The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 9 min 38 sec ago
Government workers in Colombia are given Friday afternoon off to watch the national squad play Brazil in the World Cup quarter-finals.
Man-made famine looming in South Sudan
Canadian musician Drake announces that he won't be headlining Wireless Festival this weekend because of ill health.
Samsung is to stop producing plasma televisions (PDP TVs) by 30 November.
The final round of nuclear talks between Iran and six major powers begins in Vienna ahead of a deadline for a deal later this month.
Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith are at numbers one and two on the US album chart - the first time two UK solo acts have taken the top two spots since 1993.
Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab kills a prominent MP and his bodyguard in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Mogadishu.
Colombian pop star Shakira will perform at her third consecutive World Cup closing ceremony, it is announced.
The failure to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) is a "national scandal" with as many as 170,000 victims in the UK, MPs say.
How Sharapova managed to stun a billion Indians
A Japanese politician Ryutaro Nonomura who wailed and sobbed when quizzed by journalists about expenses has yet to prove that he spent public funds legitimately.
India's main stock market, Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), resumes trading after being disrupted due to a network outage.