The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Police in the US city of Cleveland shoot and kill a 12-year-old boy who had been waving what turned out to be a fake gun.
Colombia's Farc rebels warn that military operations where they are holding captured general, Ruben Alzate, may jeopardise his release.
Police charge a 30-year-old woman with attempted murder after she abandoned her newborn baby boy in a drain in western Sydney.
Hillary Clinton would be a "great president" if she decided to run for the White House in 2016, President Barack Obama says.
Captain Michael Clarke is named in the Australia squad for the first Test against India, subject to proving his fitness.
A supermarket price war is behind a sharp rise in the number of firms involved in food production folding, new research claims.
One woman's journey from a village to death in the big city
A newborn baby is found abandoned in a drain in Sydney, Australia, by passing cyclists, police say.
Lewis Hamilton says his second world title feels more important to him than the first he won with McLaren in 2008.
Computer security firm Symantec discovers what it says is one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen.
Islamist militants from Boko Haram have reportedly killed 48 fish traders in north eastern Nigeria.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he takes full responsibility for his side's third straight Premier League defeat.
Foreign ministers from several countries are in Vienna for talks, in a final bid to reach a deal on Iran's nuclear programme before Monday's deadline.
British-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami, who was detained at a men's volleyball match in Iran, is freed on bail, her family says.
England women are comprehensively beaten by clinical Germany in front of a record 45,619 Wembley crowd.
Tunisians are voting in the country's first presidential election since the 2011 "Arab Spring"
The Kenyan military has killed more than 100 al-Shabab militants linked to a deadly attack on a bus, Kenya's deputy president says.
Liverpool endure another miserable trip to Crystal Palace, who record their third win of the season thanks to two late goals.
A suicide bomber in east Afghanistan kills at least 45 people at a volleyball match, as Afghan MPs approve security deals with Nato and the US.
Lewis Hamilton clinches his second drivers' world championship with a comfortable victory in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.