The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Rescue workers in Germany say an injured explorer trapped in a deep cave is responsive and able to walk with help.
Calls for Wayne Rooney to be dropped by England at the World Cup have turned into a "witch-hunt", says Phil Neville.
The Passport Office denies that it is failing to cope with the volume of applications, despite claims of severe delays.
Ukraine says it will not "fall into same trap twice" over Russian gas prices, rejecting a deal to decrease the price it will pay on a disputed debt.
Some 6,000 South Korean officers raid a religious compound in search of fugitive billionaire Yoo Byung-eun, wanted over the Sewol ferry disaster.
Rory McIlroy says his mobile phone will remain switched off this week as he attempts to win a second US Open title.
The truck driver charged over the fatal crash that injured comedian Tracy Morgan is due in court.
The first Star Wars standalone movie will be filmed in the UK next year, Chancellor George Osborne says.
Luis Suarez is working triple shifts as he attempts to be fit for the World Cup, says Uruguay team-mate Cristian Rodriguez.
Supermarket chain Sainsbury's has reported a second consecutive quarter of falling sales as it faces increasing competition from rivals.
Are the new consoles' horror games too scary?
Japanese car manufacturer Toyota adds 650,000 cars - all in Japan - to the recall it issued last year over a defect in passenger airbags.
Swarms of giant moths have descended upon Malaysia, invading homes and even disrupting a national football match.