The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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A cross-party group of US senators introduce a bill aimed at reducing sexual assault on university campuses.
Bank of America's Countrywide unit must pay $1.3bn for selling defective home loans to US government mortgage lenders, a New York judge rules.
England will be confident of beating India in the third Test to level the series, after setting them a target of 445.
At least 35 bodies are reportedly recovered from a military base that was overrun by Islamist-led militias in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
Work on the eighth series of US sitcom The Big Bang Theory is delayed, as its cast members fight for higher salaries.
Dozens of firefighters are tackling a huge blaze that is ripping through Eastbourne Pier.
At least 15 people are killed and 160 hurt as an Israeli strike hits a market crowded with shoppers near Gaza City, Palestinian officials say.
At least six people have been killed after a suicide bomb at a college in northern Nigeria's biggest city, Kano, witnesses say.
The US imposes travel restrictions on Venezuelan government officials it says are linked to human rights abuses during recent protests.
The Louvre in Paris calls in the pest controllers after picnickers in the museum gardens encourage an infestation of rats.
Airbus says the market for commercial aircraft is "still very strong" despite a wave of order cancellations.
Everton are close to signing Belgian World Cup striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea on a permanent deal.
Chinese authorities step up security in parts of Xinjiang after dozens were killed or injured in the region's worst violence for months.
A circus group which was denied a Santander business bank account because its showgirl and burlesque acts posed a "moral problem" has now been offered the account.
The BBC's Tulip Mazumdar reports from south-east Guinea, where the Ebola outbreak first started in March 2014.
Borini resumes talks with Sunderland, Fellaini's wages could scupper Napoli move, Lovren visa delay plus more.
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A charity set up by Jimmy Savile is challenging any payouts of compensation to victims of the sex attacker, victims' lawyers say.
The US House of Representatives is set to pass a resolution authorising it to sue President Barack Obama for what Republican leaders describe as his overreach of authority.
Nintendo's share price drops after the company reports a bigger than expected loss despite the release of Mario Kart 8 over the period.