The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Gunmen on a motorcycle kill a schoolteacher engaged in polio vaccination in the north-eastern Pakistani city of Faisalabad.
British businessman Shrien Dewani leaves South Africa after a judge cleared him of arranging his wife's murder on their honeymoon.
UK manufacturing output unexpectedly fell 0.7% in October, hit by a decline in output in computer and electronics, according to official figures.
A court in the German city of Cologne throws out the case of an 89-year-old man accused over an infamous Nazi massacre of civilians in France.
Russia's central bank admits it intervened to support the rouble last week spending a total of $4.53bn in the currency markets.
Photos of the superhero out and about in Cairo go viral, as those behind it say they want to highlight daily problems.
Ken Weatherwax, who played Pugsley in the original Addams Family TV series, dies aged 59 at his home in California.
Australia's David Warner dedicates his century against India on the opening day of the first Test to the late Phillip Hughes.
A senior Korean Air executive resigns after delaying a plane's take-off because she was angry at how she had been served nuts.
Tesco shares plunge after the supermarket group warns full-year profits will be substantially below market expectations.
A Dutch explorer who has driven to the South Pole in a tractor says she has achieved "an impossible dream".
Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian rebels in the east suspend fighting, but new peace talks remain uncertain.
The American Film Institute picks its top 11 films of 2014, including Boyhood, Birdman, Unbroken and Interstellar.
Scientists working on Nasa's Curiosity rover think they can now explain why there is a huge mountain at the robot's landing site in Mars' Gale Crater.
China shares suffer biggest fall in more than five years on profit-taking, while other Asian shares trade lower on worries about global growth.
Bookmakers slash odds on Mark Ronson becoming Christmas Number One, after his single is rush-released following Fleur East's X Factor performance.
Germany wants EU partners to take in more asylum seekers