The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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A Vietnamese oil tanker with a crew of 18 is missing after leaving Singapore last Thursday, prompting fears that pirates may be to blame.
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A legal ruling that Prince Nasser of Bahrain is immune from prosecution over allegations of torture is quashed in the High Court in London.
A hotelier who opened a string of children's homes in north Wales created a "sexualised atmosphere alongside a culture of fear" as he abused 20 children in his care, a jury has heard.
Former radio DJ Ray Teret raped a 15-year-old girl "acting together" with the late TV presenter Jimmy Savile, a court in Manchester hears.
Islamic State militants extend attacks in the Syria-Turkey border town of Kobane, as US-led air strikes try to aid its Syrian Kurd defenders.
The BBC's Tulip Mazumdar, who has been reporting from Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone, explains how the BBC is covering the crisis safely.