The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 15 min 27 sec ago
The US-led coalition carries out its most sustained air attacks so far on the Turkey-Syria border town of Kobane, helping to curb Islamic State.
Tech giant Yahoo plans to cut jobs in Bangalore, India, which is considered one of its largest engineering hubs.
The Australian Capital Territory of Canberra ranks as the best place in the world to live, according to a report by the OECD.
At least 12 people are killed in clashes between Kurdish protesters and police in Turkey.
Canada's parliament votes to allow the country's military to join the US-led campaign of air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq.
A 69-year-old British man freed after spending 20 days in a Moroccan jail for "homosexual acts" says his experience "was a total nightmare".
The first patient diagnosed in the US with Ebola is on a ventilator and kidney dialysis, as officials monitor those with whom he came in contact.
The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) bans a TV advert by payday lender Wonga, following a complaint by a charity.
A leading debt charity says the knock-on costs for the economy of people getting into too much debt amount to more than £8bn a year.