The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 8 min 38 sec ago
Six Egyptian border guards have been killed in a clash with smugglers near the Libyan border, the military says.
A US touring production of Jesus Christ Superstar starring former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon is cancelled 10 days before it was due to start.
The co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Lewis Katz, is killed in a private jet that burst into flames near Boston.
The husband of a woman on death row in Sudan for abandoning the Islamic faith tells the BBC he has been told nothing about her possible release.
Israel calls on world leaders "not to rush to recognise" a new Palestinian interim government involving Fatah and the Islamist group Hamas.