military deployments in the region?
A tiger that is believed to have killed three villagers in the past week in the southern Indian state of Karnataka is finally caught, a senior official says.