The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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David Cameron is preparing to deliver a speech outlining his plans to reduce immigration from the EU - after figures revealed net migration had risen above 2010 levels.
Plan for new 'Islamic' cash fuels panic in IS-run Mosul
Bowler Sean Abbott is 'holding up well' after batsman Phillip Hughes's death, despite fears he may not play cricket again.
Saving Kenya's children born of incest from a death sentence
Friday's Asian markets have a slew of Japanese economic data to digest - and it paints a mixed picture of the world's third largest economy.
A mother's decision to leave Whatsapp chat group goes viral
Workers kill the owner of a tea plantation in north-eastern India in a dispute over pay.
How Korea helped prostitutes work near US military bases
A report from the UK parliament says Facebook, Twitter and other social networking firms need to make their terms and conditions clearer.
Thailand has been ruled by the military since the coup and the country may not return to democracy for another 18 months.
A huge clean-up operation is under way in Brisbane after a severe storm swept across south-east Queensland.
Brazil legend Pele says he is "doing fine" following treatment for a urinary infection at a Sao Paulo hospital.
The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has promised a programme of radical reform during an address at the opening session of the country's new parliament.
Tottenham reach the Europa League knockout stage by beating Partizan Belgrade in a game interrupted by pitch intruders.
Mexico's president announces plans for a massive overhaul of police, in the wake of the disappearance of 43 students in September.
Italy suspends the use of two batches of an anti-flu vaccine made by Swiss firm Novartis amid reports three deaths may be linked to the drug.
Celtic qualify for the knockout stage of the Europa League despite falling to defeat at home to Salzburg.
Australia is "weeping" at the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes, says former opening batsman Michael Slater - as the country mourns.
Crude oil prices slump in reaction to the decision by the Opec oil producers' cartel not to cut output.
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