The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Egypt says over 500 people were killed on Wednesday when security forces stormed Islamist protest camps in Cairo after a stand-off lasting weeks.
A stand-off in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, ends as a gunman is tackled by a politician and is then arrested after being shot by police.
Trinidad & Tobago's Jehue Gordon pips Michael Tinsley to the 400m hurdles title at the World Athletics Championships.
Ex-Radio 1 presenter Dave Lee Travis is charged with 12 sexual offences, relating to allegations by eight women and one girl dating back to 1977.
Hip-hop record mogul Russell Simmons apologises for a parody video on his YouTube channel showing a US abolitionist heroine making a sex tape.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he will work on signing new players right up until transfer deadline day.
Unheard Joy Division outtakes are among a stash of rare recordings to have surfaced via a former studio engineer, who says she rescued them from a skip.
A surge in gang violence leads education officials in South Africa's Western Cape province to close 16 schools for two days.
Two teenagers appear in court charged with child porn offences in relation to the alleged cyber-bullying of a Canadian girl who took her own life.
The UN says its weapons inspectors are to depart for Syria shortly to investigate allegations of chemical weapons use during the conflict.
Some 2,500 workers at Chile's Escondida copper mine return to work after a 24-hour stoppage over pay, but say operations may be halted again.
The star will not be called as a witness in the divorce proceedings of the woman who is reported to be carrying his baby.
Fewer top grades are reported at A-level, as more teenagers choose maths and science over languages.
Police in Hillsboro, Oregon, have found an alternative way to recruit a new police chief.
Ukrainian politicians and businesses accuse Russia of heightened checks on their exports, allegedly to prevent Ukrainian ties with the EU.
Chris Coleman wants his long-term future as Wales manager to be sorted out with the Football Association of Wales.