The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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A judge in Cairo has upheld jail terms imposed on three activists who were prominent in the 2011 uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak.
French conglomerate Bouygues' shares fall 6% in Paris after cable operator Numericable beats it in a bid for Vivendi's mobile phone provider SFR.
Formula 1 drops its plans for a cost cap in 2015 after leading teams oppose the idea, says FIA president Jean Todt.
A couple in New Zealand hope to claim back an engagement ring lost in the sea six years ago.
Spiders crawling into the fuel tanks of Mazda cars have forced the company to issue a voluntary recall notice to apply a software fix.