The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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In Norway, where the days can be 20 hours long in the summer, fasting during Ramadan is a particular challenge.
Risks for Russia's Putin from MH17 disaster
As the Commonwealth Games kick off in Glasgow, the BBC explains the background to the action - in 60 seconds.
The deaths that unite women across the world
From living in an orphanage to becoming a self-made millionaire
Athletes from 71 nations will compete in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, which get under way with the opening ceremony on Wednesday.
Will Libya's militias defeat democracy?
Colombian football star James Rodriguez hugged a fan who invaded the pitch as he was presented as a new player for Real Madrid.
A suicide car bomb has killed at least 21 people at a police checkpoint in Baghdad's Kadhimiya district, Iraqi police say.
Lyse Doucet reports on the hardship of life in Gaza and the importance of Rafah Crossing, on the Gaza Egypt border.
Technology giant Microsoft reports a 7% fall in profits to $4.6bn in the second quarter, hit by a $692m loss at its newly-acquired Nokia handset division.
Real Madrid sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco for a fee that could rise to £71m.
High level diplomatic talks are taking place to try to end the violence between Israel and the Palestinians but so far with no breakthrough.
An academic working for a British university has been freed after being held for over a month in Tajikistan on suspicion of spying.
Authorities in New York are investigating who raised two large white flags on the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge early on Tuesday.
The search for victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine must go on as only some 200 bodies have been recovered so far, Dutch officials say.
Apple reports quarterly profits of $7.75bn up 12%, helped by strong sales of its iPhone.
US and European airlines suspend flights into Israel's Ben Gurion airport after Israeli police confirmed that a rocket landed one mile away.
Relatives of soldiers killed in Israel in the on-going fighting with Palestinians have spoken to the BBC as the UN secretary-general calls for an end to the conflict.
Virgil van Dijk and Teemu Pukki both hit doubles as Celtic outclass KR Reykjavik at Murrayfield in the Champions League.