The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Why tourists have stopped visiting a beautiful Italian island
Colombia's experience of the Zika virus
The story told by rare photos of the 1916 Easter Rising
Video has emerged showing the dramatic rescue of a woman and her child after her car went into a canal in Amsterdam.
Thousands of refugees are fleeing the conflict in Aleppo after a recent surge in the military operations by the government backed by Russian airstrikes
The pop star's journey to 'Black Lives Matter,' in 60 seconds
Dylan Klebold's mother breaks years of silence
Two hundred thousand troops will be deployed on the streets of Brazil in a bid to contain the Zika virus.
The Zika virus has moved north to Colombia where it is being linked by some doctors to cases of paralysis.
Doubts mount over international agreement to cease some of the hostilities in Syria.
A Japanese MP who sparked a national debate about paternity leave has quit after admitting to having an affair as his wife was due to give birth
Activists in Nigeria say they will continue their campaign to secure the safety of more than 200 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by the militant Islamist group, Boko Haram.
A new app that turns a smartphone into a mobile seismometer is being rolled out by California scientists.
Police in the US state of Ohio shoot and kill a man who attacked four people with a machete in a Mediterranean diner.
International judges in the case of Kenyan Vice-President William Ruto disallow the use of recanted witness statements.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad vows to retake "the whole country", but says the involvement of regional powers means it could take "a long time".
Surfers in northern California compete in what has been dubbed one of the world's most dangerous sporting competitions.
The new opposition-controlled National Assembly in Venezuela plans to speed up moves to oust the government of Nicolas Maduro as economic woes deepen.
Singer Barry Manilow is out of surgery and "doing well" after being rushed to hospital in Los Angeles.
Former Fifa secretary-general Jerome Valcke is banned from all football-related activity for 12 years.