The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Lewis Hamilton sets the pace from Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg in first practice at the United States GP.
Fiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse, she has told the BBC.
Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo becomes the latest athlete from Kenya to fail a doping test, the country's athletics body confirm.
Two bodies are found after a blaze at a fireworks warehouse in Stafford, police say
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore resigns following violent protests, with army chief Honore Traore taking over as head of state.
A woman from Canada hands back a stolen piece of the ruins of Pompeii more than 50 years after she put it into her bag.
Younus Khan records his fifth Test double century as Pakistan dominate the second and final match against Australia.
Climate talks stalked by the spectre of the past
A suspect appears in court in South Africa over the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa in a robbery.
Local residents jeer and shout abuse at a Pennsylvania man accused of killing a police officer and eluding authorities on a weeks-long manhunt.
Victims' groups tell Home Office officials they are "unanimous" in their view that the head of an inquiry into historical child sex abuse should resign.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Spanish La Liga game between Granada CF and Real Madrid.
Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist.
The BBC's Head of TV refuses to make a formal apology over a Top Gear special filmed in Argentina, after demands from the country's ambassador to the UK.
This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 23.5C, breaking the previous record of 20C.
Costa Rica has issued an emergency alert after the eruption of Turrialba volcano in the centre of the country.
Myanmar's president holds rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.
Anti-corruption investigators in China confirm the finding of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home - the biggest such haul to date.
Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults.
An explosion at a major bus station in Gombe state in north-eastern Nigeria kills at least four people and injures 32 people, police say.