The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 15 min 34 sec ago
'Freedom' chants inspire songs in India
How cloud computing helps us disover at the speed of light
Bottling water for profit in drought-hit California
The BBC's Rico Hizon conducts a rigorous poll to discover how Filipinos are feeling about the election - in emojis.
A Thai Buddhist monk has confirmed that the owner of Leicester City approached him to perform a blessing ritual for the team, ahead of its Premier League victory.
Puerto Rico defaults on a $422m (£289m) debt payment due on Monday, but wins breathing space from some major creditors for further talks.
Leicester City are crowned English Premier League champions for the first time in their history as Tottenham can only draw with Chelsea.
Members of Turkey's ruling AK party and pro-Kurdish politicians trade blows in parliament over plans to strip MPs of their immunity from prosecution.
Venezuela's opposition presents to the electoral authorities a petition calling for a referendum to oust President Nicolas Maduro.
Politicians brawl at the Turkish parliament over proposed changes to the constitution.
On board landmark US cruise to Cuba
US Secretary of State John Kerry says the Syrian conflict is "in many ways out of control", as he tries to salvage a nine-week truce.
Detroit Public School teachers are holding a "sick-out" to protest funding levels for the already-struggling district.
Scepticism has greeted claims by Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright's claim to be the mysterious creator of the digital currency.
A Brazilian judge blocks messaging service WhatsApp for 72 hours after its owner Facebook failed to hand over information required in a criminal investigation.
The BBC has gained special access to the Iraqi parliament, after it was stormed by anti-government protestors.
Thousands of people attend the first day of official commemorations in DR Congo to mark the sudden death of music star Papa Wemba.
Scientists say they now have a near-perfect picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer, which they hope will unlock new ways of treating the disease.
A Colorado man was forced to lock himself in his bedroom when a bear entered his apartment and rummaged through his refrigerator.
Searching for self-reliance and 'real locals' in Pyongyang