The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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At least one person has died after floods swept the Italian city of Genoa
Parts of northern China have suffered the worst bout of smog since July, pushing pollution well past healthy levels and reducing visibility. Martin Patience reports from Beijing.
South American teams playing friendlies in far off places is good for business but bad for Premier League clubs, says Tim Vickery.
Lewis Hamilton sets the pace in the second practice session at the Russian Grand Prix, with team-mate Nico Rosberg fourth.
US actress Angelina Jolie is made an honorary dame by the Queen for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence.
The gap between the amount the UK imports and the amount it exports narrowed in August, the latest official figures show.
The boss of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, apologises for remarks he made advising women not to ask for a pay rise but to have "faith in the system".
UKIP makes a breakthrough, winning the Clacton by-election - and comes close to a shock win over Labour in Heywood and Middleton.
A selection of news photos from around the world
The inquest into the death of 14-year-old Alice Gross is opened and adjourned at West London Coroner's Court.
North and South Korea have exchanged fire across their land border, South Korean officials say, as southern activists launch propaganda balloons.