The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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The Pakistan Taliban sack their spokesman Shahidullah Shahid after he pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS).
The Americans who have joined the Kurds in the fight against IS
Italian nun who won the The Voice releases Madonna's 1984 hit as her debut single.
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale misses Wednesday's Champions League game at Liverpool because of a thigh injury.
Paralympic chiefs say Oscar Pistorius cannot compete in IPC events for five years after he is jailed for killing Reeva Steenkamp.
Dr Olivet Buck died after contracting Ebola while treating patients in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Bee colonies in Brisbane are waging war for months on end, according to a new study, and the victorious swarms are taking over the hives of rival species.
A new mural by street artist Banksy in Bristol is vandalised less than 24 hours after the work appeared.
Dominican-born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies like Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 82, says his family.
The Mexican government offers rewards totalling $4.75m (£3m) for information leading to the whereabouts of 43 missing students from Guerrero state.
Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died after his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow.
A leading human rights group says it has strong evidence Ukraine attacked populated areas of Donetsk with cluster bombs, banned by many other states.
Microsoft boss Satya Nadella has been given a pay package worth $84.3m, making him one of the top earners in the tech industry.
An Australian teenager who joined IS militants in Iraq and Syria surfaces in a video addressing PM Tony Abbott and US president Barack Obama.
The life and work of US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta
Politicians including former Mayor Rudy Giuliani protest against controversial opera The Death of Klinghoffer.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov wants Germany to say sorry to his horses after freezing their prize money.
Online retailer Amazon reaches a deal with publisher Simon & Schuster over the pricing of e-books.
Some 80 army medics are travelling to Sierra Leone as part of UK efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak, as screening begins at Gatwick.
A woman dies of her injuries after being set on fire on a train in the Indian state of Kerala, reportedly after an argument with an unidentified man.