The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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The US accuses Russia of violating a Cold War arms treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, saying the breach is "very serious".
Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 US vice-presidential candidate, has launched a subscription-based online television channel.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu warns of a "prolonged" military campaign in Gaza, amid one of the most intense nights of shelling in the conflict.
US Secretary of State John Kerry is to begin a visit to Delhi as Washington tries to improve ties with India under its new PM Narendra Modi.
A team of Dutch forensic investigators will again try to access the Malaysia Airlines wreckage site in eastern Ukraine.
The Australian government has approved the development of what could potentially be the country's biggest coal mine.
Two South Korean conscripts have died in apparent suicides, the military says, weeks after another soldier shot dead five members of his unit.
The UN blacklists the operator of a North Korean ship seized near the Panama Canal in July 2013 with undeclared Cuban weapons on board.
The French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, has confirmed that the pilots of a plane that crashed in Mali last Thursday had asked for a change of course.
Lord Coe indicates that he has withdrawn from the race to be the next chairman of the BBC Trust.
Microsoft confirms that officials from the Chinese regulatory body responsible for enforcing business laws have visited some of its offices.
Muslims across the world are taking part in Eid celebrations to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
The child beggars struggling to get by in the Indian capital, Delhi
The summer movies criticising US drone policies
NHS privatisation is "being forced through at pace and scale", and should be halted until the general election, says Labour's shadow health secretary.
Gaza and southern Israel see an upsurge in violence despite a plea by the UN secretary general for a cessation of hostilities.
Fifty years of data about endangered primates goes online
Jim Reed asks whether passenger planes should fly over warzones after reports said the MH17 plane was 'downed by missile shrapnel'.
The family agreement that can tear happy couples apart
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will not rush to make signings despite "having" to play with wing-backs recently.