The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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An aurora resembling the 'northern lights' has been spotted outside the Solar System for the first time, scientists report.
The vast majority of children bought and sold for sex every night in the United States are American, a BBC investigation finds.
The illegal alcohol driving wives to take desperate measures
The pro-refugee posters in a small German town
Rio's favelas to accommodate visitors to 2016 Olympics
What is it like to visit the land of the ayatollahs?
The number of reported anti-Semitic incidents in the UK has increased by more than 50%, figures released by a charity suggest.
EX-Virginia governor Jim Gilmore enters the crowded race for the US presidency, making him the 17th Republican to vie for the White House.
Poorer students in England may be put off university by funding changes that could leave them with higher debts than middle-class graduates, a report says.
Half of the world's estimated online population now check in to the social networking giant Facebook at least once a month.
Russia uses its UN veto to block plans for an international tribunal to investigate last year's MH17 crash in Ukraine, drawing condemnation.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady asks a judge to overturn his four-game NFL ban from the 'deflate-gate' scandal.
Spectators gather on Chincoteague Island in the US state of Virginia to watch the annual "pony swim" when ponies are rounded up and swim across the bay between islands
US dentist Walter Palmer, who killed a lion in Zimbabwe, says he regrets shooting the animal.
Former BBC racing commentator Sir Peter O'Sullevan, dubbed the 'Voice of Racing' in a 50-year career, dies aged 97.
Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago in Pakistan, Afghanistan's government and security services say.
French officials are investigating whether plane wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island is from missing flight MH370.
A new report says that highly valuable forests are being lost at an "unprecedented" rate from protected lands in Cambodia.
France sends extra police officers to Calais, as migrants heading for Britain say they will keep trying to enter the Channel Tunnel.
Ahead of the inauguration of Egypt's new Suez Canal, Sally Nabil went to take a look at the waterway.