The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 7 min 29 sec ago
A court date is set for a verdict in Egypt's landmark trial in a case of female genital mutilation (FGM).
A plan to cut CO2 by 40% from 1990 levels is likely to be agreed by EU leaders despite the threat of a veto from Poland.
US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.
A man who jumped the White House fence was attacked by dogs before being arrested, in the latest security incident at the US president's official home.
Chelsea's Diego Costa is released from hospital after being admitted with a severe stomach bug following international duty.
Canada's prime minister insists his country will not be intimidated, after a gunman rampages through parliament before being shot dead.
Serena Williams crushes Eugenie Bouchard 6-1 6-1 at the WTA Finals but is not assured of a place in the semi-finals.
Four women in Saudi Arabia have been given prison sentences for supporting al-Qaeda and training their sons for jihad.
Alan Partridge star Steve Coogan is cast in a US TV series that was to have starred the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
US government investigators are looking into about two dozen cases of medical kit suspected to be vulnerable to life-threatening hacks.
Mark Zuckerberg has conducted a chat to Chinese students in Mandarin, leading to mixed reviews about his accent and pronunciation.
Japan's Supreme Court backs a woman who unsuccessfully sued her employer following a demotion due to her pregnancy.
Singer Alvin Stardust, best known for his hit My Coo Ca Choo, dies aged 72 after recently being diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.
The NHS in England needs extra money and drastic changes to the way services are organised if patient care is not to suffer, health bosses say.
Nokia's fortunes since selling its mobile handset unit to Microsoft appear to be improving with the Finland business returning to profit.
Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock is charged with misconduct for comments he made following defeat by Chelsea on Saturday.
Google revamps email with a mobile app that categorises messages and allows users to add their own reminders.
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is hoping to resolve the dispute threatening the future of the Caterham team.
Daily life and trade is continuing in Kashmir despite the recent violence being the worst in a decade, as BBC Urdu's Shumaila Jaffery reports.
More than half a million people in Honduras have been affected by a severe drought, according to the Red Cross.