The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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US invests time in European Parliament
The sad tale of the curious monkey
The US Treasury grants plane manufacturer Boeing a licence to export some commercial parts to Iran, in its first public dealings since 1979.
The "sleeping" operator of a Chicago train that derailed last month injuring 32 people has been sacked, officials say.
The father of a soldier who killed three men at a US Army base says he was not in his right mind, as officials say an earlier argument played a part.
Can Afghanistan overcome challenges of security and fraud?
Western security forces train thousands of temporary female police officers to help make sure women are able to cast their votes at polling stations ahead of upcoming presidential elections.
How a humble Polaroid photo changed lives in Rwanda
Brazilian police say they have picked up 11 crew members working in "slave-like conditions" on an Italian cruise ship.
An exhibit of paintings of world leaders by former US President George W Bush is to open at his presidential library in Texas.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney may miss the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final with a toe injury.
A Chinese national faces US criminal charges that he conspired to export devices to Iran that could be used in uranium enrichment.
US President Barack Obama signs an order authorising sanctions against anyone aggravating the conflict in South Sudan.
Cement giants Lafarge and Holcim are in talks about merging into a company that would have a stock market value of more than $30bn euros.
George W Bush reveals his personal portrait gallery
BBC News takes a close-up look at a Faberge Easter Egg that has recently sold for around £20m - after nearly being melted down for scrap metal.
But is Dr K Shyam Babu Subudhi the world's biggest election loser?
A Florida apartment concierge who mistook the dead body of a 96-year-old resident for a mannequin has been fired, local media report.