The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker arrives in Havana for two days of talks focusing on measures to ease the impact of the US embargo.
Former British PM Tony Blair tells the BBC that the West must counter Russia's attempts at gaining leverage in Syria, to bring about a desirable outcome to the crisis
A new law in California forces companies to prove higher salaries paid to men are based on factors other than gender.
David Cameron says he will "look to see if there is an opportunity" to intervene personally on behalf of a protester on death row in Saudi Arabia.
Liverpool are close to appointing former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp as their manager on a three-year deal.
Fiji end an encouraging Pool A campaign with a seven-try win over Uruguay, who score their first World Cup try in 12 years.
Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller is receiving treatment for Alzheimer's disease, say the Bundesliga club.
Hoesung Lee of South Korea is elected as the new chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Actor Tom Hanks is on a mission to return a university student's ID card he found in a New York City park.
Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Russia's violation of Turkish airspace over the weekend "does not look like an accident".
Two men are arrested on suspicion of murdering a police officer who was struck by a car and killed during a pursuit in Merseyside.
Tyre company Goodyear will definitely close its only UK manufacturing plant in Wolverhampton.
Romania recover from 15-0 down to beat Canada 17-15 and complete the biggest comeback in World Cup history.
John Stones will miss England's final two Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania with a knee injury.
Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes for "insulting Islam", wins the Pen Pinter prize for championing free speech.
A man working at a Kentucky pet store has been seriously hurt after a massive python he was feeding nearly crushed him to death.
The death toll from the severe flooding in the US states of North and South Carolina rises to 17, say authorities.
An 11-year-old boy in the US state of Tennessee is held on suspicion of shooting dead an eight-year-old girl in a row over a puppy.
The US commander of international forces in Afghanistan says an air strike on a hospital in the city of Kunduz that killed 22 people was a mistake.
An activist from the United Arab Emirates, Ahmed Mansoor, wins the prestigious Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders.