The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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The Bangladeshi government starts a census of unregistered members of the Rohingya ethnic group who have gone there to escape persecution in Myanmar.
A Canadian man who suffered a head injury and went missing for 30 years is set to be reunited with his family after remembering his identity.
Aerial footage of the devastation wrought in Tasmania after bushfires began last month.
US Defence Secretary Ash Carter tells the BBC's Jonathan Beale it remains to be seen whether Russia implements the agreement on Syria.
China's foreign minister says a planned US missile defence system to protect South Korea from the North could also be used to target China.
The BBC's Richard Galpin reports from the Greece-Macedonia border, where a second razor wire fence is being constructed to stop illegal migrants in their tracks.
The Pope will hold an historic meeting with Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox church on Friday.
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A five-storey building collapses in the centre of the Turkish city of Istanbul, but it is unclear if there are any casualties.
The European Union gives Greece three months to fix border controls in a move that could allow other Schengen states to maintain internal controls.
Rwanda says it plans to relocate Burundian refugees to other host countries, days after being accused of attempts to destabilise its neighbour.
The UN hopes to start delivering aid to some besieged areas in Syria shortly, after world powers agree to push for a halt to hostilities in a week's time.
A district in Pakistan bans Valentine's Day celebrations, calling it un-Islamic and ordering police to stop shops from selling Valentine's cards.
The Paris appeal court rules that Facebook can be sued under French - not Californian - law, in what is seen as a test case.
Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal, a human rights lawyer, meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the Syrian war and the migration crisis.
Pakistan's military says it has foiled a plot to free the British-born killer of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl from jail.
A stand-off at a US wildlife sanctuary in the state of Oregon has ended peacefully, the FBI's agent in charge, Greg Bretzing, has confirmed.
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Major powers agree to seek a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria to begin in a week's time, as well as swift delivery of aid to besieged areas.
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