The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 37 min 3 sec ago
Traditional leaders in South Africa express their "disquiet" over chief Mandla Mandela's conversion to Islam.
Turkey's president lashed out at the US over its support for Syrian Kurdish groups, accusing it of creating a "sea of blood" in the region.
Greek schadenfreude over Deutsche Bank's struggles
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, seen as the architect of the country's interventions against militants, says he is standing down.
An Israeli court extends former PM Ehud Olmert's 18-month jail sentence for bribery by a month, after rejecting a plea bargain over another charge.
South Korea suspends operations at the Kaesong industrial park run with North Korea in response to Pyongyang's nuclear and rocket tests.
Japanese shares have continued to fall, hitting their lowest level since October 2014 and entering a bear market.
A range of cybersecurity experts warn parents to beware of buying VTech's electronic toys following its handling of a recent hack attack.
Two 15-year-olds are killed when a school bus crashes in snowy conditions in the French department of Doubs, near the Swiss border.
Liberia's Supreme Court blocks the Senate's attempt to jail the country's finance minister after he tried to clamp down on politicians' expenses.
Bavarian police reject as speculation a report that a controller turned off a safety system before two trains crashed, leaving at least 10 people dead.
A pregnant woman living in Queensland, Australia has tested positive for the Zika virus, say health authorities.
French MPs vote on a package of changes to the country's constitution, drawn up after November's jihadist attacks in Paris.
Migrants including children and pregnant women are flown by the Costa Rican authorities to a Mexican border town, where they are set to enter the US.
President Obama's plans to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide from US power plants are stalled by the Supreme Court.
Hong Kong police say they will hold an inquiry after an officer fired two warning shots during clashes over food stall clearances in Mong Kok.
Could Cyprus split soon be over?
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders are projected to win the New Hampshire primary in the race for presidential nominees, US media report.
The S African mayor who wants schoolgirls to stay 'pure'
Why do Indian gurus sell noodles?