The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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Greater Manchester is to become the first English region to get full control of its health spending, as part of an extension of devolved powers.
Kevin O'Brien and Gary Wilson hit fifties as Ireland recover from a nervy start to beat UAE by two wickets at the Gabba.
US singer-songwriter Carole King calls Beautiful, a tribute musical about her early life, "a wonderful gift" as the show makes its West End debut.
World football's governing body, FIFA, says it won't pay compensation to European clubs unhappy about plans to play the 2022 Qatar World Cup in November and December.
Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke says the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations will be postponed from January to June to help move the 2022 World Cup.
The Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones quits the series after nearly a decade to star in a new sitcom, weeks after news of host Jon Stewart's departure.
Force India will have three days to test their new Formula 1 car before the start of the season, the team confirms.
As South Sudan opens schools, children are abducted
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso leaves hospital after his Barcelona crash but will miss the next testing session.
The former Marussia team, now known as Manor, name Englishman Will Stevens as their first race driver for the new season.
Apple is ordered to pay $533m to a company that does not make products of its own but sues others for payments, in a dispute over iTunes.
The European Commission approves proposals for a single European market in the supply, purchase and consumption of energy.
Egypt's Premier League will resume after its suspension next month with fans banned from attending matches following violent clashes.
Iranian military fires at replica US aircraft carrier during exercises in the Strait of Hormuz.
The French foreign minister urges the release of a Frenchwoman kidnapped along with her interpreter in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.
England's Mike Brown is out of Sunday's Six Nations match in Ireland after suffering a setback in his recovery from concussion.
Another two Royal Bank of Scotland employees have been suspended as part of an investigation by the bank into failings in its foreign exchange business.
The Democratic Republic of Congo launches its first strikes as part of a long-awaited offensive against Rwandan Hutu rebels.
A Bangladeshi court issues an arrest warrant for opposition leader Khaleda Zia, amid a political stand-off in the country.
Filmmaker Roman Polanski appears in a Polish court in connection with a request to extradite him to the US for having had sex with a 13-year-old girl.