The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 5 min 54 sec ago
How Esther Dyson broke barriers in the technology industry
Why wrestlers' training regime is putting off Japanese children
'I want to be the Steve Jobs of robotics'
The Nigerian military say they know where the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are but they will not attempt a rescue.
How the Filipino diaspora is trying to save its tattoo heritage
Britain and France call for EU reform as leaders arrive for a summit in Brussels on the elections which gave a boost to anti-EU parties.
Egypt's presidential election is extended into a third day amid reports of a low turnout, with ex-army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi poised to win.
The US will keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan after the US concludes its combat mission at the end of this year, President Barack Obama says.