The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
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The European Union suspends its election monitoring mission in Burundi amid political unrest over the president's third-term bid.
Scientists say they have discovered why Swiss cheese has holes in it: apparently, it is all down to how dirty buckets are when the milk is collected.
Scottish scientists are working at Diamond, the UK's synchrotron light source, with light that is 10 billion times brighter than the sun.
A 43-year-old woman who enslaved and abused her ex-boyfriend in her Paris flat for more than a year is jailed for 18 months.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he cannot be held responsible for the current corruption scandal but vows to work to earn back trust.
South African President Jacob Zuma will not have to repay state money spent to upgrade his private home in Nkandla, the police minister says.
Alastair Cook wants to mark the appointment of "outstanding" new England coach Trevor Bayliss with a second-Test win over New Zealand.
Former New York Governor George Pataki has entered contest for the Republican presidential nomination.
Venezuela and Russian oil giant Rosneft agree to invest $14bn (£9.2) in Venezuela's oil and gas sector, Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro says.
Rail workers in the RMT union are to hold 24-hour and 48-hour strikes next month, after rejecting a pay offer from Network Rail.
The Gay Head Lighthouse in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, its being moved inland on Thursday to avoid falling into the Atlantic Ocean.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter tells an emergency meeting he will not quit, amid growing political pressure over a corruption scandal.
The trader at the centre of the Libor rate-rigging trial offered his contact a "humongous deal" to keep the rate low, a court hears.
Islamic State militants killed 20 men at the ancient theatre at the Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra, central Syria, a monitoring group says.
President Vladimir Putin declares Russian troop losses in peacetime a state secret as the Kremlin continues to deny sending troops to Ukraine.
The BBC Trust rejects complaints over Top Gear's Patagonia special, in which a car number plate appeared to refer to the Falklands conflict.
Avago Technologies, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of semiconductors, is buying its California-based rival Broadcom for $37bn.
Palestinians press Fifa to suspend Israel from world football
South African officials dismiss US allegations that a $10m (£6.5m) bribe was organised for top Fifa officials in order to host the 2010 World Cup.
Comedian and 30 Rock actor Tracy Morgan settles his legal action against Walmart over the car crash which left him seriously injured and killed his friend.