The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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The unsung women of Africa who change lives for the better
Why India's wealthy Parsi community is vanishing
How Syrian girl sobbing on TV won hearts in Arab World
Police in Washington arrest a man who allegedly plotted to kidnap one of US President Obama's two pet dogs.
Spain's Princess Cristina faces fraud charges
Danish film A War throws grim light on the morality of conflict
A police officer in Philadelphia is ambushed by a man who pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials say.
The head of Cologne's police is leaving his post "to restore public trust in the police" following sex attacks on women at New Year.
Robby Kraft is an American origami artist with a penchant for complicated mathematics who creates wonderful paper sculptures.
A militant from so-called Islamic State (IS) has publicly executed his mother because she encouraged him to leave the group, activists say.
A police officer in Philadelphia was ambushed by a man who pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials have said.
Beaten up by China for fishing in the 'wrong' place
US officials announce new counter-terrorism initiatives as they meet Silicon Valley leaders to discuss how technology can help fight extremism.
Hundreds have died in Burundi since the president announced he would be running for a third term last year.