The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced plans to take passports from Australians who may be planning to travel to fight with Islamic State.
Is Ethiopia's thriving art scene killing creativity?
Hit Turkish YouTube comedy opposes slum demolition
Life in a razed Gaza neighbourhood
A hurricane will hit the southern end of Mexico's Baja California peninsula in the coming hours, the United States National Hurricane Centre says.
Restoring dignity to former prisoners of Iraq's Abu Ghraib
The photographer who rejected racism in the American south
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy misses out on the £6m FedEx Cup prize as Billy Horschel wins the Tour Championship and overall title.
Jeremy Bowen reports on how Syrians are "traumatised" by fears of Islamic State fighters.
Police in Uganda say they have seized explosives during raids on suspected al-Shabab militants who were said to be plotting an attack in the country.
Construction has begun on a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon basin in Brazil to monitor climate change.
Retailer Phones 4U is to fall into administration putting 5,596 jobs at risk.
Hundreds of people have been showing their opposition to a Russian boycott of fruit and vegetables from Europe with a tomato fight in Amsterdam.
Novo Banco, the "good bank" created from troubled Portuguese lender Banco Espirito Santo (BES) names Eduardo Stock da Cunha its new chief executive.
The Queen tells competitors in the inaugural Invictus Games she has been "deeply moved by your courage, determination and talent".
Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game wins the People’s Choice award at the Toronto Film Festival.
Nato countries have started delivering arms to Ukraine to help its soldiers combat pro-Russian separatists in the east, the defence minister says.
Getting the lowdown on China's internet giant
Alberto Contador wins his third Vuelta a Espana title, ahead of Britain's Chris Froome, after a solid closing time trial.
Pope Francis has pronounced 20 Italian couples man and wife during a mass wedding ceremony in St Peter's Basilica in Rome.