The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Paul Cantlie, the father of Islamic State hostage John Cantlie, has died, less than two weeks after making a plea for his son to be released.
The people who buy and then cancel US student loans
Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.
A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo wins Europe's Sakharov human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims.
President Barack Obama found himself in an awkward situation at the voting booth in Chicago on Monday, when a man walked past and told him not to touch his girlfriend.
Russian investigators have said "criminal negligence" caused the crash at a Moscow airport that resulted in the death of Total's chief executive.
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.
US counter-narcotics efforts costing $7.6bn fail to stop production of opium poppies in Afghanistan reaching an all-time high, a new report says.
Michael Sam, who hopes to be the first openly gay athlete to play in an NFL game, is released by the Dallas Cowboys.
A woman dies and four people are taken to hospital after high winds brought down trees and gusts of up to 88mph swept the country.
A judge orders a mental health evaluation for the man accused of scaling the White House fence and running into the building with a knife last month.
Bayern Munich record their biggest ever away win in the Champions League as they thrash Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.
Press freedom in the Americas has seen a "marked deterioration" in the past six months, according to the Inter American Press Association.
Didier Drogba scores his first goal since rejoining Chelsea as they beat Maribor 6-0 - their biggest Champions League win.
Technology giant Yahoo reports profits of $6.8bn for the third-quarter, buoyed mostly by earnings from the firm's stake in Chinese firm Alibaba.
The bodies of up to four infants "of a very young age" have been found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, say police.
Is prejudice fuelling outbreak hysteria in the US?
Australian playwright on media baron's rise to power
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says his side are not outsiders to progress from their Champions League group.
Can a remote mining town in Australia survive a shutdown?