The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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A Japanese politician Ryutaro Nonomura who wailed and sobbed when quizzed by journalists about expenses has yet to prove that he spent public funds legitimately.
India's main stock market, Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), resumes trading after being disrupted due to a network outage.
Coverage of murder trial of Oscar Pistorius resumes in South Africa
India's Supreme Court says that women are increasingly misusing the tough anti-dowry law to harass their husbands and in-laws.
Cutting back on hospital services in England before community services are geared up to provide care is a "recipe for disaster", MPs say.
A man is shot and killed and two others are injured during disorder in Birmingham.
Andy Murray reflects on the defeat by Grigor Dimitrov that ended his bid to successfully defend his Wimbledon title.
Historic US documents the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence will go on display in the UK for the first time next year.
The BBC's Anne Soy in Kenya travels to a Maasai meeting where different generations of women meet to discuss their conflicting views on female genital mutilation (FGM).
A man named as one of two "persons of interest" over a shooting on New Orleans's famed Bourbon street has handed himself in, local officials say.
Japan is to ease some sanctions on North Korea amid ongoing talks on Japanese nationals abducted by Pyongyang, PM Shinzo Abe announces.