The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 9 min 40 sec ago
Six world powers and Iran are to begin drafting a deal that aims to provide a comprehensive solution to the country's nuclear issue.
The first same-sex couples marry in the US state of Arkansas, after a judge last week threw out a voter-approved ban on gay marriage.
Nigeria insists it will not agree to a swap deal with militants holding dozens of schoolgirls, after an official said all options were available.
Thailand's caretaker prime minister has said that he accepts the need for change, but is not willing to agree to any opposition demands for reforms before elections are held.
Czech footballer aims for new political goal
The ship of German Jews that got to Miami, but was turned away
Dog owners in England and Wales who allow their pets to attack people face longer prison sentences under new laws that have come into force.
Mo Asumang is the daughter of a black Ghanaian father and a white German mother. In her new film The Aryans she confronts racists in Germany and the US.
Women having a straightforward pregnancy "should be encouraged to give birth in a midwife-led unit", official advice for England and Wales says.
A team of US graduate students have developed a dog feeder which they believe can make pets smarter.
The Royal Bank of Scotland announces plans for a public share sale of part of its US subsidiary, Citizens, later this year.
A businessman vying against one-time American Idol star Clay Aiken for the Democratic nomination for a US House seat dies suddenly in a fall.
Charlie Austin scores twice as QPR come from behind to defeat Wigan after extra-time and reach the Championship play-off final.
At least 17 people died and 200 were rescued when a boat carrying hundreds of migrants sank between Libya and southern Italy, navy officials say.
US firm Pfizer says commitments to preserve UK science jobs - if it wins a $106bn (£63bn) takeover of AstraZeneca - are legally binding.
FGM still prevalent in Egypt, despite deadly risks
Canada faces a "crisis" over the living conditions of its aboriginal residents, the UN special rapporteur for the rights of indigenous peoples says.
Rio Ferdinand is to leave Manchester United in the summer after the defender is not offered a new contract.