The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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David Cameron has said female genital mutilation (FGM) and childhood forced marriage should be stopped worldwide "within this generation".
Venezuelan soldiers remove hundreds of families from a notorious 45-storey Caracas skyscraper that dominates the city skyline.
Stoke City sign forward Bojan Krkic from Spanish side Barcelona on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Nigeria's president tells parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamists that the government is doing everything to secure their release.
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pushes for an end to the Gaza conflict with a call in Israel for both sides to "start talking".
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.
A trio of major British films are to receive their world premieres at this year's Toronto Film Festival, including Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything.
Saudi Arabia's stock market is to open up to foreign investors for the first time, the country announces.
The EU will widen sanctions against Russia to include more individuals and consider targeting the defence sector, the Dutch foreign minister says.
Five children and an adult are killed in a minibus crash near the French city of Troyes, south-east of Paris, officials say.
The BBC's Paul Adams reports from Gaza City where rescue workers try to retrieve bodies from buildings brought down by missile strikes.
The government announces a public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former KGB officer poisoned with radioactive polonium in London.
Shares in Harley-Davidson fall more than 6% after the motorbike maker says it will ship fewer bikes this year than previously forecast.
Hundreds of flowers have been laid outside Schiphol airport in Amsterdam in remembrance of the victims of the Malaysian airliner which crashed in Ukraine.
Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's hotly-contested presidential election.
Jos Buttler replaces Matt Prior as wicketkeeper in the England squad for the third Test against India at the Rose Bowl.
UN officials say more than 100,000 people have been forced to take shelter in UN buildings in Gaza because of the violence - double the number of the Gaza conflict five years ago.
Australian Michael Rogers seals victory in stage 16 of the Tour de France - the longest of this year's race.
Emmy-nominated TV show Fargo is set to return for a second season but with a new cast.