The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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A US clothing company sees its sales soar after Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is pictured wearing one of its shirts.
Judges in the European Court of Human Rights say an employer that read a worker's private messages and then sacked him was in the right.
Google drivers had to intervene to stop its self-driving cars from crashing on California's roads 13 times between September 2014 and November 2015.
Hong Kong will introduce tougher legislation to tackle ivory poaching from elephants in Africa, Chief Executive CY Leung says.
Ethiopia's government abandons plans to expand the boundaries of the capital, Addis Ababa, after months of deadly protests in the Oromo region.
Search teams looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 think they have stumbled across a 19th-century shipwreck.
Lego stops asking bulk buy customers what they want to use the bricks for, following a backlash over its refusal of bricks to Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
China detains a Swedish human rights worker in Beijing, amid a crackdown on legal activists that critics say aims to stifle dissent.
A vast, previously unrecognised canyon system could be hidden under the Antarctic ice sheet, say scientists.
At least seven Afghan security personnel are killed in a gun battle near the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad, the interior ministry says.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei tells the BBC he is "happy" about Lego's decision not to ask bulk customers what they want to do with the bricks.
The Polish government has tightened controls over the civil service, the courts, and the media - Paul Adams examines why the changes are causing the EU concerns.
Police arrest Indian comedian Kiku Sharda for mimicking popular religious guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.