The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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How the Paris attacks are affecting Muslim children
In some regions of the Indian state of Maharashtra, second or third daughters are not given a name but are merely termed 'Nakusha', meaning 'unwanted'.
US make-up artist Bobbi Brown tells the BBC's Nomsa Maseko that her make-up empowers women.
BBC Newsnight speaks to Carmen Blandin Tarleton - one of the few people in the world to have had a successful face transplant.
Small generators that use heat to make electricity have gone on trial in parts of Malawi where only 10% of the population has access to power.
One of the dresses worn by Judy Garland when she played Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz sells for $1.5 million at an auction in New York.
Alek Wek, one of the most recognised fashion models in the world and a passionate campaigner for refugees, talks to the BBC's 100 Women season.
David Cameron has said he will take his case to parliament to extend air strikes by the UK from Iraq into Syria.
Ukraine suspends deliveries of goods to Crimea, as a power blackout has caused major disruption on the peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014.
A Russian court rules the Moscow branch of the Church of Scientology should be dissolved, as it cannot be considered a religious organisation under the law.
Argentine President-elect Mauricio Macri says he will correct the errors made by his predecessor in office, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
Belgian police charge a fourth suspect in connection with the deadly attacks on Paris as the authorities maintain the highest security threat level.
A US air strike has destroyed more than 238 fuel trucks controlled by Islamic State (IS) militants in north-east Syria, says the US military.
The Belgian Prime Minister says that the threat of an attack on Brussels remains "serious and imminent", but urges residents to stay calm.
A US mayor says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump "is plain wrong" in claiming Arabs in his city cheered the attacks of 9/11.
A northern white rhinoceros dies in a zoo in San Diego, California, leaving only three of the animals still alive in the world.
The person who came second in Zimbabwe's Mr Ugly contest cries foul, saying the winner isn't ugly enough.
An Israeli soldier is stabbed to death and three Palestinian attackers are shot dead amid a fresh spate of stabbings in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
Why are Indian women 'Happy to Bleed'?
Migrants stuck on the border between Greece and Macedonia sew their lips together to protest against not being allowed to continue their journey.