The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Joe Root's third Test century helps England reach 344-5 on day one of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's.
Staff at two of Glasgow's key transport operators are to be balloted on industrial action ahead of the Commonwealth Games.
Germany's Martin Kaymer shoots a stunning five-under 65 to take a three-shot lead on day one of the US Open at Pinehurst.
Electric car maker Tesla confirms it will open up its patents for others to use "in good faith" to speed up electric car development and adoption.
Former US President George HW Bush has marked his 90th birthday with a parachute jump.
Rafael Nadal suffers a straight-sets defeat to Dustin Brown in his first match on grass in 2014 at the Gerry Weber Open.
The International Criminal Court says it has enough evidence to put Ivory Coast's ex-President Gbagbo on trial for war crimes.
A New York State police officer has saved a man who crashed into a gas station pump after suffering a diabetic shock.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague announces increased military and educational aid to help Nigeria tackle Boko Haram.
The British film and TV industries are too dominated by actors who went to private schools, according to the chairman of Arts Council England.
Joe Hart and Gary Cahill believe England must expect the unexpected from Italy striker Mario Balotelli on Saturday.
Danish childminder Karsten Kaltoft denies he was unable to do his job as a childminder because of his size, as his sacking is considered by the European Court of Justice.
Chelsea sign Spain and former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona for an undisclosed fee on a five-year deal.