The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Sending an international military mission to secure the crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine would be "unrealistic", Dutch PM Mark Rutte says.
Is India's politics becoming less dynastic?
Sharp falls in China's property market
Fran Halsall becomes the first female swimmer to complete a Commonwealth Games sprint double as compatriot Siobhan-Marie O'Connor also takes gold.
The wrecked Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, has entered the port of Genoa for scrapping after a two-year salvage operation.
Dozens of deaths have been reported in Libya, amid fierce fighting in Benghazi and near the airport in the capital Tripoli.
Cheryl Cole lands the fourth solo chart topper of her career, becoming only the third British female to achieve the feat.
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wraps up his first victory in the three-week race as Marcel Kittel wins the final stage in Paris.
Boko Haram militants are suspected of carrying out two high-profile abductions in Cameroon and a church bombing in northern Nigeria.
More than 500 homes and about 1,200 residents have been evacuated in an area east of the California state capital Sacramento due to a wildfire.
England's Laura Trott wins gold in the women's points race, with Wales' Elinor Barker claiming silver.
Seventeen people are taken to hospital after a car ploughs into a crowd during a car meet event in Plymouth.
England captain Alastair Cook falls for 95 but Gary Ballance hits a century on day one of the third Test against India.
Musician Peter Gabriel says that his world music label can be sustained for a further 25 years, despite the decline in physical music sales.
The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia enters the port of Genoa for scrapping after a lengthy salvage operation.
Relegated Bradford Bulls cause one of the shocks of the Super League season, beating champions Wigan Warriors 16-8.
Lewis Hamilton recovers from a pit lane start to finish third as Daniel Ricciardo wins a sensational Hungarian GP.
England's Adam Gemili records the fastest time in the men's 100m heats to qualify for Monday's semi-finals.
Palestinian militant group Hamas announces a 24-hour ceasefire after Israel ended an earlier truce amid continuing rocket fire from Gaza.
Liverpool call off their £8.5m move for QPR's striker Loic Remy amid reports that he failed a medical in the United States.