The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Labour's acting leader writes to David Cameron calling for compensation from the French government for UK people affected by the Calais crisis.
Myanmar's president declares a state of emergency in four regions after heavy flooding left at least 27 people dead.
Eleven people are questioned by Serbian police after a television graphic predicts a winning lottery number before it is drawn.
The new leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, calls for unity and says the group will continue fighting.
A plane that crashed at a small UK airport killing four people is believed to have belonged to Osama bin Laden's family.
Social media users rally around Aussie Rules footballer Adam Goodes, as he takes time out of the game amid a racism row with fans.
England head coach Trevor Bayliss challenges his side to perform consistently after going 2-1 up in the Ashes series.
The founder of MtGox - once the world's biggest bitcoin exchange - is arrested by Japanese police investigating losses of nearly $400m.
The Afghan Taliban's Supreme Council was not consulted over the election of a new leader following the death of founder Mullah Omar, the BBC learns.
The former professional wrestler 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper, known for wearing a kilt in the ring, dies aged 61.
Australia captain Michael Clarke has lost his confidence and could be playing his last Test series, says Jim Maxwell.
Extra fencing and sniffer dogs are to be offered to Calais to help deal with the migrant crisis, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
Tiger Woods records his lowest 36-hole total in two years to put himself in contention at the Quicken Loans National.
Charities could face criminal sanctions unless they stop aggressive fundraising tactics, the Charity Commission chairman warns.
A piece of debris that experts believe could be from missing flight MH370 arrives in Paris from Reunion in the Indian Ocean for analysis.
Twelve Pacific nations fail to agree a regional trade deal which would cover 40% of the world economy, despite talk of "significant progress".
There has been a rare opportunity to witness a unique lunar event in the night sky; a so-called "blue moon".
Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls attacks Labour's approach to business under Ed Miliband.
US country singer Lynn Anderson, best known for her 1971 hit (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden, dies, aged 67.
A new record for the largest ever vertical skydiving formation has been set in Ottawa, Illinois, by 164 flyers who formed the shape of a flower in the sky.