The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Australia is "weeping" at the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes, says former opening batsman Michael Slater - as the country mourns.
A Siberian tiger, released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, has apparently been killing animals on a Chinese farm.
Two young patients who have spent time in Africa are tested at a hospital in Newcastle for Ebola after displaying viral symptoms.
Crude oil prices slump in reaction to the decision by the Opec oil producers' cartel not to cut output.
A New Zealand man serving a life sentence for child molestation and murder who escaped to Brazil has been deported to his home country.
Plan for new 'Islamic' cash fuels panic in IS-run Mosul
Bowler Sean Abbott is 'holding up well' after batsman Phillip Hughes's death, despite fears he may not play cricket again.
Saving Kenya's children born of incest from a death sentence
A mother's decision to leave Whatsapp chat group goes viral
Workers kill the owner of a tea plantation in north-eastern India in a dispute over pay.
Did Korea encourage prostitutes near US military bases?
The rubbish collector left on the scrap heap as his city goes green
Wal-Mart workers revolt against the annual shopping bonanza
A report from the UK parliament says Facebook, Twitter and other social networking firms need to make their terms and conditions clearer.
Thailand has been ruled by the military since the coup and the country may not return to democracy for another 18 months.
Clashes between rival groups of the same tribe leave more than 100 people dead in Sudan's biggest oil-producing region, a tribal leader says.
The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has promised a programme of radical reform during an address at the opening session of the country's new parliament.
Tottenham reach the Europa League knockout stage by beating Partizan Belgrade in a game interrupted by pitch intruders.
Online Islamists call for Cairo street protests despite ban
Mexico's president announces plans for a massive overhaul of police, in the wake of the disappearance of 43 students in September.