The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Harley-Davidson reports a sharp jump in quarterly profits but warns it will ship fewer bikes this year than previously forecast.
The party of Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo claims victory in Indonesia's hotly contested presidential election, as his rival vows to challenge the result.
Real Madrid sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco for a reported £63m.
The government announces a public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former KGB officer poisoned with radioactive polonium in London.
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is meeting for the first time parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamists 100 days ago.
At least 67 Turkish police are arrested on suspicion of wire-tapping linked to a corruption inquiry targeting the prime minister's inner circle.
Eight people from a Tanzanian medical institute are arrested after 85 bags containing human body parts are found in the city of Dar es Salaam.
A train carrying the remains of most of the victims of the MH17 plane crash arrives in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, out of rebel-held territory.
Saudi Arabia's stock market is to open up to foreign investors for the first time, the country announces.
Parents will face prosecution if they fail to prevent their daughters undergoing female genital mutilation or forced marriage under new measures being announced.
Do Western sanctions hurt the Russian elite?
A diplomatic push to broker a truce in the Gaza Strip is intensifying, as Israel continues its military operation on the Palestinian territory.
Sky News reporter Colin Brazier admits he was wrong to handle victims' belongings at the MH17 crash site in Ukraine.
US TV drama Tyrant stops filming in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv due to the current conflict in Gaza.
Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto says he is withdrawing from the election process, alleging massive fraud, hours before results are due.
German discount retailer Lidl, which has around 600 UK stores, publishes the amount of tax it pays in the UK for the first time.
Alastair Cook is too "stubborn" to quit the England captaincy, says former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott.
The UK wants the EU to adopt tougher sanctions against Russia amid continuing fury over the airliner disaster in Ukraine.
Australian soap Neighbours casts an indigenous actor in a leading role for the first time.
Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson says Wayne Rooney should replace Steven Gerrard as the national team captain.