The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Southampton react angrily to the Premier League's decision to dismiss their complaint against referee Mark Clattenburg.
Tunisia's national assembly begins voting on a long-delayed constitution with the hope it will be adopted by the third anniversary of the uprising.
Sunni militants linked to al-Qaeda are reportedly still in control of parts of two cities in western Iraq following days of fierce fighting.
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A digger driver is killed in a blast at a construction site in Germany after he accidentally struck a World War Two bomb, police say.
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Norwegian and Danish ships are set to sail again from Cyprus in a new bid to collect Syria's chemical arms, after an earlier deadline was missed.
The Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has announced that he will not seek a third term in office.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes everyone in football has a responsibility to help rid the game of diving.
A nine-year-old boy from north east China sets a new world record in his age group for solving a Rubik's Cube, according to Chinese state media.
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Two people are being held by police in Tanzania after the seizure of a consignment of illegal ivory at Dar es Salaam port, officials say.
The Environment Agency confirms that it is cutting around 1,500 jobs, including some in flood protection work, as part of a major restructuring.
The parents of a 16-year-old Indian girl who died after being gang-raped and burnt in Calcutta tell BBC News they will fight for justice.
A new Bitcoin-like virtual currency inspired by rapper Kanye West is set to be launched, and has been dubbed "Coinye West".
The mercury has dropped to -42C (-44F) in Canada while in Australia it has hit 54C (129F) and extreme weather is experienced in different parts of the world.
The French interior minister vows to make the comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala pay big fines over his convictions for racist abuse.
Fans of the former motor racing champion Michael Schumacher mark his 45th birthday at the hospital in Grenoble where he is being treated after a skiing accident.
Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez believes Europe is a "reachable dream" for the south coast Premier League club.