The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 12 min 50 sec ago
Britain's Mo Farah completes a historic 'triple-double' by winning the 5,000m at the World Championships in Beijing.
Police in Bangkok say they have arrested a man in connection with a bomb that killed 20 people in the Thai capital nearly two weeks ago.
A computer glitch that delayed 275,000 HSBC payments has now been resolved, the bank tells the BBC.
A series of memorial events are being held to mark one week since the Shoreham air crash in which 11 people are thought to have died.
Tens of thousands of Malaysians protest in Kuala Lumpur, calling for PM Najib Razak to quit over a financial scandal.
The conviction of three al-Jazeera journalists by an Egyptian court "sends a dangerous message", lawyer Amal Clooney says.
Three al-Jazeera journalists convicted in Egypt of "spreading false news" are sentenced to three years in prison at their retrial in Cairo.
Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke could stand as a candidate in the forthcoming Fifa presidential election.
News Corp confirms it is in talks with Rebekah Brooks after the Financial Times newspaper reports she is to return as chief executive of its UK division.
Two French reporters have been arrested and accused of attempting to blackmail the king of Morocco, lawyers say.
The UN secretary general says "much more is required" to prevent the deaths of refugees and migrants fleeing to Europe after hundreds were reported dead in a few days.
Calls for increased security on the railways are to be discussed at talks in Paris, following last week's foiled attack on a high-speed train.
At least 20 people have died after tropical storm Erika swept across the Caribbean island of Dominica.
Jordan Spieth loses his world number one ranking to Rory McIlroy after missing the cut at The Barclays in New Jersey.
Tropical Storm Erika leaves at least 20 dead on the Caribbean island of Dominica, with the devastation setting it back 20 years, its PM says.
A team of Nasa recruits begins a year-long isolation in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate life on Mars.
A thick stream of lava has erupted from a newly formed opening on a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island.
Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina damaged much of New Orleans after high winds, heavy rains and floods from levees. Here's some of how the BBC reported from the city.
A French satellite system pictures a pile of rubble where the ancient Temple of Baalshamin at Palmyra in Syria used to stand.
The UN says "much more is required" to prevent fatalities among migrants fleeing to Europe, after hundreds are reported dead in recent days.