The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw is to take personal charge of the watchdog's investigation into claims that a number of schools in Birmingham have been taken over by Muslim hardliners.
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the US boxer whose wrongful conviction for murder caused an international outcry, dies aged 76.
A prequel to Oscar-winning martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will begin filming later this year.
A British national dies after a double-decker bus reportedly crashes into a ravine in Malaysia.
Stanislas Wawrinka beats fellow Swiss Roger Federer to win the first Masters 1000 title of his career in Monte Carlo.
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has extended his lead over his rival Ashraf Ghani, latest results from the presidential polls suggest.
Media workers across Pakistan have held angry protests after a leading journalist was shot and wounded on Saturday.
The Archbishop of Canterbury highlights the suffering of people in conflicts around the world during his Easter Sunday sermon.
Ian McIntyre, a former controller of both BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4, has died aged 82.
Islamist militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a military convoy in mountains east of the capital Algiers.
Scottish government agencies Scottish Enterprise and Visit Scotland quit business lobby organisation CBI after it formally backed the campaign against Scottish independence.
Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck is considering a move in order to play more in his preferred central striking role.
A businessman appointed by the prime minister to head a multibillion-pound quango steps down after it was revealed that he was bankrupt.
Liverpool open up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League after a hard-fought win over relegation-battling Norwich.
A drone attack in south Yemen has killed at least three suspected al-Qaeda fighters, defence officials and local tribal chiefs say.
The search for three Sherpa guides, missing after an avalanche on Mount Everest killed 13 of their colleagues, is called off.
Lewis Hamilton says he is putting in the best performances of his career in an 'incredible car' after a third win in a row.
Pope Francis celebrates Easter in front of thousands in St Peter's Square, praying for peace in Syria and Ukraine and "an end to all war".
Newsreader George Alagiah says he has been "strengthened" by people's messages after revealing he has bowel cancer.
Jack White records and cuts a single in four hours, and claims a world record has been broken.